Since mid April, the HamVideo transmitter onboard Columbus is not working.
Friday June 1, 2018 the Ham Video system will be tested.
The transmitter will be down powered step by step.
Next the antenna cable will be connected to the second S-band antenna.
Finally, the transmitter will be powered on step by step.
These operations, to be performed by crew, are scheduled 17.25 – 17.55 UTC.
The ISS will pass over Europe 45 minutes later, at 18.40 UTC.
Ground stations are invited to monitor the signal and report.
Interested parties can monitor the test by connecting to:
We are looking forward to this test, hoping that the transmitter will start working again.
Gaston Bertels ON4WF