National Radio Centre contacts the ISS

| August 26, 2022

RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) volunteer Steve, 2E0YBJ, was able to show the visiting public a live radio contact with the International Space Station using GB3RS

He was using the demonstration station at the NRC, running SatPC32.

This is used to track Earth low orbit satellites and, more recently, the on-board ISS repeater.

Steve put his success down to two factors; the excellent NRC station setup and the fact that the ISS approaches the UK from the west.

This enables UK stations to ‘see’ the ISS before its communications footprint passes over mainland Europe.

It was an unexpected treat for the Bletchley Park visitors, a super result for Steve, and a first for GB3RS.

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