Tag: NASA

Two Amateur Radio CubeSats Carrying Transponders Set for Future NASA Launches

Two satellites with Amateur Radio transponder payloads have been selected for future NASA launches. AMSAT reports that the TJREVERB CubeSat, developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder. The University of Washington-Seattle’s HuskySat-1 has a 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder and was […]

JVC-KENWOOD supports STEM education through new space-program fundraising initiative

KENWOOD radios and technical expertise have been integral to the success of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program for over ten years and now, JVCKENWOOD and ARISS jointly announce a new fundraising initiative to expand ARISS youth education programs designed to interest young people in amateur radio in order to expand […]

Astronaut Radio Amateurs Set for Spacewalks

Radio amateurs on the International Space Station (ISS) crew will conduct two extra-vehicular activities — EVAs, or spacewalks — in January to upgrade the orbiting outpost’s electrical power system. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, of NASA will perform the first spacewalk on January 6, with the work continuing […]

Eleven US Schools, Organizations Advance to Next Stage of ARISS Ham Contact Selection

ARRL and AMSAT — the US managing partners of the Amateur Radio of the International Space Station (ARISS) program — have announced that 11 schools or organizations submitting proposals have been selected to advance to the next stage of planning to host scheduled Amateur Radio contacts with ISS crew members next year. ARISS’s primary goal […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #928

Edition # 928 – Release date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #928 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 10, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #927

Edition # 927 – Release date: Saturday, December 3, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #927 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 3, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

ARISS Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Plans for Future of Amateur Radio in Human Spaceflight

ARISS-International delegates met November 15-18 at the International Space Center Conference Facility in Houston, Texas, to celebrate 20 years of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) and to continue planning for the years ahead. More than 50 delegates and guests from Russia, Japan, Italy, German, the UK, and North America took part, and […]

Ham Astronaut Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, Poised to Set Time-in-Space Record

New ISS crew members Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, and Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy are settling in on board the International Space Station this week. The trio headed into space on November 17 for a 6-month stay. Welcoming the Expedition 50/51 crew members were Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and crew members Sergey Ryzhikov […]

NASA discovers mysterious electron superhighway above Earth

Some electrons are speeding above Earth’s surface at nearly the speed of light, and NASA isn’t sure why. According to a new study, the tiny, charged particles were found accelerating to high speeds in an unexpected part of space, farther from Earth than previously realized. The region these fast electrons were found in, known as […]

via HACKADAY: Listening to Jupiter on a DIY Radio

If you want to get started with radio astronomy, Jupiter is one of the easiest celestial objects to hear from Earth. [Vasily Ivanenko] wanted to listen, and decided to build a modular radio receiver for the task. So far he’s written up six of the eight planned blog posts. The system uses an LNA, a […]

ARISS-International to Mark 20 Years at Houston “Face-to-Face” Meeting

ARISS-International will celebrate its 20th anniversary when it meets in Houston on November 15. ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, noted that an international group interested in installing and operating an Amateur Radio station on the International Space Station first met in November 1996 at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the Amateur […]

via the ARRL: Apparent ARISS Radio Failure Prompts Shift to Russian Service Module Ham Gear

The VHF handheld transceiver that the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has used to connect students worldwide with astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) for more than 16 years has begun to display an error message and is unusable at this time. While the ARISS technical team evaluates the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #917

Week of September 24, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download the program here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR917HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: • Momentum for Senate to pass Amateur Radio Parity Act gaining • AT&T’s New “AirGig” Not Your Father’s BPL • 630m distance record set […]

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