Contact with Tim Peake on a handheld.

And a happy new year to you too.

Today was a great day. I wanted to listen in on the ISS as it flew past and especially the contact that Tim Peake was going to have with Sandringham School in St. Albans.

The pass was scheduled for 8:47am and I decided that I would share my experiences of listening in and also show you all how easy it is to accomplish with nothing more than just a handheld radio.

Today I used my Yaesu VX8. only because it was the only radio charged up. The fact is that any 2m FM radio will be able to listen in on the ISS and other amateur satellites that fly overhead.

Anyway here is the video, I hope you enjoy it. And yes. It really was very very cold.


Dan Trudgian, MØTGN, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Wiltshire, England. He's a radio nut, IT guru, general good guy and an all round good egg. Contact him him here.

5 Responses to “Contact with Tim Peake on a handheld.”

  • Jim - K4vbh:

    Tnx Dan for the Jan 8th ,current, up-to=date, informative video. You did good!

    73,

    Jim K4VBH
    Americus, Georgia
    1/8/15

  • Jim - K4vbh:

    Tnx Dan for the Jan 8th ,current, up-to=date, informative video. You did good!

    73,

    Jim K4VBH
    Americus, Georgia
    1/8/16

  • Alan G4TMV:

    I remember listening to Helen Sharman working the Harrogate Ladies College from MIR, and that was on my old hand held scanner standing in the front garden. It’s a great way of showing off our great hobby to non-radio enthusiasts, it always impresses them!:-)

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