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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Surrey Radio Enthusiasts Make Contact with the International Space Station:

A bunch of radio enthusiasts have made contact with the International Space Station (ISS). The broadcast by Chertsey Radio Club marks 20 years of the Amateur Radio International Space Station (ARISS). On July 5, ISS astronauts sent greeting messages, which were picked up by club members. The messages were sent via two small experimental Russian satellites, known as Tanusha-1 and Tanusha-2, which were deployed from the ISS during a spacewalk. Licensed amateur James Preece was able to hear the greetings at his home. The messages were sent in Russian, English, Spanish and Chinese. Later, members were able to send messages to another amateur station around the world, via the ISS - which hosted Brit astronaut Major Tim Peake last year.

from Ham Radio Times

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