Ham Radio - Talk to the Astronauts this week
tad at planetisuzoo.com
Mon Jul 23 12:05:49 CDT 2012
I had clear reception today in NOVA for about 10 minutes. Pretty
cool. Thanks for the heads-up.
On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 9:50 AM, 3t3 <3t3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> QST -
> AMRAD area to have two ARISS contact passes this week
> What is ARISS?
> The ARISS program is a cooperative venture of Ham Radio and NASA (NASA, the
> ARRL and AMSAT) and other international space agencies that organizes
> scheduled contacts via Amateur Radio between children and astronauts &
> cosmonauts aboard the ISS (International Space Station).
> With the help of experienced volunteers from Amateur Radio clubs, and
> coordination from the ARISS Team, the ISS crew members speak directly with
> audiences in a variety of public forums such as school assemblies or at
> science museums, Scout camporees and jamborees and space camps.
> There will be two ARISS contacts over your area this week, and we should be
> able to copy the 145.80 MHz downlink on both passes.
> The first will be tomorrow (Monday, July 23) with the Women in Engineering
> at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (W2RIT). It will be
> a descending pass (northwest to southeast), peaking northeast of Manassas.
> Here are the times for the Prince William County area, with AOS (acquisition
> of signal) LOS (loss of signal) data:
> AOS: 13:31:45 UTC 315/0 (AOS for the school will be 13:30:57)
> PEAK: 13:36:59 UTC 31/30
> LOS: 13:42:10 UTC 106/0
> The second one will be on Thursday (July 26) with the Virginia Air and Space
> Center in Hampton (KE4ZXW). It will be a descending pass again, but peaking
> southwest of Manassas this time.
> AOS: 14:06:28 UTC 297/0 (AOS for the school will be 14:06:54)
> PEAK: 14:11:30 UTC 228/23
> LOS: 14:16:28 UTC 159/0
> It will be a female astronaut at the mic on both of these contacts (Sunita
> Williams). She is one of the Expedition 32 crew members that arrived
> onboard the ISS last week (July 17). (See her bio below.)
> So listen in on the downlink frequencies for these contacts, it should be
> informative and fun !.
> Terry McCarty
> 3t3 at comcast.net
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