Simultaneous Operations of APRS and Voice Repeater now a Reality on ISS

August 12, 2022—ARISS is pleased to announce that starting yesterday, August 11, simultaneous operations of the ARISS Voice Repeater and digital APRS communications on the International Space Station (ISS) is now a reality.  Current ARISS operations include voice repeater transmissions with the JVC Kenwood D710GA in the Columbus module and APRS packet operation from an … Continue reading Simultaneous Operations of APRS and Voice Repeater now a Reality on ISS

ARISS Offers More Fun to ARRL Field Day Operators

June 20, 2022—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) plans to have its ARISS InterOperable Radio System (IORS) in crossband repeater mode for ARRL Field Day. The IORS ham station is located in the Columbus Module of the International Space Station.  ARRL Hq has confirmed that successful radio contacts made through the ARISS IORS, … Continue reading ARISS Offers More Fun to ARRL Field Day Operators

Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. (QCWA) Provides Donation to Support ARISS

June 7, 2022:  Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Inc. (ARISS-USA) is very pleased to announce that the Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. (QCWA) has made a highly notable contribution--$4,500—to support the ARISS program.  QCWA President Ken Oelke (amateur radio call sign VE6AFO) presented the generous gift to ARISS-USA at the 2022 Hamvention in Xenia, … Continue reading Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. (QCWA) Provides Donation to Support ARISS

9 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

May 13, 2022: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the January-June 2023 window. A total of 9 of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host a scheduled amateur radio contact … Continue reading 9 US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

Kerry Banke to be honored with the 2022 Hamvention Special Achievement Award

The Hamvention awards committee recently announced that Kerry Banke, N6IZW, has won the 2022 Hamvention Special Achievement Award for his efforts in the design, development, manufacturing, and human spaceflight certification of the ARISS Multi-Voltage Power Supply (MVPS). The MVPS is a foundational element of the ARISS next generation radio system, which is now on-orbit. The … Continue reading Kerry Banke to be honored with the 2022 Hamvention Special Achievement Award

ARISS to Support Axiom Space Crew Members on First Private ISS Mission

ARISS News Release No. 22-13 March 3, 2022 Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Inc. (ARISS-USA) is pleased to announce that two crew members scheduled to fly on Axiom Mission-1 (Ax-1), the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, will utilize the ARISS on-board radio resources to conduct six school connections via … Continue reading ARISS to Support Axiom Space Crew Members on First Private ISS Mission

Message to US Educators: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

Call for Proposals New Proposal Window is February 21, 2022 to March 31, 2022 February 16, 2022 — The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS.  … Continue reading Message to US Educators: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Contact Opportunity

ARISS Europe to Perform Special Digital SSTV Experiment

February 16, 2022—Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is planning for a special SSTV experiment. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS) and develops and operates the amateur radio equipment on … Continue reading ARISS Europe to Perform Special Digital SSTV Experiment

Eight US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process

January 11, 2022: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the July 1 through December 31, 2022, time period. A total of eight of the submitted proposals during the recent proposal window have been accepted to move forward in the processes of planning to host … Continue reading Eight US Schools Moved Forward in ARISS Selection Process