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The Amateur Radio Station NA1SS on the International Space Station is participating in the World Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA). The amateur radio station on the International Space Station is located in the Russian segment, in the Service Module, the Zvesda. It is a multiband and multimode station.
Per Kenneth Ranson at NASA:
Astronaut and scout master Mike Fossum is planning to participate in JOTA from the International Space Station. His schedule is somewhat flexible on the weekends but will not be available for every pass. The typical crew work periods are 0800-1930 UTC but they are sometimes available a bit later. Check to see if the ISS will be passing over your area during that time period. When available, Mike will be listening on the ITU Region 1 (Europe, Russia and Africa) uplink of 145.20 MHz and ITU regions 2 & 3 (everywhere else) will use the uplink of 144.49 MHz. Worldwide downlink (where he transmits) is 145.80 MHz. He will be using the call sign NA1SS.Source: WOSM http://jota.sub.cc
The onboard ARISS station offers a permanent space platform to the worldwide amateur radio community. Several operational modes are automated and used by groundstations without crew care (packet radio, VHF/UHF crossband repeater, SSTV downlink).
We are planning to contact thei International Space Station and have youth talk to an astronaut sometime during the convention.
Presenter for this activity is Alex Smith, KD6CMB
QSO = "I can communicate with ... direct (or by relay through ...)
The AO-51 satellite (formerly AMSAT-Echo) will be made available for JOTA. It will remain in its current configuration, with an understanding that contacts involving Scouts will be given first priority during this period. The current operating mode of AO-51 is as follows:
Please keep in mind that this is not a contest to contact the most stations during JOTA. You do not need to submit your logs. More ...
Last updated: 10/03/2011 22:05 by Bill Wells