[amsat-bb] [Video] ISS Ham Radio Broke!

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 16:06:03 UTC 2016


The Ericsson MP-A handheld radio in the Columbus module used for most
school contacts recently started displaying an error message and is no
longer working. In the meantime, the Kenwood TM-D700 radio in the
Russian Service Module will be used for all school contacts. The good
thing about this is the Kenwood is a mobile radio and is more powerful
than the Ericsson, so it's much easier to hear. That's why the signal
was so strong at only 3 degrees in this video. One of the bad things
about this is the Ericsson powered the packet digipeater, so it's
temporarily offline.

This is my reception of astronaut Takuya Onishi onboard the
International Space Station talking to the Howell L. Watkins Middle
School in Palm Beach Gardens FL.

I received this in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday October 17th, 2016.

73, John Brier KG4AKV

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