[amsat-bb] Packet From The International Space Station Is Back On 145.825 MHz

E.Mike McCardel mccardelm at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 01:42:09 UTC 2017

Packet From The International Space Station Is Back On 145.825 MHz

ARISS is pleased to announce that packet from the International
Space Station is back on 145.825 MHz.  A few months back, the ARISS
Team did the foot work and paperwork to launch the final copy of the
Ericsson VHF handheld radio to the ISS.  This work was began in
October after the unit onboard the ISS failed.   ARISS has been using
the Ericssons for 16 years.    In the last days of February, the
launch vehicle, SpaceX 10's Dragon, flew to the ISS.  Then the ISS
crew had the odious job of unloading and unpacking 5,500 pounds of
cargo along with the Ericsson HT.

ARISS got word this morning that we now have VHF capability back in
the Columbus module.  Followers of ISS Fan Club have already posted
that they've heard and used packet, and are thrilled.

In 2015, ARISS began its first fundraising campaigns.  It relies on
NASA, ARRL, AMSAT and individual donors, along with ARISS volunteers
to pay the day-to-day operations expenses and everything related to
the hardware, testing, and certification.  Donors can go to
www.amsat.org and  www.ariss.org to support the program.

EMike McCardel, AA8EM
Rotating Editor AMSAT News Service
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