[amsat-bb] Has anyone made a satellite QSO with an orbiting ISS astronaut?
johnbrier at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 15:14:14 UTC 2017
Quoting from a webpage  I setup:
"While it’s technically possible to talk to astronauts and cosmonauts using
ham radio, the problem is they don’t get on the radio very often to make
With that said, receiving them can be good practice for ultimately talking
to them, and it’s fun on its own.
I recommend monitoring ariss.org for upcoming school contacts in your area
which happen frequently. You can try and listen to them on the downlink at
145.800 MHz FM.
The best way to find out when they’re happening though is to subscribe to
the amsat-bb mailing list and looking for messages like these:
You can subscribe here: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
In my experience the notifications go out to amsat-bb before anywhere else,
and sometimes ariss.org isn’t updated with the latest info on contacts. I’m
not certain that’s still the case, because I rarely use it, but I know the
amsat-bb emails are consistent.
After the emails go out the @ARISS_Status
account is updated and then the ARISS Facebook page
updated. So if email isn’t your thing and you don’t mind social media, you
can check those accounts. Even better would be to enable mobile Twitter
notifications on the @ARISS_Status <https://twitter.com/ariss_status> account.
I’m not sure if you can do something similar with Facebook.
On Dec 21, 2017 10:08 AM, <skristof at etczone.com> wrote:
> Thousands of school kids have.
> Steve AI9IN
> On 2017-12-21 09:35, Douglas Quagliana wrote:
> > Has anyone ever had a successful two-way QSO with an orbiting ISS
> astronaut through an amateur radio satellite transponder?
> > Regards,
> > Douglas KA2UPW/5
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