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Yaesu FT-991HF/V/UHF – Software Update Main V01.10 and DSP V01.01

Yaesu FT-991 -Yaesu USA Update the Firmware MAIN Ver.01.10 and DSP Ver.01.01 of 25/02/2015 – See link below – [Note]: Please read the Yaesu Firmware Upgrade Manual before proceding to the Yaesu “classic” multiple software installations! – Caution: it does wipe all the settings including the memory channels- Yesu saysFT-991 “Improved and optimized”

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FT-991 Firmware Update: Main V.01.10 / DSP V.01.01 (Yaesu USA 02/25/2015)

Link to: Yaesu USA FT-991 Firmware Information (ENG)

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Yeasu FT-991 internal view MAIN Unit VHF/UHF & HF 50MHz

 

FT-991: Triple conversion with 1st IF frequency of 69.450 MHz for all bands – 1st IF stage 3 kHz roofing filter, not only in HF but also in VHF and UHF bands – IPO, AMP1 and AMP2 for the HF/50MHz bands – The RF AMP for 430 MHz uses HEMT NE3509 devices – ! See pic & video below -

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FT-991 full color TFT LCD display with Spectrum Scope and Waterfall Capability. – The TFT Display provides useful information about function status and setting at a glance, intuitive layout makes touch operation a pleasure.

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italianoFT-991 – il display a colori “touch” sembra facile da usare ed è intuitivo anche per i numerosi settaggi, che ora si presentano sullo schermo, di volta in volta, con tante icone e a gruppi come si vede dalle foto. – Forse, data la dimensione di soli 3″ del TFT LCD, per molti di noi, ci vorranno gli occhiali per “toccare” quella esatta !

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Those waiting on Yaesu to replace the old quad band FT-847 will enjoy…! – Those waiting on Yaesu to release a replacement for the small FT-817 will just have to keep waiting..! -

FT-991 – a little video … of the problem (?) of frequency step
Video de Eric VE2MEL:  the STEP is also related to the FAST button… in this case x10 (… It’s not a bug !)

FT-991 Final Stage with Ample Power Reserves: Push-pull arrangement of RD100HHF MOS-FET devices for HF/50 MHz range, output power 100 Watts. For the VHF & UHF bands uses the MOS-FET RD70HUF2 device which incorporates two MOS-FET in a single package, ouput of 50Watts

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FT-991 the PA UNIT with 2xRD100HHF1 for HF/50MHz

Link to: Yaesu FT-991 Information Brochure (5.19 MB) ENG

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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IC-7850 Special Edition & IC-7851 flagship machines impressive 110dB RMDR

IC-7851 HF 50MHz Transceiver, the series-production version of the IC-7850 Special Edition which offers a number of improvements over the IC-7800. – The two transceivers utilizes a newly developed 1.2kHz “Optimum” Roofing Filter operating at 64MHz (1st IF). Automatic or manual adjustment is possible of this Roofing Filter! – See the IC-7850 Video by IV3YER, Luigi, and download the new User Manual “ENG” Version, by link below.

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On the 7850 & 7851 adjust appropriate value 1.2 roofing so that you can easily heard siganal

Spectrum scope (improvement): Span Width 5 – 1000kHz – Sweep Speed 29.3 samples/Sec (SPAN=Less than 20kHz, Speed=Fast) – Imput Dinamic Tange 116dB (SPAN=5kHz, Speed=Slow) – Max Sensitivity -39dBu (5kHz/Slow).

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Improvements in RMDR (Reciprocal Mixing Dynamic Range) (data from Icom broshure)

RMDR a spaziatura di 1kHz su frequenza di ricezione: 14.2 MHz, MODE: CW, IF BW: 500Hz – (Per IC-7800: roofing di 3 kHz, per IC-7851: “Optimum” roofing di 1,2 kHz)
Icom back now to use a Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) along with a Phase Locked Oscillator for the IC-7851’s Local Oscillator (LO) as did in IC-7850’s, will become the new benchmark for Phase Noise with –150dBc/Hz at 10kHz offset and –140dBc/Hz even at 1kHz offset. (… see broshure)

Icom torna ora ad utilizzare un Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS), insieme ad un Oscillatore ad aggancio di fase per il nuovo Local Oscillator (LO) dell’IC-7851. (vedere dati Icom)

IV3YER, Luigi ha ricevuto l’IC-7850! qui un suo bel video

Link to: Download the new IC-7850 User Manual (ENG pdf)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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Audio590 Program for TS-590SG & S Management by G3NRW – TS-590S Ver. 2.00

Audio590 for TS-590SG & TS-590S is a new Windows program that lets you set up and manage audio profiles for use with them, by G3NRW TS-590S Firmware Ver. 2.00, ARCP-590 Ver. 2.00 and ARHP-590 Ver. 2.00 released 29 Jan., 2015. – See news and link below!

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New firmware Ver.2.00 is for the TS-590S, not the TS-590SG! – (la V2.00 non è per la serie SG !)

Kenwood Update the TS-590S Firmware from Ver. 1.08 to the new Ver. 2.00 link below. [Note] Updating the firmware to V2.00 resets the transceiver automatically due to internal memory address reallocation (save the radio’s data settings using the latest versio  ARCP V.2.00! before and read  all official instruction!)

Link to: Download the firmware V2 & installation instruction

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Audio590 Windows program V.1.00 by G3NRW for TS-590 Family

Audio590 is free (tnx Ian!) – It is a compact stand-alone program (around 135 kB) that runs under any version of Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The program (Ver. 1.00) currently handles the management of audio and audio-related information for USB and LSB TX/RX (later versions will support AM and FM as well).
You can read existing audio settings from the radio, display them on the Audio590 control panel, change them and then write them back to the radio.
For much more information, including a link to the Audio590 software and User Guide, go to the TS-590 Family Resources Pagethen click on the magenta “AUDIO590″ button.

Link to: TS-590 Family Resources Page by G3NRW (ENG)

[Note] DOWNLOADING the AUDIO590 software and the USER GUIDE and read all the instructions by the author! (..in the zip folder)

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TS-590S Nuova Versione 2.00 del 29.1.2015 – L’aggiornamento del firmware da Ver.1.08 (o prima) alla Ver.2.00 ripristina automaticamente il ricetrasmettitore a causa della riallocazione  indirizzi di memoria interna. – Se non si vuole perdere i dati dell’utente, salvarli utilizzando l’ultima versione ARCP590 –  Link to: Firmware V2.00 Info & Radio Program Control ARCP-590 Ver.2.00 -Trasl/IT – Prima di aggiornare il firmware e poi ricaricare i dati di nuovo dopo l’aggiornamento. ( !! Leggere bene tutte le istruzioni sul sito ufficiale di Kenwwod update)

Audio590 è un nuovo programma per Windows che consente di impostare e gestire i profili audio per l’utilizzo con un Kenwood TS-590SG oppure TS-590S. È possibile leggere le varie impostazioni audio settate nella radio visualizzandole sul pannello di controllo di Audio590, quindi modificarle e poi immetterli di nuovo nel transceiver.

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Audio590 consente di evitare il fastidio di fare appunti sulle impostazioni del livello audio TX / RX, sulle impostazioni VOX, impostazioni del processore audio TX e impostazioni dell’equalizzatore RX e così via. Questo per ogni diverso tipo di imput audio utilizzato. Tutte queste impostazioni sono salvate in Audio590 e richiamabili successivamente.
Audio590 è gratuito (grazie a G3NRW) – Si tratta di un programma compatto autonomo (circa 135 kB) che gira sotto qualsiasi versione di Windows XP, Windows 7 e Windows 8. – Altri dati e grafiche, compresa la guida d’uso in Inglese direttamente nella cartella zip del programma, link più sopra.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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CS7000 MULTIPROTOCOL RADIO by USA – Expected Delivery Is April 2015

CS7000 Made by Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA – USA – This radio is defined for the Amateur Market and will have an introductory price of $249. – Capable of doing DMR, NXDN, dPMR, P25, ANALOG, D-STAR, AND FUSION Protocols. – (Read the features for CS7000 first version) See the DMR Repeater Intereactive Map (via VA3XPR), link below.

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CSI CS7000 Expected Delivery is April 2015 or before (! Click to enlarge pic)

The first version will ship with ANALOG, Digital Mobile Radio (DMR – TDMA), and D-STAR protocols with future firmware updates allowing other protocols – CSI web-page 10/2/2015: Expected Delivery is April 2015.

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Connect Systems Inc. (CSI) CS7000 Specimen

CS7000 Preliminari information, by first Withe Paper from Jerry Wanger CEO – The primary microprocessor is a STM32F405VGT6. – This is an ARM Cortex M4 32 bit high speed microprocessor – The second microprocessor is a DVSI 3000R. This microprocessor uses a TMS320F2811 core and is dedicated to executing the AMBE and AMBE +2 Vocoder formats and other algorithms – (! read official source)

Link to: White Paper by Jerry Wanger CEO for the CS7000
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ink to: Connect Systems Inc. Agoura Hills, CA US web-page

DMR Repeater Map via VA3XPR – DMR  information page

Below is an interactive map, which shows all of the DMR repeaters connected to the DMR-MARC network around the world. Zoom the map out to see DMR repeaters outside!

Link direct toDMR Repeater Health Status (in the world)

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official  sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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PX3 Panadapter for The KX3 HF 50MHz Transceiver by Elecraft Inc. US

The PX3 Panadapter adds a visual dimension to signal hunting, with fast, real-time spectrum and waterfall displays of band activity include CW/RTTY/PSK text display (Firmware/beta Rev. 01.16) – The PX3 is a great addition to the Elecraft KX3, utilizing its serial control port and KX3’s baseband RX I/Q signals – [NoteIt is not compatible with the 8.2 MHz IF output from the K3 Transceiver. 

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Full-color, fast waterfall of spectrum display – Wide dynamic range and frequency span of up to 200 kHz (2 to 200kHz) on the 480×272-pixel, color TFT LCD display.

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The Elecraft PX3 a simple plug-and-play operation no PC or saundcard is required – A PC or Mac can still be connected to the KX3 (via the PX3) for use with logging and control programs- Low current drain (typ. 140 mA @ 13.8 V) – Weighs just 13 oz (370 gr.)
[Note] PX3 and KX3 Firmware: May Be Updated Through This Port (ACC1 PC of the PX3) – Turn The PX3 Off When Updating the KX3 Firmware.

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PX3 Front Panel Board Kit (pic by KB4BB from web – flickr)

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[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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IC-9100 a new Firmware Version E3 is Available -Icom Update 2015/01/27

Icom IC-9100 a new firmware Version E3 is available. – Icom Inc. Support web-site update 2015/01/27 with only one Improvement: The firmware update modifies the IC-9100’s transmitted DTCS (Digital Tone Code Squelch) modulation waveform so undesired sound is not heard at the receiver.

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Icom IC-9100 Block Diagram & Image rejection mixer

The DTCS stands for Digital Tone Coded Squelch and is a method of controlling the squelch of a radio by sending a digital code over the audio signal. – Icom has already solved another problem in the DTCS and tone squelch decoding when receiving in the 9600bps mode with the Ver. E2 firmware of 01/08/2013.

Link to: Download the firmware Ver. E3 by Icom Inc. Support

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[Note]: When using this download service, the implementation, use and/or results of use are the sole responsibility of the person making the download.

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)

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EP6T DXpedition in Kish Island, Iran – IOTA AS-166 – by DX Group Rockall

EP6T DXpedition in Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran – IOTA AS-166 by Rockall DX Group – The theme of the expedition will be “friendship and cultural tolerance.” (update… 01/27/2015) The last QSO was logged @03h08 on 40m today.  EP6T Team a total of 68098 QSO’s are logged! We are QRT! Dismantling all stations and antennas. (tnx!)

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Follow the Rockall DX Group with the latest news via Twitter! Please click on the image on the left (Cliccare sull’immagine qui a lato per il link alla pagina ufficiale Twitter Rockall DX Group per le newsdi EP6T team)

Link to: CLUBLOG EP6T DXpedition team of 11 operators

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EP6T – Il Gruppo DX Rockall in Belgio volerà a Teheran, in Iran, il 15 gennaio verso Kish Island

Members of the Rockall DX Group in Belgium will fly to Teheran, Iran, on January 15, on their way to their Kish Island (IOTA AS-166) – See all-news & donate (on-line donation) by (link) DXpedition site..
UpdatePress Release -V – the latest by Rockall DX Group

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Preparations EP6T DXpedition … txn to the team (by I0GEJ’s RadioCronache)

“5 High power stations, more than 6km of radials, new RX systems, filters, combiners, verticals, phased arrays, a 4 SQ and 5 beams should make it possible to get YOU in our log!”
UpdatePress Release -Dec. 29, 2014 by Rockall DX Group

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A dedicated 160 meter station will be on the air starting at local sunrise and sunset for the first two nights. The planned transmitting antenna is a 26-meter (85.3 feet) vertical with 50 quarter-wave radials.  The group will use Elecraft K3 transceivers plus amplifiers. The EP6T log will be uploaded to Logbook of The World ( LoTW ), once the DXpedition has concluded. – MØURX will be the QSL manager. [Note] Iran has 80 million citizens and only 13 radio amateurs! (ARRL web)

Link to: Official web page by EP6T  http://www.rockall.be/

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Kish (persiano: کیش‎) è un’isola iraniana e una città sul Golfo Persico, nella provincia di Hormozgan.  A causa del suo statuto di zona franca, l’isola è ritenuta un paradiso per i consumatori e possiede molti centri commerciali, negozi, attrazioni turistiche e attività di ricezione. L’isola ha 20.667 abitanti e 1.500.000 visitatori all’anno. Il territorio di Kish è nella provincia di Bandar-e-Lengeh. – (wikipedia)

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Yaesu FT-991 HF/50/144/430 MHz All Mode+ C4FM in a Single Compact Unit

Yaesu FT-991  HF/50/144/430 All Mode + C4FM Digital Functions in a Single Compact Unit – Touch Panel Operation Combined With Tradizional Layout and Spectrum Scope Function With Waterfall Display Capability in a 3.5 Inch full color TFT LCD display etc. (read  official leaflet and download the User Manual & the GM Istruction (ENG pdf)… see link below)

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FT-991 TFT LCD Display provides imformation abaut function status and settings

The FT-991 is equipped with a 3.5 inch full-color TFT display provides abaut functio status and settings including the function key display with intuitive layout makes touch operation and settings at a glance. Functions including the receiving band, the noise and signal interference reduction tool are grafically displayed.

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FT-991 Operation mode: press MODE Button & select mode with touch screen

Operating Mode: Press MODE Button to display the radio modulation form  selection scree, then touch and select your desired modulation form.

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FT-991 – Press BAN Button and select the band in one touch!

FT-991 – Press [BAND Button] and selecet the band in one touch in the display – Band Stack Operation – utilizes a triple band-stack VFO selection thet permits storing of up to three favorite ferquencies and modes onto each bamd VFO register. [Note] Only the VFO-A system has the band stacks!

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Final Stage with Ample Power Reserves: Push-pull arrangement of RD100HHF MOS-FET devices for HF/50 MHz range, output power 100 Watts. For the VHF & UHF bands uses the MOS-FET RD70HUF2 device which incorporates two MOS-FET in a single package, ouput of 50Watts.  – ATU autimatic tuner only for HF/50MHz bands.

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Digital C4FM (4-level FSK) Voice/Data Mode (V/D Mode)

Digital C4FM Mode (4-level FSK Frequency Shift Keing) for digital communication in the FT-991 can be switched betwee 1) [V/D mode] and 2) [Voice FR mode]. – 3) Not *

1) V/D Mode: for simultaneous trasmission of Voice & Data communication. Half of the bandwidth is used for voice signal with error correction.  Other Half of the data communication. (6.25+6.25 kHz = total bandwidth 12.5 kHz)
2) Voice FR Mode: for voice full rate mode, that uses  entire 12.5 kHz bandwidth to trasmit only digital voice data, with high sound quality.

[Note] 3)* [Data FR mode] high-speed data communication mode, that uses entire 12.5 kHz bandwidth for only data is not supported in this device. (…see Yaesu leaflet info)

Link to: Yaesu FT-991 Information Brochure (5.19 MB) EN
Link to: Download User and GM group Instruction Manuals 

WIRES-X the Yaesu Internet Linking (VoIP wireles HRI-200 Modem is necessary) for Digital Node Station / Internet LAN

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Yaesu WIRES-X diagram for VoIP Communication

WIRES (Wide-coverage Internet Repeater Enhancement System) is an Internet communication system,  an amateur node station, with HRI-200,  connecting to the Internet is used as the access point and connects the wireless communication to the Internet.
Link to:  Wires-X spec & Info by Yaesu USA webpage (ENG)

[Nota] – Specifiche dettagliate: si prega di vedere le fonti ufficiali – Tutte le specifiche sono soggette a modifiche senza preavviso – Tutti i marchi appartengono ai rispettivi holders.- Questa pagina è solo una panoramica non ufficiale, dove nessuno dovrebbe trarre conclusioni – Tutti le immagini e le versioni di cui sopra è solo per illustrazione.

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Astronaut Samantha, IZ0UDF sings IMAGINE (J. Lennon’s) for UNICEF

IZ0UDF’s singing from space! – Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti imagines a better world for children by recording her own version of John Lennon’s iconic song – high above Earth. – ARISS project: 1st QSO “report audio” HRD 15.12.2014 (link below) – Track the current position of the Base Station with ISS-AstroViewer (link belov…)

Video: Samantha Cristoforetti canta IMAGINE per l’Unicef
Record your own take and star in the biggest singalong ever for children: http://imagine.unicef.org/  – #everyvoicecounts

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ISS – Samantha Cristoforetti parla con Giorgio Napolitano Pres. Rep. Iatliana il 22/12/2014

Dal Diario di bordo di Samantha IZ0UDF ( del 16/12/2014)

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Progetto ARISS – Samantha, IZ0UDF da IR0ISS in QSO con IZ7EVR dalla Scuola in Bari (IT)

Avamposto Spaziale ISS. – “Orbita Terrestre—Giorno di missione 22 (15 dicembre 2014)—Ieri ho avuto il mio primo contatto radioamatoriale con gli alunni delle scuole. Un grande saluto agli studenti degli istituti “Elena di Savoia” di Bari e “Alessandro Volta” di Bitonto” – (click on the picture)

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Video “audio” HRD 1st QSO IR0ISS (15.12.2014) (link to G+ web-page)

[Note] Watch & heard the Report “HRD” (heard audio) of the QSO (the first contact radio) of IZ0UDF, Samantha from IR0ISS with IZ7EVR (not heard!) of the school in Bari -Italy from: I0GEJ’s G+ web-page >(!! click on the picture above!)
link to: AstronautiNEWS L+22 Report Terra Chiama Spazio

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Digital/APRS:
Uplink packet FM: 145.990MHz / Downlink 145.825MHz
Voice FM:
Region 1: – Uplink 145.200MHz / Region 2-3: 144.490MHz
All Region (1-2-3): Downlink: 145.800MHz
Crossband Repeater FM:
Repeter Uplink 437.800MHz / Rep. 145.800MHz
Ham Video (HAM TV) DATV Down: 2.422 GHz, 2.437GHz
F1MOJ ARISS EU QSL Manager 66820 Vernet les Bains FR

Link to: AMSAT Italia – HAM TV Info & More News (IT)

The current position of the ISS International Base Station

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The current position of the ISS is displayed on a GoogleMap by AstroViewer (link belov)

This map shows the ground track of the International Space Station´s next orbit. The crosshair (+) marks its current position. – [Note] the web-page contains all visible passes of the ISS during the next ten days. (Please select a pass to get more details) ( AstroViewer © 2008-2014 by Dirk Matussek)
Link to: ISS-AstroViewer web-page & next visible passes

[Note] – Detailed specifications: please see the official sources – All specifications are subject to change without notice – All trademarks belong to their respective holders.- This page is just a non-official overview, where no one should draw any conclusions – All images and versions above is for illustration only. (tnx)