UK Space Agency: Ham Radio in Top 10

Tim Peake HamTV at RMSforGirls - Credit Sian Cleaver

Tim Peake used HamTV to talk to students – Credit Sian Cleaver

On April 7 to celebrate the 44th birthday of astronaut Tim Peake the UK Space Agency published their 10 favourite moments from his Principia mission – Amateur Radio was number 7

The UKSA say “Five schools have held amateur radio call to Tim as he passes over the UK aboard the ISS. In a world first at a school, video was streamed over the radio airwaves which meant that the students could see as well as hear. We’re looking forward to the next five calls coming up over the coming weeks.”

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