Space Shuttle Audio Retransmission
The Glenn Amateur Radio Club
(NA8SA) retransmits space shuttle audio transmissions for amateur radio operators and the general public in Ohio and neighboring states. We retransmit the audio on 145.67 MHz from our four-bay dipole antenna located 100-feet up on our tower at the NASA Glenn Research Center adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio.
Image right: The space shuttle launches from Kennedy Space Center. Credit: NASA
Anyone with a VHF-FM scanner or amateur radio equipment capable of receiving the 2-meter amateur radio band (144-148 MHz) can hear these shuttle rebroadcasts within about 40 miles of our transmitting site.
If you are not within range of our station, other amateur radio stations may rebroadcast the shuttle audio in your local area. Check with local amateur radio clubs or stores that sell scanners in your area.
The GRC Shuttle audio retransmission is normally turned on 1 to 2 hours before a shuttle flight, continues throughout the shuttle mission, and is turned off after landing. Visit the NASA shuttle mission page
to find out about current, future and past shuttle missions and schedules.
Programming may also be available through your local cable television network. NASA digital TV also broadcasts for reception via satellite dish on AMC 6, Transponder 17C. The coordinates are 72 degrees west; downlink frequency is 4040 MHz; polarity is vertical. The FEC is 3/4. The data rate is 36.860 MHz, and the symbol is 26.665 Ms.
Image left: The space shuttle comes in for a landing. Credit: NASA
If you don't have a radio, there's still hope. You can catch real-time audio and video broadcasts of shuttle missions on-line at NASA TV