[sarex] ARISS Contact October 13

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 19:20:16 PDT 2012

Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at
theARRL Pacific Division Conference, Santa Clara, CA on 13 Oct. The
event is
scheduled to begin at approximately 18:57 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and IK1SLD. The contact should
be audible over the Italy and adjacent areas. Interested parties are
invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. 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 hosted.

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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