Wednesday, February 27, 2013

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Hello and welcome back....... Found this extremely interesting, A tour of the International Space Station.
Its bigger than I thought with many different parts......with a look at their Communications setup including Amateur radio.
The video goes for about an Hour and can be watched in HD

Thanks to sebastiansz for the video


For Australians the main frequencies seem to be  =

145.800mhz (Voice Repeater Worldwide)
145.825mhz (packet radio)
143.625mhz - VHF-1 Downlink
130.167 - VHF-2 Downlink (Service Module) (NFM Mode)
437.800mhz
437.550 UHF simplex (rarely used)
414.200mhz - space to space comms ( Extravehicular Mobility Unit-to Extravehicular Mobility Unit)

Radios used = Kenwood TM-D700 & TM-D710 used in the Zvezda Service Module
                       Ericsson radio used in the European Colombus module.

WHERE IS THE ISS NOW?

Track the ISS

http://www.heavens-above.com/

http://www.n2yo.com/

http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/sat_freq.html






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