Archive - Feb 2005 - Story
A note from Ian G3ZHI:
A live feed of the ISS contact with a school in Bentley CA will be sent live into the AMSAT conference room, Echo Link node 101377 by Dieter, KX4Y.
The contact between the ISS and school starts at 16:47 UTC and lasts for about 15 minutes +/-.
Astronaut Leroy Chiao has chosen the next International Space Station's Expedition 10 ARISS school contact. He will speak with students at Bentley School in Oakland, California on Monday, 28 February 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 16:47 UTC.
Scott H. Stevens, N3ASA:
The next school contact with International Space Station's Expedition 10 takes place on Wednesday, 23 February 2005 with the students at St. John's School, Houston, Texas, USA. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:35 UTC.
This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and W5RRR.
Charlie Sufana AJ9N:
Congratulations to Rockland District High School (led by teacher David Allen) and Leroy Chiao KE5BRW operating NA1SS from the International Space Station. Rockland District High School is in Rockland, Maine.....
Scott H. Stevens, N3ASA:
The next school contact with International Space Station's Expedition 10 takes place on Monday, 14 February 2005 with the students at Rockland District High School, Rockland, Maine, USA. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 15:06 UTC.
This contact will be direct between stations NA1SS and W1PBR.
Message from Charlie Sufana AJ9N:
Here is the quick report on the successful ARISS contact this noon with Leroy Chiao KE5BRW operating NA1SS on the ISS with Fairview School in Mount Prospect, IL operating AJ9N.
The kids and Leroy did an absolutely outstanding job and everyone should be commended.
Here is additional info for Thursday's contact.
Known to work with Winamp, iTunes, and also with AOL media player. There are probably others.
In the Chicago, IL area, it will be simulcast on the N9EP repeater at 442.8 Mhz.
Charlie Sufana AJ9N
ARISS mentor and Control Op for Fairview Elementary
ISS astronaut Leroy Chiao of Expedition 10 aboard the International Space Station picked the next school contact: Fairview Elementary School in Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA.
This contact will take place on Thursday, 10 February 2005. The event is scheduled to begin at
approximately 17:58 UTC.
The ISS was still in packet for the first minute of the pass as you'll hear, but Leroy came through great in the end. All 20 questions answered, and we got the applause in at the end.
A small fade 3' 20" in, corrected by switching polarisation within a second or so, so we missed a couple of words of Leroy's answer. Other than this the S meter end-stopped the entire QSO
The Kenwood radio on ISS was changed over to 145.825 shortly after a successful contact over England at 1254 UTC. PCSAT and ISS will have several extended periods when the satellites will be in view of each other. One such pass beginning about 2206 UTC today (Feb. 2) looks to be promising for joint operations over N. America.
PLEASE, no unattended operations due to PCSAT's power budget.
The ISS should remain on 145.825 until Feb 10.
Kenneth - N5VHO