BBC TV feature 8-year-old’s ISS amateur radio contact

Isabella Payne being interviewed by BBC TVs Josie Hannett

Isabella Payne being interviewed by BBC TVs Josie Hannett

On Tuesday, August 16, BBC TV’s Josie Hannett interviewed 8-year-old Isabella Payne about her amateur radio contact with NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS on the International Space Station.

On August 2, Isabella, a member of Hilderstone Radio Society G0HRS, used her Dad’s amateur radio station M0LMK to make contact with Kjell who was using the ISS amateur station, callsign NA1SS.  Isabella has been involved in several amateur radio events and hopes to have her own amateur radio licence soon.

The BBC News item was broadcast in the show BBC South East Today at 1830 BST (1730 GMT) on Tuesday, August 16. It is available on the web fast forward to 15:25 into the show at
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001b8bk/south-east-today-evening-news-16082022

BBC South East on Instagram: A dream come true for eight-year-old Isabella!
https://www.instagram.com/reel/ChU0oenDiD6/

You can read the BBC News item at
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-62563215

Isabella was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on Tuesday, August 16, at 1740 BST (1640 GMT) and BBC Radio Kent on August 17 at 0820 BST (0720 GMT).

CNN interview conducted Wednesday, August 17
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/17/uk/girl-iss-amateur-radio-scn-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

Press coverage of eight-year-old’s ISS ham radio contact
https://amsat-uk.org/2022/08/11/press-report-8-year-olds-iss-contact/

ISS astronaut’s favorite ham radio contact
https://amsat-uk.org/2022/08/03/iss-astronauts-favorite-ham-radio-contact/

What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio

Free UK amateur radio Online Training course https://essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

Press coverage of eight-year-old’s ISS ham radio contact

Isabella's picture being viewed by Kjell on the ISS

Isabella’s picture being viewed by Kjell on the ISS

Kent’s Isle of Thanet News reports on the amateur radio contact between 8-year-old Isabella Payne and NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS on the International Space Station.

In the Isle of Thanet News, Kathy Bailes, writes:

A Broadstairs eight-year-old has chatted with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station and a recording of the conversation will feature on the NASA website.

Isabella Payne spoke to Astronaut Kjell Lindgren as the ISS flew overhead last week.

The youngster was with dad Matthew [M0LMK] who is a license holding amateur radio enthusiast and tutor. He and Isabella are both members of Hilderstone Radio Society.

Matthew said: “Isabella has been a member of the radio club ever since she was born and has been playing with the radio since she was six. Because I have the full licence she can sit on my knee and use the radio to speak to people as long as I am controlling it. Everyone at the club can do that. She has been involved in a few radio events, Children On The Air events, and will hopefully go for her own licence soon.

Read full story by Kathy Bailes and listen to the recording on the Isle of Thanet News site at
https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2022/08/10/broadstairs-eight-year-old-to-feature-on-nasa-website-after-radio-chat-with-iss-astronaut/
https://twitter.com/IsleThanetNews/status/1557404614076530688

Matthew M0LMK tweeted about the picture shown above:
“Isabella has been having an email exchange with the @NASA #ISS team, you know, as you do! She sent a photo for their publicity team and asked for it to be sent onto @astro_kjell. Here’s what she got in return…”
https://twitter.com/m0lmk/status/1556976125359919105

ISS astronaut’s favourite ham radio contact
https://amsat-uk.org/2022/08/03/iss-astronauts-favorite-ham-radio-contact/

What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio

Free UK amateur radio Online Training course https://essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

ISS astronaut’s favorite ham radio contact

Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS

Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS, who is on the International Space Station, describes his amateur radio contact with 8-year-old Isabella from Kent, UK, as his favorite so far.

He tweeted:
I’ve had a lot of fun using the #ARISS amateur radio station #NA1SS on the @Space_Station to talk with ham radio operators all over the world. I’ve even (unofficially) worked stations on all continents! But this may be my favorite contact so far. Thanks Isabella and @m0lmk !
https://twitter.com/astro_kjell/status/1554592817024040960

Matt M0LMK had tweeted:
April 23, 2016. A 2 year old sat on my knee and watched the students of Wellesley House school chat with @astro_timpeake, an event I helped organise. Today she got her chance. Thank you so much @astro_kjell, you have changed her world. #iss #NASA #ARISS
https://twitter.com/m0lmk/status/1554561621640585224

A recording of the contact is at
https://www.m0lmk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Isabella_ISS_Contact_02-08-22.mp3

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html

QSL cards and award for receiving SWSU satellites

CubeSat released from the ISS

CubeSat released from the ISS

On July 21 ten amateur radio CubeSats built by students at the Southwestern State University were deployed from the ISS. QSL cards and a diploma are available for receiving the SSTV, APRS and Voice messages

On his website Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB reports:

Small spacecraft (ICA), created on the YUZGU-55 platform, have been operating in real space flight for more than ten days. The cyclogram of work includes the transmission of voice messages, telemetry, call sign and SSTV images.

In view of the great interest in the space experiment “Radioskaf”, which is aimed at popularizing space research, Southwestern State University will be happy to send a QSL card to all radio amateurs who have successfully conducted a communication session with satellites.

To receive a QSL card, you need to send information: call sign, location, session date and time, carrier frequency, modulation type (APRS, FM-Voice, Robot36) and the result of a successful session (audio sample, telemetry text and image). The data is sent in the form of Applications for QSL. In the return letter you will receive the address where you need to send the card.

To obtain a diploma, you need to take 10 different SSTV images and voice messages, as well as decode 10 APRS telemetry messages (AFSK 1142 baud format) from any of the satellites, and apply for a Diploma

Satellite frequencies:

437.0000 MHz — SWSU-55 #8 — RS6S
437.0125 MHz — KETs#2 — RS12S
437.0250 MHz — KETs#1 — RS9S
437.0500 MHz — SWSU-55 #1 & R-390 #1 — RS10S
437.0750 MHz — SWSU-55 #2 — RS11S
437.0750 MHz — SWSU-55 #3 — RS1S
437.0870 MHz — SWSU-55 #4 — RS2S
437.0870 MHz — SWSU-55 #6 — RS4S
437.1000 MHz — SWSU-55 #5 — RS3S
437.1125 MHz — SWSU-55 #7 & R-390 #2 — RS5S

Source R4UAB
https://r4uab.ru/2022/08/02/diplomnaya-programma-mka-yuzgu-55/
https://twitter.com/R4UAB

Nader Omer ST2NH describes how to receive the satellites at
https://twitter.com/st2nh/status/1554223850329718785

Ten amateur radio CubeSats deployed from ISS
https://amsat-uk.org/2022/07/21/ten-amateur-radio-cubesats-deployed-from-iss/

Ten amateur radio CubeSats deployed from ISS

CubeSat released from the ISS

CubeSat released from the ISS

On July 21, 2022, during a spacewalk by Samantha Cristoforetti IZ0UDF and Oleg Artemyev, 10 amateur radio CubeSats were deployed from the International Space Station.

On his website Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB reports:

On July 21, 2022, during extravehicular activities (VKD-54), Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev deployed ten Russian small spacecraft (MKA) – SWSU-55 No. 1 & R-390 (SWSU No. 5), SWSU-55 No. 2 (SWSU No. 6), SWSU-55 No. 3 (SWSU No. 7), SWSU-55 No. 4 (SWSU No. 8), SWSU-55 No. 5 (SWSU No. 9), SWSU-55 No. 6 (SWSU No. 10), SWSU-55 No. 7 & R-390 (SWSU No. 11), SWSU-55 No. 8 (SWSU No. 12), “Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 1” and “Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 2” according to the program of the space experiment “Radioskaf”.

The SWSU series satellites were developed at the Research Institute of Space Instrumentation (part of Roscosmos) and radio-electronic systems of southwestern State University (SWSU). The main developer of the SWSU series satellites is Egor Shilenkov (UB3WCL), Candidate of Technical Sciences, Director of the Center for Space Instrumentation, Advanced Research and Development of Southwestern State University.

The mission of the SWSU series satellites is to
create a peer-to-peer information network. Within the network, retransmission and parallel transmission to the ground monitoring point are organized.
– Study of the Earth’s magnetic field.
– measurement of the noise of the radio broadcast in outer space.
– transmission of photos (SSTV) and voice messages (AUDIO) to radio amateurs around the world. For each satellite, a personal phrase will be selected, which is translated into 8 different languages.

The Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 1/2 satellites have special radio transmitting equipment designed to perform the scientific task of calibrating the sensitivity of radio telescopes of the Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory of the AstroSpace Center of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (PRAO ACC FIAN, http://www.prao.ru ). Also, these satellites can emit specialized radio signals to study the effects of the propagation of radio waves through the ionosphere using radio receiving equipment, which is supposed to be manufactured at the RSRTU and used as part of the radio telescopes of the PRAO ACCC FIAN.

The Radioskaf space experiment is carried out within the framework of the student program on space education of the youth of Russia and implements projects for the development, training and launch of experimental ultra-small spacecraft for various purposes in the process of extravehicular activities of cosmonauts. The director of the experiment “Radioskaf” is RSC Energia named after “S.P. Korolev”.

Frequency SWSU-55 No1 & R-390 (SWSU No5)
• Call Sign: RS10S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.050 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 No2 (SWSU No6)
• Call Sign: RS11S
• Telemetry: 437.050MHz 1200 bps. AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.062 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 No3 (SWSU No7)
• Call Sign: RS1S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.075 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 No4 (SWSU No8)
• Call Sign: RS2S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.082 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 (SWSU No9)
• Call Sign: RS3S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.100 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 No6 (SWSU No10)
• Call Sign: RS4S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.087 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 No7 & R-390 (SWSU No11)
• Call Sign: RS5S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.1125 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency SWSU-55 No8 (SWSU No12)
• Call Sign: RS6S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.000 MHz 1200/2400/4800 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 1
• Call Sign: RS9S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.025 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Frequency Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan 2
• Call Sign: RS12S
• Telemetry: 437.050 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK;
• Payload: 437.0125 MHz 1200 bps . AX25 AFSK, SSTV, AUDIO, TEXT;

Watch TV News item about the CubeSats with Sergey Samburov RV3DR
Broadcast Feb 2022 – enable YouTube Closed Captions, Auto-translate

Source R4UAB https://r4uab.ru/2022/07/21/kosmonavt-oleg-artemev-s-borta-mks-zapustil-rossijskie-sputniki-po-programme-ke-radioskaf/
https://twitter.com/R4UAB

Summer 2022 OSCAR News now available to download

2022-06 Oscar News Front CoverE-members of AMSAT-UK can now download the Summer 2022 edition of OSCAR News, issue 238, here.

The paper edition edition will be sent to postal members and should arrive in the next 2-3 weeks.

In this issue:
• From the Secretary’s Keyboard
• CelesTrak Changing Domain Used
• Our thanks to – Frank Heritage M0AEU
• Retirement Letter
• FUNcubes update June 2022
• FUNcube-Next
• STAR-XL: Student Transponder for Satellite Ranging on X & L-band
• First flight of Vega-C
• New HO-113 AMSAT Distance Record Set
• Satlist a valuable resource!
• Satellite Operations from the Gambia
• Electromagnetic Field
• G3OUA Works CN88
• Increase in Satellite activity from Jersey
• GB70U Guernsey
• IARU Region 1 Satellite Coordinator’s report
• ARISS Women in Space SSTV Activity

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

AMSAT-UK FUNcube Mission Patch

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