I’m 33 as of an hour ago! For my birthday I would love it if you could follow Space Comms on all the things, but especially on YouTube where I want to reach 1,000 subscribers, a goal which is well over halfway complete. As of this writing, I’m at 666 subs (seriously). How high can […]Read more "It’s my birthday! Please subscribe!"
The Moscow Aviation Institute ISS SSTV event, otherwise known as MAI-75, which took place Monday and will also run on Tuesday August 16th is scheduled to stop at 16:45 UTC. That leaves only one opportunity for US and Canadian hams to receive the SSTV, during a single pass starting around 16:30 UTC, or 12:30 EDT. […]Read more "The only US East Coast ISS SSTV Pass for Tuesday is at 16:30 UTC / 12:30 EDT"
In case you didn’t know, I’m releasing new videos every week, on Wednesdays. Since I’ve started uploading videos more frequently they’ve been getting better and better. Also, If you like them a lot I have a Patreon website where you can sign up to send me a small sum every time I release a video. […]Read more "Video: Failed ISS Slow Scan TV!"
Friday at 12:43 EDT (16:43 UTC) there will be a contact between the International Space Station and a school in Rhode Island. Here are the official details: All Saints STEAM Academy (AS2A), Middletown, Rhode Island, direct via N1ASA. The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS The scheduled astronaut is Jeff Williams KD5TVQ Contact […]Read more "Rhode Island ISS Contact"
Above is the ground track and 10 degree elevation coverage area for the ISS during this pass. The coverage actually extends beyond this circle because the ISS is receivable below 10 degrees elevation, but this image, from Heavens-Above.com, is made mostly to aid in identifying satellites visually when the sun reflects off of them, and […]Read more "Space Station School Contact over New Mexico Friday"
ISS Slow Scan TV today was a bust and not just because the space station didn’t send any images due to a hardware transmit issue. At the “Giant Pile of Red Clay” I forgot to record audio from the radio, had interference, and faced uncomfortably strong winds which swept up sandy dust and dirt onto […]Read more "ISS Slow Scan TV Today Was a Bust"
I made five contacts! And it wasn’t raining before I started! This is from the 2016-03-27 2111Z SO-50 pass over North America. Here are the all the stations heard on this pass, when they were first heard. There were 19 in all: 00:02 KG5CCI 00:06 K4FEG 00:13 N8HM FM18 00:28 N4UFO 00:45 KM4RTS EM90 01:01 […]Read more "Rainy SO-50 Video"