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John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 16:24:46 PDT 2012

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

Marcelino Canino Canino Middle School, Dorado, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday
September 4th. AOS is approximately 1417 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and K6DUE in Greenbelt,
Maryland, USA. The contact should be audible over the east 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.

 Marcelino Canino Canino Middle School is located in a rural area in the
town of Dorado in the northern coast of Puerto Rico. Our student body is
made up of 464 students out of which approximately 78% live under the
poverty level. 100% of our students receive Title I services and over 100
(26%) receive special education services. We have 35 teachers and there are
usually 3 teaching assistants assigned to the school. For the past seven
years I have implemented in the school a Microsatellite Hardware Student
Program where students design, construct, build and launch their
microsatellites which are them tracked and recovered with the help of my
colleagues amateur radio operators. Besides this I have a NASA Explorer
School Program since 2005 and other science oriented educational proposals
in our school to help motivate our largely underprivileged population to
become competitive professionals in the global economy. This coming school
year we will share facilities with the local high which is why our schedule
is from 7:00 am to noon and then it becomes the high school.

Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

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

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector Streaming Audio at:

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

** 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

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