ARISS News Release No.21-39
Dave Jordan, AA4KN
ARISSOffers More Fun to ARRL Field Day Operators
June 20,2022—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) plans to have itsARISS InterOperable Radio System (IORS) in crossband repeater mode for ARRLField Day. The IORS ham station is located in the Columbus Module of theInternational Space Station.
ARRL Hq has confirmed that successful radiocontacts made through the ARISS IORS, in crossband repeater mode, will countfor an ARRL Field Day QSO point, but also for Field Day bonus points! Another fun opportunity for points. Don’tforget the rule limiting stations to 1 QSO per any single channel FM satellite.On-orbitastronauts always have very busyschedules, but if a voice contact were to be made with them, it would count asa QSO credit but not for satellite bonus points. Only an ARISS crossbandrepeater QSO qualifies for the bonus. Crossband repeatercontacts are also valid for AMSAT Field Day for satellite operations, heldconcurrently with the ARRL event.
Frequencies for ARISS crossbandrepeater operation are as follows: 145.990 MHz up, 67 Hz tone and 437.800 MHzdown. If you haven’t used the ISS repeater yet, be sure to practice with itbefore Field Day (June 25 - 26, 2022). These contacts can be tricky, but hamscan practice right now…can you do it?
Amateur Radio on the International SpaceStation (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radiosocieties and the space agencies that support the International Space Station(ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur SatelliteCorporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the ISS NationalLab-Space Station Explorers, Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) andNASA’s Space communications and Navigation program. The primary goal of ARISSis to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, andmathematics topics. ARISS does this by organizing scheduled contacts viaamateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students. Before andduring these radio contacts, students, educators, parents, and communities takepart in hands-on learning activities tied to space, space technologies, andamateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org
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