[sarex] ARISS Contact this Wednesday

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 12:07:14 PST 2012

Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at the

*Inuksuk** High School, Iqaluit Nunavut, Canada *

Contact is scheduled for Wed 2012-02-08 15:18:39 UTC

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and AH6NM in Hawaii. The contact
should be audible over the west coast of the U.S. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to
be conducted in English.

The school, with its large gymnasium, is one of only a handful of public
structures in the territorial capital. A number of important events have
been held there, including a visit by Queen Elizabeth. The gymnasium was
also the first temporary home of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut after
the territory was created in 1999.

Inuksuk High School is the high school of Iqaluit, the capital of the
Canadian territory of Nunavut. It offers grades 9 through 12 (ages 14-18)
to a student population of about 450. The focus of the school is on
teaching Inuit language and culture.

Other schools in Iqaluit include a Middle school Aqsarniit Illinarvik and
three elementary schools, Nakasuk School, Joamie Ilinniarvik School, the
French-language Ecole de Trois-Soleils and the Inuktitut language
elementary, Nanook School, in nearby Apex. Also located in the capital is
Nunavut Arctic College, the only post secondary institution in the

Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) and *JK1ZRW* (277208) servers

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector

Audio on Echolink 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

** Contact times are approximate. If the ISS executes a reboost or other
maneuver, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes **


John - AG9D

ARISS Audio Distribution

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