AO-85 testing November 8 and 9

Summary of AO-85 testing:

Please do not try to uplink to AO-85 during the following times (all of which occur while AO-85 is over North America) even though the transponder will be active and you may hear activity.

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ISS astronauts link-up with ITU WRC-15 in Geneva

The ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) is taking place in Geneva from November 2-27. On Tuesday, November 3 at 1241 UT there was an amateur radio link-up between WRC-15 and two astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

The contact took place using the permanent amateur radio station at the ITU. The station’s normal call sign is 4U1ITU but during the conference the special call sign 4U1WRC is being used.

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