[sarex] ARISS Contact @ PACIFICON this Saturday

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 19:04:56 PDT 2012

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

PACIFICON - ARRL Pacific Division Conference & 2012 ARRL National Convention

Saturday  13 October 2012  AOS at 18:57 UTC

 The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and IK1SLD in Italy.

The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

  PACIFICON 2012, a premiere wireless event, will be held October 12, 13,
and 14, 2012 and will host the 2012 ARRL National Convention and
Exposition. Over 2,500 amateur radio enthusiasts are expected to attend.
The 2012 PACIFICON Youth program includes a “Youth Lounge” and forums
throughout the convention weekend; the Youth program is positioned in the
middle of the exhibit hall and provides STEM educational goals which
include hands on radio operation, electronics kit building and soldering
classes, Ohm’s Law, orbital mathematics, CubeSat satellite design, and
popular radio transmitter T-Hunts. A scheduled ARISS radio contact and a
presentation by NASA astronaut, Dr. Lee M. Morin KF5DDB, will highlight the
Youth Lounge activities. Free admission is provided to Girl Scouts, Boy
Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, Brownie, Cub Scouts, Explorer Scouts, 4-H members,
and to all youth. The Youth Forum will include young Amateur radio
enthusiasts Andrea Hartlege KG4IUM, former ARRL South Eastern Division Vice
Director and Katie Stensrud K7KTI, a young ham from Nevada, and many
amateur radio educational resources from the ARRL & AMSAT. Pacificon 2012
will operate the convention FCC Special Event Station W6P, the ARRL’s
W1AW/6, additional stations will be operated remotely from the convention
site as well as two fully automated satellite earth stations. PACIFICON
2012 will offer over 120 educational forums and programs, including a forum
hosted by AMSAT on Amateur Satellite Communications, approximately sixteen
indoor on-the-air exhibits, and eight outdoor on-the-air exhibits will be

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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