Dave Jordan, AA4KN, is the public relations manager for Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). I delivered this to him at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex while I was in Florida for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) launch as a part of the NASA Social program.  TDRS receives funds from the Space Communications and […]Read more "First T-Shirt Delivered to Patron!"
This is pretty cool. Way back in April 2015 when a curious police officer showed up after I received my “First Perfect ISS SSTV Image,” which later became my most popular video (17k views currently) – he just showed up again! Right after I received another perfect image last night. Life is really funny sometimes. […]Read more "This is Pretty Cool"
I got accepted to the NASA Social! I’ll get media-like-access to see the TDRS-M communications satellite launched from NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida! Woohoo! Special thanks to my friend Kevin, N8VNR, without whom I wouldn’t have even known about this to begin with. He has been to NASA socials in the past and encouraged […]Read more "I got accepted to the NASA Social!"
EDIT: It is now tentatively scheduled to start Thursday, July 20th around 21:25 UTC . Exciting! It’s not often we get an ISS SSTV announcement this far out in advance. An ISS Slow Scan TV event commemorating the 20th anniversary of ARISS is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of July 15th, and potentially will run […]Read more "ISS SSTV Event Tentative July 15th!"
I just created a new page for AO-85 hints. Mostly I created it to document the “Twist Trick.” Check it out: https://spacecomms.wordpress.com/ao-85-twist-trick-and-other-hints/Read more "New page about AO-85"
The RARSfest satellite demos were a success, despite some difficulties. In all we made 17 contacts across one SO-50 pass and one FO-29 pass. You can see a few pictures of the demos here: I had trouble getting into SO-50, and Tucker, W4FS, had trouble hearing FO-29. After reviewing a video I made of the […]Read more "Raleigh Hamfest Satellite Demos Success!"
Bill, AD4DN, drove us through the sand in his antenna decked out Ford Excursion SUV to the south end of Carolina Beach in North Carolina, to grid FM13, which just barely covers land. We activated it for satellite grid chasers like N7SFI.Read more "Satellite roving in 2000 on UO-14"