[sarex] ARISS Contacts MONDAY

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 16:30:29 PDT 2013

There are three contacts scheduled for Monday 22 July, one actual and two
terrestrial training contacts as follows:

*Scuola Italiana di Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay* on Monday July 22nd,
 AOS is anticipated at 1139 UTC

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and VK5ZAI in South Australia.
The contact should be audible over Australia and the Pacific. Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is
expected to be conducted in Italian.

The SIM is a prestigious educational institution in Uruguay, which has a
history of 125 years of uninterrupted work. Provides educational services
covering all cycles from the Nursery School to High School. Its building
infrastructure is established in an area of over 13 hectares, with large
green spaces and vast locations closed and open. Our organization has
achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for the "Design and provision of
education for all school years" is the only private educational institution
in the country that has achieved this award. The Scuola Italiana di
Montevideo account for over fifteen years with astronomical activities cut
across the entire institution, through the SIM Astronomical Observatory.

*Training CONTACT with Reid Wiseman – KF5LKT - Contact conducted in English*

*Training CONTACT with Alexander Gerst – KF5ONO - Contact conducted in
German and English*


Training contact is anticipated to be in the 1830 to 1930 UTC time period -

This training session is in the middle of school holidays. Schools were
invited to propose students to participate to a conversation with
astronauts during their holidays.

The venue is in the Radio Club of Leuven, a city in Belgium. Radio contact
between Houston and Leuven is established over IRLP (Internet Radio Linking
Project), a worldwide amateur radio network linking local amateur repeater
stations. IRLP stations are operating in VHF and UHF frequency bands.

Belgium counts two main Regions : Flanders in the North and Wallonia in the
South. Flanders is a Dutch speaking Region and Wallonia is a French
speaking Region. Leuven is in Flanders. The city is famous for its Catholic
University, founded in 1425.

Audio from all contacts 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 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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