Ham Video transmitter defective
Mid April, the Ham Video transmitter onboard Columbus stopped working.
June 1st 2018, an extensive test was performed by crew. This test comprized connecting the transmitter to the second ARISS L/S-band patch antenna on the nadir of Columbus.
The test was negative. Ground stations didn’t receive any signal from Ham Video.
Presently, ARISS is planning to download the transmitter for repair. Onboard, repair is impossible.
We hope this plan will be accepted by the space agencies and the cost of operations funded by sponsors.
Schools and crewmembers performing educational ARISS school contacts are delighted to use Ham Video. We will do the best we can to restart this service as soon as possible.
We will keep you informed