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HamTV Status The HamVideo DATV transmitter has stopped working April 2018. Provisiuons were that, in such a case, the transmitter should be discarded and disposed of as waste. ARISS succeeded in having the HamVideo transmitter downmassed by a SpaceX vehicle. The parcel was recovered after splashdown in the Pacific and delivered to NASA (Houston). The …

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HamTV Power Levels

The HamVideo power levels in the table at the bottom of this page result from worst case computations, intended for the  evaluation of system efficiency. See Link budget computation by I0KPT. As shown in fig 2, the ISS orbits at about 400km above the surface of the earth. That is the distance between the ISS …

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Oct 22

Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, about “ARISS milestones”

22 October 2016, Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, talked in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland at the 6th Polish-wide Conference of Contributors and Sympathizes of ARISS about “ARISS milestones”. It was a excellent time for many people (there was above 100 persons), especially teachers and pupils, who never heard about the HAM radio! More information about the event can be found …

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HamTV – Overview

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  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 …

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ARISS News

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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