HAM Video Premieres on the Space Station

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

Astronauts on the International Space Station can now talk with people on Earth with video using simple transmitters. (Hey amateur radio enthusiasts, we now have #HAM TV on space station!

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

The new Ham TV station on board the International Space Station (ISS) became operational on 12 April 2014.  NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins had the honor of being the “first to commission the video and broadcast over Ham TV.”  The new amateur radio television station will add a “visual dimension” to ARISS programs. Schoolchildren will be able to see and hear astrounauts in with simple equipment.  Great program for the students!  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.nasa.gov

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