Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at the
Kline School, Costa Mesa, CA, telebridge via IK1SLD on Thursday, December 6th. AOS is scheduled for 2000 UTC and the event will begin about 20 minutes prior to AOS
The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be a telebridge between OR4SS and IK1SLD in Italy. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.
Kline School is a small private school serving children ages 5 to 14. Each of the classrooms accommodates an average of 8-10 students and is equipped with SMART Boards and networked computers. All students have access to technology 100% of the time using personal computers and laptops at their individual desks. Using Kline School’s web-based curriculum students study space exploration, space technologies, and amateur radio communications. A special focus is the year-long study of the Apollo program. Students participate meaningfully in discussions about the history and development of the International Space Station. Using the N.A.S.A. website they learn about the necessary adaptations to living in space. We think of the ARISS contact as the real world application of our students’ studies of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Audio from this contact will be fed into the:
EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) and *JK1ZRW* (277208) servers
IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector and
Streaming Audio at:https://sites.google.com/site/arissaudio/
Audio on Echolink & web stream is generally transmitted around 20 minutes prior to the contact taking place so that you can hear some of the preparation that occurs. IRLP will begin just prior to the ground station call to the ISS.
Please note that on Echolink there are automatic breaks of 1.5 seconds in the audio transmission. These occur every 2.5 minutes during the event. Breaks on IRLP are manual and occur approximately after every third question.
** Contact times are approximate. If the ISS executes a reboost or other manoeuvre, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes **
John - AG9D
ARISS Audio Distribution