Tag: HamTV

HamTV – Overview

ISS

  ARISS HamVideo Transmitter on board the International Space Station   Name definitions “HamVideo” is the name of the Digital Amateur Television (DATV) transmitter on board the Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS) “HamTV” refers to the amateur radio DATV activities involving HamVideo     HamVideo characteristics Ham Video downlink frequencies: 2369 MHz …

Continue reading

ARISS News

ISS

ARISS – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule – ARISS Operations team Quick list of scheduled contacts and events reported by Charlie Sufana, AJ9N.   The ARISS Operations Team is made up of ARISS Technical Mentors, scheduling/technical representatives, and an orbital prediction specialist. An ARISS Operations Lead is selected from within …

Continue reading

HamVideo in the ISS Columbus Module

The Columbus module is designed to undertake experiments but may also be used as temporary sleeping accommodation for the European astronauts. It is anticipated that most, if not all of them, will be licensed amateurs. Two ARISS antennas (L/S band) were installed on the European Space Laboratory Columbus. A DATV (digital amateur television) transmitter is installed …

Continue reading

L / S-band ARISS antennas

All this started in 2002, when Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, the ARISS-Europe chairman, took the initiative to submit a request for amateur radio facilities on the Columbus module to Mr Jörg Feustel-Büechl, ESA Director of Manned Spaceflight and Microgravity: “The ARISS international working group provides the many organizational and operational services needed to insure successful educational …

Continue reading

Apr 13

HamTV / HamVideo commissioning

Sunday 13 April 2014, Koichi Wakata, KC5ZTA, operated OR4ISS and successfully completed the HamVideo commissioning with ARISS team, HamTV on ISS. Commander Koichi Wakata congratulated ARISS for this achievement and answered a series of questions, prepared in the manner of a school contact. He also proceeded to a microgravity experiment. 5mn 44s of video received …

Continue reading