ISS Voice Pass Aug 7 13:25 utc Hawaii
- ISS Amateur Radio Status: August 2007
By Miles Mann WF1F,
MAREX-MG News www.marexmg.org
Manned Amateur Radio Experiment
There is 1 ISS school schedules planned for ISS this week, Tuesday
August 7, 2007.
Only stations in Hawaii will be able to hear this pass.
Has anyone on this list actually tried to listen to ISS with these
The ISS crew has been busy with the recent crew change, so there have
not been very many school links this month. We expect more next
month. Last week I had a very short contact with Flight Engineer
Clayton Anderson via 2-meters 145.800 / 144.490
Expedition 15 crew members are Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight
Engineers Oleg Kotov and Clayton Anderson.
ISS Voice link, Tuesday August 7, 2007
One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center in NYC (Queens, NYC)
(Radio Link from Hawaii to New York)
Starting at 13:25 UTC
Ending at 13:35 UTC
Best Listening: Hawaiian Islands only this week.
With a simple 0 dBd outside antenna you will be able to hear the
School voice schedule within 500 miles on either side of that line.
Stations closer to the flight path will even be able to hear ISS with
a hand held receiver and "Rubber Duck" antenna.
With a little more antenna gain you may be able to hear the signals
from ISS at a distance from its flight path at over 1000 miles.
For the next 2 weeks, Short-wave-Listeners and amateur radio
operators in North America will be able to listen to the ISS via
amateur radio directly. Listeners living within 500+ miles of one of
the cities below should be able to hear the signals directly with a
simple scanner or other VHF receiver (an outside antenna is
recommended 0 dBd gain or better). ISS will be transmitting on
145.800 FM (5 kHz deviation). You will only be able to here one side
of the conversation, since the school will be transmitting on an
undisclosed uplink frequency (VHF or UHF).
If you do not have a tracking program, here is a live link to NASA
that will show you where ISS is located.
Tips on listening:
Orbital Tracking Data from August, 2007
1 25544U 98067A 07215.37602450 .00009231 00000-0 61984-4 0 7065
2 25544 51.6311 220.1014 0008651 197.1334 302.5163 15.76044638498226
Sat, 4 Aug 2007 07:42:28 -0500
From: "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]"
Subject: [sarex] ARISS event - One Stop Richmond Hill Community
Center, Richmond Hill, New York, Tuesday (Aug 7) 13:25 UTC
An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS school contact has
been planned with children at the One Stop Richmond Hill Community
Center, Richmond Hill, New York, USA on 07 Aug. The event is
begin at approximately 13:25 UTC.
The contact will be a telebridge between stations NA1SS and WH6PN. The
contact should be audible in Hawaii. Interested parties are invited
listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. In addition, the audio should
available via IRLP and EchoLink. The participants are expected to
conduct the conversation in English.
Richmond Hill Community Center began as a block association 37 years
ago. It expanded to become the One Stop Richmond Hill Community
and serves the neighborhood with many programs including children's
summer camp, citizenship and English as a Second Language courses,
school tutoring for neighborhood children, Mommy and Me preschool
programs, Videoconference and Computer Technology after school and
program for elementary school children, local civilian patrol and a
Community Emergency Response Team program (CERT). The community
holds meetings regularly to get neighborhood feedback and concerns to
solve local area problems.
All of these programs are funded and supported by state elected
officials (bipartisan) and therefore are offered at no cost to the
The One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center in NYC (Queens, NYC) is
headed by Community Center President Simcha Waisman and Director Joan
Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time
1. What was the biggest challenge the crew faced during any of
spacewalks while you were working on the ISS?
2. What is your favorite foods in space and does chocolate taste
strange in space?
3. How often are you able to email your family from space?
4. What activity is the most fun as you float around the space
5. What is your favorite module of the space station and why?
6. What did you bring with you to remind you of family and home?
7. What are you doing with robots on the space station? We
notice it is
on your list of activities.
8. It is exciting up there. What do you do if you have trouble
9. Do you ever share meals and what kind of food is your
10. What do you eat for breakfast -- and can you change your mind
what you want to eat?
11. We know you have private family conference time. How long do
talk to your family and can you see them?
12. What surprises have there been? What did not go as expected?
13. How did you first become interested in space science?
14. Do your children want to travel in space like you and why?
15. Has any of you gotten sick in space and what did you do about
16. Do you have Internet on the ISS and what video games are your
favorite (if you have any)?
17. How do you get news up in space? Can you watch any of it and
mission control send any news to you?
18. When you return home, what is the first thing you want to do?
19. What food do you miss most up in space?
20. What sports can you play up there in microgravity?
21. Fire safety is important here. What has to be done when you
inspect the ISS smoke detectors?
22. How is trash prepared for return to Earth? Is there a
23. Is the ISS going to become a national laboratory and what
experiments will be most important?
24. What fun things will you be leaving behind for the next crew
Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
Next planned event(s):
ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the
participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES,
JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from
ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement
of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board the
International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see,
hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize
interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on
the ARISS program is available on the website http://www.rac.ca/ariss
<http://www.rac.ca/ariss> (graciously hosted by the Radio Amateurs
Thank you & 73,
Kenneth - N5VHO
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Pictures of the Amateur Radio station on the International Space
Slow Scan TV:
The Marex Slow Scan TV project, SpaceCam1 was activated for a few
weeks last August using a Borrowed Laptop. The amateur radio
projects still do not have a dedicated laptop for the projects and
there are no laptops scheduled for flight to be used for Amateur
Radio usage on ISS in the foreseeable future.
Marex is working on keeping ISS accessible and affordable by keeping
it on the air. We have submitted proposals for a new packet system,
which has been initially approved. We are also working on other
proposals, including proposals to replace most of the aging hardware
with new state-of-the-art hardware. The goal is to keep it simple
and kept it on the air. Your support is always welcome.
If you want to listen to ISS school schedules on the 145.800, then
you should check the ARISS web page to seen when the next time ISS
will be on the air in your part of the world. Listeners are
encouraged to tune in and listing to the ARISS School down links.
Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact can be found at
Marexmg Web page
ARISS Web page and other great Space projects
73 Miles WF1F MAREX-MG
Until we meet again
DOSVIDANIYA Miles WF1F