First Contact Thru ISS Repeater

There’s so many things to get a kick out of from this video! A Baofang mounted on some kind of a pole, the ISS passing from East to West in the background, and oh yeah, my first contact through the recently upgraded FM repeater aboard the ISS! Really I’m just kind of excited someone else thought this was cool enough to record a video of and post to Reddit.

There are so many people trying to use the repeater at the same time that it is incredibly hard to make it through and capture the repeater long enough to make a contact. My advice is to try for a pass late at night or super early in the morning. Having a directional antenna and a little more power out will help as well.

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) website has more details.

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