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ARISS calendar with scheduled contacts by the ARISS operations team

The ARISS Operations Team meets weekly by telephone conference and much more frequently via e-mail and telephone. Activities coordinated by the ARISS operations team will be announced in this calendar. These are the ARISS school contacts, HamTV activities (other than blank transmission) and SSTV activities.   Calendar integration features On this page we show the …

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Oct 14

Kenneth Ransom N5VHO explains the ARISS scheduling

On October 14th 2017, at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Milton Keynes, Kenneth Ransom N5VHO told about all aspects of his job. He explains what goes into scheduling an ARISS school contact and told about his experiences, his daily struggle, to be able to realize requested ARISS contacts. It is an interesting lecture, she …

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VK5ZAI

Station location: Kingston SE  South. Australia –  PF93VD Operator: Tony Hutchison, VK5ZAI VK5ZAI is an ARISS VHF-UHF telebridge station as well as a HamTV ground station.   Telebridge VHF-UHF system 10 turn helix 2m antenna crossed Yagi 20 + 20 70cm antenna VHF and UHF antennas are both about 5.5m long The reflector measures 4m …

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Aug 05

Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, telebridge via ON4ISS

The ARISS contact on Sat 2017-08-05 18:02:30 UTC 87 deg with OR4ISS and Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas, TX via ARISS telebridge ground station ON4ISS (Aartselaar, Belgium) was successful. Astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JP answered sixteen questions with time to spare for parting thank-yous.   There were at least two television stations present. The Auditorium we …

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Jun 13

Space Center Houston, TX, telebridge via ON4ISS

The ARISS contact on Tue 2017-06-13 15:19:26 UTC 84 deg with OR4ISS and Space Center Houston, Houston, TX, via ARISS telebridge ground station ON4ISS (Aartselaar, Belgium) was successful. Astronaut Jack Fischer K2FSH answered 15 questions. HamTV video was great, thanks to all European partners. The ARISS contact event will be an impactful part of Space …

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Jun 10

ARISS telebridge contact in Buffalo, NY via ON4ISS

The ARISS contact on Sat 2017-06-10 at 16:20 UTC 87 deg with OR4ISS and Scouts from Buffalo, New York, via ARISS telebridge ground station ON4ISS (Aartselaar, Belgium) was successful. AOS was at 12:21:00 EST (16:21:00 UTC) and LOS 12:31:50 EST (16:31:50 UTC). Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin RN3FI answered 11 of 13 questions and the contact was …

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VK5EI

Station Location: South Australia, Adelaide, PF95GD Operator: Joe Pereira   Station Summary – 25th April 2017   Reflector:             Parabolic Prime Focus 1.8m mesh type Antenna:              S-band Patch feed, fabricated by James R Miller Converter:           Model 2400-HAMTV-DC, High Sierra Microwave Feeder Cable:    RG6 Quad Core / cable run 8 meters Rotator:               SPID  Model …

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VK4KHZ

Station location: Glenden Queensland Australia  QG48BU Operator: Shane Lynd, VK4KHZ VJ4KHZ is an ARISS VHF-UHF telebridge station as well as a HamTV ground station.   Below is a summary of the HAMTV equipment and any relevant findings observed or experienced during set-up at VK4KHZ in Queensland Australia. I have assembled three HAMTV stations at VK4KHZ, …

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IK1SLD

Station location: Casale Monferrato  North-western Italy  JN45FC Operator: Claudio Ariotti IK1SLD IK1SLD is an ARISS VHF-UHF telebridge station as well as a HamTV ground station.   Telebridge VHF-UHF system crossed Yagi 15 + 15, , both VHF and UHF Preamplifiers installed near the antennas: SSB SP-2 VHF and SHF MVV 432/2 UHF switching Hor or …

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SP3QFE

Armand Budzianowski, SP3QFE working on his HamTV dish  Most HamTV ground stations use a 1.2m dish. With accurate azimuth and elevation tracking, they receive the signal for 5 to 6 minutes during a favorable pass. For ARISS school contacts, 3 or more ground stations, located 800 km to 1000 km from each other along the …

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