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Italy Direct ISS contact

Direct contacts with students at G. Salvemini – G. La Pira, Montemurlo, Italy, direct via IQ5VR and at “Dante Alighieri” 1st Grade Secondary (Middle) School, Casale Monferrato, Italy, direct via IK1SLD The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS with astronaut is Samantha Cristoforetti IZØUDF are scheduled for Sat 2015-03-07 10:51:41 UTC 30 deg.

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HAM Video DATV for the ISS

ARISS-Europe Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF has drafted an overview of a new “Ham Video” DATV downlink system on S-Band being developed for placement on the International Space Station later this year. The equipment is being developed by Kayser Italia under contract with the European Space Agency using a Canon XF-305 camera provided by NASA.

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ARISS Frequencies

To utilize the the packet system, operators need to set the UNPROTO path to ARISS (the id is RS0ISS) for digi relay or they may connect to the BBS using the callsign RS0ISS-1.  

The packet beacon is set for 2 minute intervals so it may not appear to be active over many parts of the world but keep listening and mind the Doppler shift (+ or – 10 KHz).

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