[sarex] ARISS Contact Saturday

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 12:48:15 PDT 2013

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

Association Intercultura Onlus, Frascati, Italy on Saturday 6 July.

AOS is anticipated at 17:02 UTC

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and W6SRJ in California. The
contact should be audible over the west 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 Italian.

Intercultura is the Italian representative of AFS Intercultural Programs
(New York), an international, no profit, voluntary based organization that
provides intercultural learning opportunities and cultural exchange
programs throughout more than 60 different countries in the world,
involving every year 13.000 students and an equivalent number of families
and schools. In Italy, Intercultura is a no profit organization (ONLUS)
recognized by the Italian government, under the patronage of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. The professional staff of Intercultura is made by 40
people who work in the headquarters of Colle Val d’Elsa (Siena) or in the
PR offices based in Milan and Rome. The 4.000 affiliated volunteers are
organized in 140 local chapters and offer they voluntary work to promote
international school based exchange programs.

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/

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 re-boost or other
maneuver, the AOS (Acquisition of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes **


John – AG9D

ARISS Audio Distribution

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