[amsat-bb] ISS operation

Bruce kk5do at amsat.org
Fri Mar 25 18:29:18 UTC 2016

also, the best time for the astronauts to make contacts is just before 
they are ready to go to bed. that is when they have some free time. keep 
in mind that the iss operates on russian time (i think same as moscow 
time). breaks might be harder to determine but beddy-by time is almost 
always the same.


On 3/25/2016 1:17 PM, Daniel Cussen wrote:
> It does happen:
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11786461/Radio-ham-talks-to-space-station-from-garden-shed.html
> This is from just last year.
> The trick is to figure out their break time, and match that with the
> time they are passing over your location. The radio is normally on low
> in the Russian module. If you call, and they are on a break, and they
> happen to have the radio in the correct mode to hear the uplink, then
> they might say hello back. The next technique after a response is to
> not panic!
> The European module radio is on APRS duty normally.
> http://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html
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