<NEW> 5/3 After a successful commemoration of Apollo 16 last month, please keep checking for news about our next event.
NASA On The Air (NOTA) is BACK! Amateur radio club stations at NASA field centers will be re-activating joint operations for 2022. Our first event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 16 Moon landing. Many of the NASA clubs will be on the air from April 23-27, 2022, however, some NASA club stations have already begun operations to commemorate the full mission duration which actually began with liftoff on April 16th, 1972.
Due to many NASA hams still working from home due to telework/Covid, NASA Club Station Trustees from each field center are mostly allowing club members to use their club callsigns while operating remote at their home QTH. If you work our call signs, it may be an operator located physically at the NASA center or posibly from a club member from their home station.
The club stations at the various NASA centers and facilities plan to be on the air with special events to celebrate these milestones and some may be offering commemorative QSL cards. There will be a special certificate indicating how many centers you worked on various bands and modes that may be downloaded. QSL instructions are available on the QRZ.COM site for each individual club station. We have a web-based system for you to check your points total and download a certificate at the end of the event in December 2022. Visit the Scores section for a link to that system. Points will be awarded for each center worked on each band and mode (phone, CW, digital).
The NOTA 2022 event will run from April through December 2022. Note that any contact with a NASA club station during the full time frame will count toward your points total.
All operating modes are fair game including satellites, repeaters, EME, ISS APRS, etc. We hope to be on the air for casual contacts and contests as well.
Special appreciation to Jayant Ramakrishnan KG5LJZ and Desiree Baccus KM6CTR for co-chairing this year’s NOTA 2022 activation.
Thanks again and 73 from the NASA amateur radio clubs.