Packet From The International Space Station Is Back On 145.825 MHz

ARISS is pleased to announce that packet from the International Space Station is back on 145.825 MHz. A few months back, the ARISS Team did the foot work and paperwork to launch the final copy of the Ericsson VHF handheld radio to the ISS. This work was began in
October after the unit onboard the ISS failed. ARISS has been using
the Ericssons for 16 years. In the last days of February, the
launch vehicle, SpaceX 10’s Dragon, flew to the ISS. Then the ISS crew had the odious job of unloading and unpacking 5,500 pounds of cargo along with the Ericsson HT.

ARISS got word this morning that we now have VHF capability back in the Columbus module. Followers of ISS Fan Club have already posted that they’ve heard and used packet, and are thrilled.

In 2015, ARISS began its first fundraising campaigns. It relies on NASA, ARRL, AMSAT and individual donors, along with ARISS volunteers to pay the day-to-day operations expenses and everything related to the hardware, testing, and certification. Donors can go to www.amsat.org and www.ariss.org to support the program.

EMike McCardel, AA8EM
Rotating Editor AMSAT News Service

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