[sarex] 2012-08-27 ARISS Status

Carol Jackson tcekmjackson at comcast.net
Mon Aug 27 08:16:04 PDT 2012

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report

August 27, 2012



1.            Upcoming School Contacts


Megina Gymnasium Mayen in Mayen, Germany has been scheduled for an Amateur
Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Friday, August
31 at 11:23 UTC. The radio contact will be integrated into math and physics
lessons. Extracurricular activities involving astronomy and radio technology
are planned.


National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, Maryland will participate in an
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on
Saturday, September 1 at 15:09 UTC. The museum has an active amateur radio
program that trains and facilitates the licensing of students as amateur
radio operators. It focuses on electronics, electrical engineering and space
communications. Lessons will include lectures, demonstrations and hands-on


The Iruma Junior Ham Club in Iruma, Japan will participate in an ARISS
(Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) contact on Sunday,
September 2 at 08:32 UTC. The club members recently received their amateur
radio licenses and are learning about satellite orbits and space. They look
forward to speaking with Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide on the ISS.


2.            Students Make Connection with Akihiko Hoshide on ISS


Students from Institute for Education on Space, Wakayama University in
Wakayama, Japan spoke with on-orbit Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI via an
ARISS contact on Sunday, August 26. The contact highlighted science lessons
about space, satellites and radio waves.


3.            ARISS International Team Meeting Held


The monthly ARISS International Team meeting was held on Tuesday, August 21.
The team discussed whether ARISS supporters should be recognized on the
ARISS website and a status was given on the HamTV project and on the new
Ericsson VHF radio which is scheduled to launch later this year. Minutes
have been posted:



4.            Astronaut Training Status


Gregory Wiseman, KF5LKT is scheduled for a basic operations training session
in September. Wiseman is slated to fly with the Expedition 40 crew in May

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