MIR Test With Schools! (fwd)

Bob Bruninga bruninga@nadn.navy.mil
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 11:52:48 -0500 (EST)

Is there anyone in AMRAD interested in a live MIR demo at Galudet.  WIth
APRS, it is all visual... the MIREX sponsors are particulary looking for
schools for the deaf.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 10:44:46 -0500
From: Pat Kilroy <pat.kilroy@gsfc.nasa.gov>
To: amsat-dc@amsat.org, garc-bb@garc.gsfc.nasa.gov,

The MIREX team is scheduling another big test using MIR as a link 
between lots of schools on a few orbits.  We demonstrated that with 
APRS, at least 100 schools can participate each orbit and be able 
to see success.  

     Since APRS is a very visual display, the MIREX team wants 
     to bring as many schools for the DEAF into the test too.  
     (Do you know anyone who would be interested in setting up an 
     APRS/MIR demo at Gallaudet University?  Gallaudet is the 
     premier school for the deaf in the country and is located 
     in Wash DC.) 

     Gallaudet University
     - Four year liberal arts university for students 
       who are deaf or hard of hearing

MIREX is collecting a list of schools that want to transmit.  The 
test will be in mid to late April during School hours.  

With the channel being able to support up to 100 schools, virtually 
anyone who goes and sets up an APRS station at a school will 
probably be authorized to transmit.  


Some other hearing-impaired schools possibly near you to check 
for this test participation:

National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
- Rochester, NY

Seattle Central Community College
- Center for Deaf Students 

Northeastern University Deaf Club 
- Boston, MA

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center 
- for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, enhances 
  rehabilitation outcomes.  Little Rock, AR.  

RNID Court Grange College  
- Royal National Institute For Deaf People College of Further 
  Education. Near the market town of Newton Abbot in Devon, England

Hams are welcome to inquire for any school, not just schools 
involved with hearing impaired students.  

Bulletin written with additional input from Pat WD8LAQ.