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John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 19:05:52 PDT 2012

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

Wattsburg Area School District, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA on Friday 19 OCT 2012
AOS is scheduled for 16:11 UTC

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
The contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK4KHZ in
Australia.  The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

The Wattsburg Area School District is a rural district located in
Northwest Pennsylvania,10 miles south of Erie, PA.

The WASD campus is comprised of 3 schools in which we provide rich and
rewarding educational opportunities for over 1500 students in grades
K-12. We are especially driven to provide our students with those
experiences which will enhance their educational development through
continued exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Technology
courses and curriculum.

This radio contact will continue to support our goal to allow each
student to experience real world applications as these experiences
apply to their coursework by bringing STEM to life. The contact will
also arouse continued interest and participation in our
extracurricular activities which include Robotics Club, Astronomy
Club, Amateur Radio Club, Science Olympiad Team and others. Students
have been able to participate in a variety of programs provided by
NASA, for example students in the Physics and Physical science classes
have recently used the Rocket Modeler program and Water Bottle
Rocketry programs to design and launch their own rockets.

Students have classroom access to live NASA TV programming and
broadcasts through the Internet and via audio retransmissions of NASA
TV provided by the local N3UMM/N3BXL 2-Meter Amateur Radio Repeater.
Students are monitoring activities aboard the ISS and are able to
track the location of the ISS and other satellites using tracking
software in the classroom.

One of our high school students participating today, Samantha, asking
Question 9, has applied to and is hoping for acceptance to the United
States Naval Academy and hopes to follow in Astronaut Suni Williams
footsteps and become an engineer and maybe an astronaut.

Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

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

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector
Streaming Audio at: https://sites.google.com/site/arissaudio/home

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 question.

** 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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