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The Impact Dynamics Research Facility (IDRF) shown in the picture above was originally known as the Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF) in the 1960s. This was one of the locations where NASA utilized tethered landers to train the Apollo astronauts for moon landings. If you visit the image links below you will learn that this facilty has a rich and varied history. The LLRF is one of several National Historic Landmarks at NASA Langley Research Center.
All photos are courtesy of the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS).
Radio Systems Status as of 2014.04.07 at 1400 EST.
||VHF FM Voice||146.07/146.67|
Rcv PL 173.8 Hz = ON
Tx PL 173.8 Hz = OFF
"67" 3 min PL defeat = ON
Autopatch = OFF
|UHF FM Voice||448.65/443.65|
Repairs in progress.
|1200 BPS Packet Digipeater||145.73/145.73|
- Due to the RF-rich environment of the gantry the repeater will normally be on 173.8 Hz carrier access only. There is currently no tone on the repeater transmitter.
- Please read the NLARC Repeater Guidelines & Commands document for complete information on approved operating procedures.
Last update 2014.04.07 @ 1800 EST(-4) 2200Z
Recent changes, updates, or new items:
- 2014.04.07 - An On-Air Presentation
of 'A Few Relatively New Subjects in Amateur Radio, Short Wave and VHF Scanner Listening'.
For previous items, check the previous history list.
- (On-going), you are invited to join the York County/Poquoson ARES net that meets on Monday nights at 2000 hours on 146.07/67.
For previous announcements, check the previous announcements list.
Additional NLARC Information
- The NASA Langley Amateur Radio Club (NLARC) is sponsored by the Langley Research Center Exchange. Resources to support the NLARC are derived from it's membership and other parties interested in supporting Amateur Radio operations.
- NLARC membership is open to all NASA employees, their spouses, retirees, LaRC contractors and in some instances, dependents. If you would like to join the NLARC and receive a NLARC roster, please contact Jim Byrd or call 757.864.5961.
- The NLARC has a long history beginning in 1962.
- The 2002 NLARC Bylaws.
- The NLARC repeater systems are installed on the IDRF gantry that is used by the Impact Dynamics Research Branch.
- Here is an aerial view of NASA Langley Research Center. The NLARC repeaters are located on the IDRF gantry, about one mile distant in the center of the image.
- A southeast Virginia regional map position of the NLARC repeaters.
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Amateur Radio Communications with the International Space Station
The International Space Station Reference page explains how Amateur Radio is involved in the International Space Station.
- ITU Region 1 is generally all of Africa, Europe, Northern and Central Asia.
- ITU Region 2 is all of North and South America.
- ITU Region 3 is Southern Asia, Australia, including most of the Pacific Islands.
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