Well that's it for me and the UK. Pass 12.09utc, the last visible here in
the UK before Richard leaves, and another picture to add to the collection.
Seems to have been a small problem up there as the first image started
before the TX keyed up and only a quarter of the second image was sent
before the TX went off.
Anyway great effort by all, thoroughly enjoyable.
Where did the last 10 days go?
I had a great view of them streaking across the sky this morning while I listened to their carrier and then some tweeting (SSTV). . .I heard them ID in CW mode too which was a first for me . . . the signal was not as strong as on previous passes either but I could see it . . . it was at 18 degrees and I stepped out of the shack into the cold and there it was . . . of course I have had a lot of experience seeing before so that was easy . . . . the sky was clear and Orion was beautiful as it always is in the Southern Sky. Good luck. I did not hear any voice QSOs. I worked them on the 21st when they were about 25 degrees up and were S9. . .
The ARISS SSTV web pages are back up at the
http://ariss-sstv.ssl.berkeley.edu/SSTV/ site. We've been able to do
some testing, but please let me know if you experience any difficulties.
Once again, my apologies for the outage! It appears to be a tribute to
the interest in Richard Garriott's ham radio activity on board the ISS.
Will Marchant, NAR 13356, Tripoli 10125 L3, AMA 800142, FBIS
At the moment I've been receiving the SSTV and voice signals from the
ISS with a homebrew omni on a pole in my back garden. I don't really
have the room to put up a tower, and since the house is rented I suspect
the landlord would have some pithy words to say about digging up a chunk
of the garden and pouring a plinth.
How well would an aerial with a cardioid pattern such as an HB9CV work?
Since the ISS is never much above 30 degrees this far north (IO75) I
doubt I'd need to worry about elevation.
How well would just adding a 144MHz preamp to the omni work?
How have other people solved this, without recourse to big rotators and
Hi folks, getting pics but there not comin in good.even with a 87 degree
pass Maybe they could turn it up to 10 watts instead of the five.
But probley getting ready to tear down anyway so maybe were outa luck.
Anyone else getting good pics?
Amsat India and the ham community wishes ISRO and its scientists a
successful launch of the Chandrayan mission.
We all look forward to many more such successful missions to explore the
Upagraha Amateur Radio Club and Amsat India had arranged a visit the IDSN,
Indian Deep Space Network a few weeks ago and it was heartening to see the
advancement in space science in our country, it makes us Indians proud.
Our sincere appreciation and congratulation to all our space scientists for
their wonderful contribution.
Follow these links to learn more
http://www.isro. gov.in/pslv- c11/brochure/ page11.htm
http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Chandrayan
http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Indian_Deep_ Space_Network
Secy Amsat India
Hi Folks, just got a pic from the ISS. It was not a very good pic but still
a pic. I was wondering how many watts the ISS station is using and what kind
of antenna they have. Anyone know where I can find this information?
Hopefully they will let the SSTV Station run automatically so we will still
have it even after the Space Tourist leaves. Its been fun.