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by Davej
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi all, Some interesting news of upcoming school contacts taken from the ISS Fan Club site .... Tim Peake ISS School Contacts & HamTV Hi All, ARISS have announced details of the first of the school amateur radio contacts with UK astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI. Tim will be using the special International...
by Davej
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi David and Tim, been a long time since I posted, been listening in but no voice contacts heard for quite a while. Been hearing quite a few packet signals lately but I think it will be a while before we get any school contacts ...

http://www.ariss.org/upcoming-contacts.html

All the best.
Dave
by Davej
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Iridium 57. 22nd Sep.
Replies: 0
Views: 741

Iridium 57. 22nd Sep.

Hi,
Iridium 57 was a nice sight as it flared (-8.2) whilst passing through Andromeda tonight (Sunday 22nd Sep. 21.11 BST)
M31 showed up nicely.
Canon 450D 35mm lens ISO800 f3.5 28 secs.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff29 ... 9af7d7.jpg

ATB
Dave
by Davej
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Iridium 76
Replies: 0
Views: 688

Iridium 76

Hi, Last night's pass (Tues 3rd Sept.) of Iridium 76 was one of the brightest I have seen (the image doesn't do it justice). I have seen mag -8 flares many times (this one was -8.4) but the very good sky conditions really helped make this one really bright on it's path through Cygnus. Canon 450D 35m...
by Davej
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi David, Thanks for that info. Sorry you didn't manage to hear anything (work got in the way of any chance of me listening in) :( There will be some more transmissions during the coming week, although none over the UK, but might be worth keeping the scanner running for the early afternoon passes on...
by Davej
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi, An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Gwalior Glory High School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India on 31 Aug. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:22 BST. Wont be a very high pass for me but should be worth a go. The contact will be a tel...
by Davej
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ISS and Arcturus
Replies: 1
Views: 737

ISS and Arcturus

Just had a few days away from the murky skies of Sheffield in Farnham, Surrey. This was taken at 21.29 BST on the 12th August. Never seen the ISS pass almost directly overhead before due to my location. Here it is on it's almost vertical climb from the west on one of the best passes I have seen. Can...
by Davej
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ALOS
Replies: 6
Views: 4978

Re: ALOS

Hi stella, had a completely cloudless day here today ... until around 22.30 BST which ruined any chance of catching the satellite on it's 22.44 BST pass, infuriating is not the word. Hopefully there will be better opportunities in the coming days. What will be interesting about it stella, is it the ...
by Davej
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi David, Pity you couldn't have listened a little longer you might have heard something. I heard the packet signal at around 18.31 BST (didn't expect that), it went on for about a minute or so then voice comms were heard in-between the packet signals (never known the ISS to transmit both packet (14...
by Davej
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi Tim/all, Just been listening in to this evenings 19.23 BST pass. Strong packet signal heard then a short voice transmission. Not very clear at all but doubt I would have been able to understand it as it was on the Russians freq... 143.625 NFM. There will be a chance to catch a school transmission...
by Davej
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi,
Just heard from the ISS for the first time for quite a while. Packet signal was very strong on this evenings 19.24 BST pass. Hopefully now that the passes are getting more favourable we may be getting some voice transmissions soon :)

ATB
Dave
by Davej
Thu May 30, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

Hi,
Just got back from visiting family in Surrey where the clouds were a lot kinder to me :)

Here's my effort from Sunday 26th May.

Canon 450D with Canon EF-S 55-250 zoom lens at 130mm.
1/6 sec. f8. ISO 800

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff29 ... 601398.jpg

ATB
Dave
by Davej
Fri May 24, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Magazine Binders
Replies: 2
Views: 1276

Re: Magazine Binders

Hi Paul,
Have a look about halfway down this page :)

http://shop.popastro.com/gifts/index.php

ATB
Dave
by Davej
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: ISS voice transmissions
Replies: 1146
Views: 267095

Re: ISS voice transmissions

Hi All, There's a good chance of listening in to a school contact this coming Wednesday 17th April. It will be contact with a school in Canada but will be telebridged via northern Italy. It begins approx. 19.05 BST and will be quite a high pass for the UK so should be well worth a go. Don't know if ...
by Davej
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Pannstars
Replies: 76
Views: 13713

Re: Comet Pannstars

Hi,

Finally got my first sighting of the comet (Saturday 30th) at around 20.15 UT. Not visible to unaided eye but a nice sight in the 15x70's.

ATB
Dave