Russian-Language Exchange from International @Space_Station Cosmonauts Overheard #hamr #radio
Aboard the ISS there’s a ham radio station established in the functional cargo block (FCB) section of the habitable satellite. It operates on the ‘worldwide downlink for voice‘ of 145.80, which you can see displayed on the screen of the Ericsson P504 in the video below. A Swedish ham operator was lucky enough to catch some transmissions while the ISS (call sign NA1SS) flew by overhead, and recorded the exchange. You can read the video description for multiple translations of what the cosmonauts are talking about, with most agreeing it’s an exchange with a terrestrial-based reporter. Fascinating!
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.