Ericsson Amateur Transceiver on ISS
There are currently two (2) Ericsson Amateur Radio transceivers on board ISS. One is configured for the 2-meter band (144 - 146 MHz) and the other for UHF (435 - 438 MHz). The 2-meter system is currently being used for FM Voice links and is connected to the Sirius mono-band (147 MHz) antenna mounted on the FBG module. In the near future, some of the Amateur Radio equipment may be re-located into the Service Module with access to the new set of Amateur Radio antennas installed in 2002. Most of the original hardware for this project came from the SAREX/ARISS amateur radio project for the Space Shuttle program. The Ericsson radios were used extensively from 2001 - 2003 as the primary Amateur Radio link for School Schedules and random voice contacts on the Amateur Radio bands. In December 2003 a new Kenwood D700 radio was installed as the primary Voice/Packet Amateur Radio. The Ericsson Radio will still used for other projects in the future, including UHF Slow Scan TV.
|Aug 2002 Sergei Y. Treschev
Sergei is holding the Ericsson 2-Meter Radio. In the background you can see the AMSAT Packet Module.
|Nov 2002 Valery Korzun
Valery can be seen holding the computer while talking on the Ericsson Radio. The PTT switch is in his left hand.
|Ericsson radio: There are 2 of these radios on ISS. One for the 2-meter band (144 - 146 MHz) and one for the 70 centimeter band (435 - 438 MHz). This picture also shows the David Clark Headset and the Push to Talk button.||ISS Phase 1, Amateur Radio system Includes: Ericcson transceiver, Packet Module, Headset and Push to Talk cable button . The Sony speakers will be added later.|
|Push to Talk
Controls the Ericsson transceiver
|Speaker kit: The existing Phase 1 system does not support an external speaker port. The ISS crew requested a speaker connection so that other crew members can also listen. The new cable adapter (small blue box) will be flown on a future mission. The speakers are already on ISS||VOX SSTV adapter:
Sergej Samburov (L) and Lou McFadin are shown holding the new VOX SSTV adapter. This using will allow SSTV and other VOX operations.
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