Hello AMSAT BB
I decoded "something" overnight on 145.825 .
Fm o-11 To lS-15 Via xG,,,-2,, <I R0 S0 pid=0 [DAMA] [EAX25]>[05:45:05]
was testing my system and let it run.
Don't recognize the form.
73, KD7YZ Bob EM88LL
AMSAT LM #901
The following satellite has been added to this week's AMSAT TLE
NO-116 - NORAD Cat ID 51031 (NO-116 was formally SanoSat-1.)
At the request of AMSAT-Nepal, AMSAT hereby designates SanoSat-1 as
Nepal-OSCAR 116 (NO-116). We congratulate AMSAT-Nepal and their partners,
thank them for their contribution to the amateur satellite community, and
wish them continued success on this and future projects.
[Thanks to ANS and Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, AMSAT VP Operations/OSCAR Number
Administrator for the above information.]
The following satellite has decayed from orbit and has been removed from
this week's AMSAT TLE Distribution.
Quetzal 1 - NORAD Cat ID 45598 (Deorbited Feb 27, 2022. Confirmed by
AMSAT-NA Orbital Elements Manager
ARISS News Release No. 22-13
ARISS to Support Axiom Space Crew Members
on First Private ISS Mission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2022
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Inc. (ARISS-USA)is pleased to announce that two crew members scheduled to fly on AxiomMission-1 (Ax-1), the first private astronaut mission to the InternationalSpace Station, will utilize the ARISS on-board radio resources to conduct six schoolconnections via amateur radio.
These ARISS school contacts will be conducted with Ax-1crew members Mark Pathy, from Canada, and Eytan Stibbe, from Israel. Both Pathy and Stibbe are fully trained onthe use of the ARISS radio system, located in the ISS Columbus module, and havestudied and passed their amateur radio license exams. Mark Pathy’s amateur radio callsign is KO4WFH. Eytan Stibbe’s amateur radio callsign is4Z9SPC.
As part of the "Rakia" mission, Eytan Stibbewill use ARISS facilities aboard the International Space Station to hold talkswith middle school and high school students in Israel while the ISS will be aboveIsrael. A total of 40 school classes are expected to participate in theproject, and in the weeks preceding the launch, the students from Israel willparticipate in theoretical and practical sessions to learn about radio-basedcommunication.
Mark Pathy,under the personal mission theme of 'Caring for people and the planet', willconnect with elementary and high schools across Canada while on board theISS. Pathy will be answering questions developed by the students, ranging fromhow his body has reacted to being in space to how to do everyday things in zerogravity and thoughtful questions around the state of our planet. Theconversations are part of Pathy’s educational program through which schoolsalso benefit from STEM content and mentorship.
“The long-held dream of private missions to stations inspace becomes a reality on Ax-1. ARISSis proud to collaborate with Axiom Space, Mark Pathy, and Eytan Stibbe on thisflight and support the Ax-1 crew members through amateur radio contacts thatwill inspire, engage and educate school students in science, technology,engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) topics,” said Frank Bauer, KA3HDO,Executive Director of ARISS-USA and Chair of ARISS International.
“Axiom is proud to help enable the educational work ofARISS-USA on this historic mission,” said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, ExecutiveVice President of Government Operations and Strategic Communications for AxiomSpace. “For years, ARISS and itsprograms have inspired students across the globe to pursue interests inscience, technology, engineering and math, and we are pleased that Ax-1 willjoin the list of missions that have contributed to this important educational work.”
The Ax-1mission includes an international crew of four with Axiom’s MichaelLopez-Alegria, former NASA astronaut and Axiom VP, serving as commander. The Ax-1 mission is currently scheduled tolaunch on March 30, 2022.
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is acooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the spaceagencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the UnitedStates, sponsors include the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), theAmerican Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS National Lab‐Space StationExplorers, NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation program (NASA SCaN) andAmateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC). The primary goal of ARISS is to promoteexploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematicstopics. ARISS does this by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio betweencrew members aboard the ISS and students. Before and during these radiocontacts, students, educators, parents, and communities take part in hands‐onlearning activities tied to space, space technologies, and amateur radio. Formore information, see www.ariss.org, www.ariss-usa.org.
Rita M.DeHart, PE
ARISS-USA Directorof Public Engagement
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SearchAmateur Radio on the ISS and @ARISS_status.
Just finished a two-hour presentation to the White Mountain ARC in
Northern New Hampshire.
SPECIAL THANKS to Chris VA3ECO - who timed his appearance
magnificently to come in and discuss his three preferred SSB setups,
then successfully work hams on RS-44 - LIVE - for the club!
As with most sessions, the Q&A during - and after - always make
it interesting: I have three minor details to look up and send to the
club via email tonight regarding a couple radios they mentioned.
And if you haven’t already seen it, Ham Radio Outlet posted a video
of our AMSAT President discussing the future … posted on HRO’s
Facebook page …
(If that URL doesn’t make the translation, just search the Ham Radio Outlet
Facebook page for posts of March 2.)
Clint Bradford K6LCS
Reference: ARISS News Release No. 22-11 issued on February 21, 2022:
ARISS CONTACT UPDATE: Please note that the live stream link listed in ARISS News Release No. 22-11 for the Sussex County Charter School for Technology in Sparta, NJ scheduled for tomorrow, February 23, 2022 at 15:31 UTC has changed to https://youtu.be/dQpyK-uyzPU
Just got a new SSB SP 70 preamplifier for my IC-9700 and having an issue
with working 435 RX satellites like RS-44.
The amplifier works fine but I am getting terrible overloaad from the 2M TX
signal. It causes the OVF light to come on and
very distorted audio. I have lowered the RX gain and TX power on the IC-9700
but by that time it kind of defeats the purpose
of a preamplifier. My set-up is an M2 2MCP22 with fixed polarity on 2m and a
436CP30 with the PS-70Cm polarity switch for UHF.
I have about a 200' run on LMR-400 to the base of the tower with lightning
arrestors then about 40' of RG-213 to the antennas.
For testing I have the Sp 70 preamplifier temporarly installed at the base
of the tower. No preamplifier for 2m.
Power to the preamplifier is over the coax from the IC-9700. I am looking
any any suggestions on sorting this out.
I have removed the PS 70 at this point to avoid damage the radio or