Thursday, February 23, 2017

Radio in Space

Some friends of mine yesterday assisted a local school in making contact with the ISS.  This is one of the many cool aspects of Amateur Radio that continues to draw new and younger people into the hobby when they learn about what we are capable of doing.  Just some of the many things we can do that I find interesting are:

  • Reflect a signal off the moon to another station on earth.
  • Using less power than it takes to light up an incandescent bulb to send a signal around the world.
  • Use repeaters built into satellites and space stations to repeat signals around the world

Here is a video of the contact that was made yesterday.