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Please do not attempt to connect to the old International Space Station Packet BBS system, callsign RS0ISS-11, as you will block the whole 8 minute pass for all other European stations who can digipeat only if the BBS is not being used. The BBS was established many years ago before the advent of e-mail, the crew DO NOT READ IT, and in order to obtain a QSL card from the ISS you only now have to now digipeat once through the ISS using the callsign RS0ISS-4, which takes no longer than 3 seconds.

Internet Linking

Ionograms in Europe active Map


JT9 HamSpots


Lightning map Europe #1
Lightning map Europe #2
Lightning map Europe #3
Links to other VHF/UHF sites
Locator Map of Europe (Maidenhead & QRA)
Maidenhead Locator finder (Map based)

Meteor Scatter Reporting System

First number (burst duration)  

Second number  (signal strength)

2: < 5 s

6: Below S2 or 5dB

3: 5-20 sec

7: S2 to S3 or 5dB-10dB

4: 20-120 s

8: S4 to S5 or 10dB-15dB

5: > 120 sec

9: above S5 or 15dB

Meteor Scatter Periods

Northbound & Westbound

1st Period

Southbound & Eastbound

2nd Period


NASA live TV

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Virgo Meteor Sky view

VOACAP online HF propagation prediction tool
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