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ISS Over Scotland Tonight

Post by Charlie1981 » 03 Aug 2015, 20:22

The ISS is due over Scotland tonight at 22:25, SSW, elevation around 30 degrees. Will I hear anything on their frequencies?

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Re: ISS Over Scotland Tonight

Post by Farty » 04 Aug 2015, 08:10

Only if they're speaking.
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Re: ISS Over Scotland Tonight

Post by Charlie1981 » 04 Aug 2015, 13:33

Farty wrote:Only if they're speaking.
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This is very true. I listened anyway, got my nephew quite excited about it, then didn't hear a thing. :?

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Re: ISS Over Scotland Tonight

Post by Lumiya » 04 Aug 2015, 14:59

You'll find that it passes over about 3-5 times a day..

Freqs are on this site

http://www.zarya.info/Frequencies/FrequenciesISS.php
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Re: ISS Over Scotland Tonight

Post by Charlie1981 » 04 Aug 2015, 15:18

Thanks Lumiya.

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Re: ISS Over Scotland Tonight

Post by 2SG » 04 Aug 2015, 19:34

The ISS never actually passes over Scotland, as its orbit is too far south. The closest it gets is the south of England, however it can be clearly seen with the naked eye (weather permitting) and as already mentioned, if one of the crew is active, it can easily be worked on 2m. Some crew members are more active on amateur radio than others. A few years ago Bill McArthur KC5ACR was very active. I worked him from my mobile in the early hours one morning on my way home from work. I don't think anyone has been as active as him since, which is a pity.

If you enter your location in the following site, it will give you details of all passes and will also show which passes will be visible and when.
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummar ... atid=25544

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Re: ISS Over Scotland Tonight

Post by Cris1966 » 28 Sep 2017, 12:04

Old thread but worth mentioning that there is a very easy to work APRS digipeater on board that requires nobody on board to operate it. They do switch it off now and then for operational reasons.

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