Friday 23 January 2009

International Space Station Ham Radio Repeater

This is from SolarCycle24's web site run by Kevin VE3EN.

Here's what Kevin has to say:
This weekend I will again be broadcasting LIVE the 2m downlink of the International Spacestation Ham Radio repeater. This is a fun way that Ham Radio ops make contacts on the VHF airwaves.

When the ISS is within our footprint, Amateur Radio operators transmit on the 70cm amateur radio band freq. 437.800 where the antenna and repeater system onboard the ISS will relay the signals back to earth and the downlink is received on 2m freq. 145.800.

Below is a link to an earlier ISS pass video.

(image courtesy NASA)