[sarex] ARISS Contact Saturday

John Spasojevich johnag9d at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 17:02:42 PDT 2013

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

Sarnelli DeDonato Middle School,Polignano a Mare, Bari, Italy,  on Saturday
September 21st. AOS is anticipated at 10:03 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.

“Sarnelli De Donato” School is a middle school. It serves the educational
needs of the town because it is the only middle school in town. It caters
for boys and girls, aged 11-14. Located in one of the region’s tourist
areas, it is in the suburbs of the pleasant town of Polignano a Mare, in
the south-east of the APULIA region, south-east of Italy. In its Curriculum
the school focus on: Space Communication, Media Communication, the
Environment, Science activities in lab. The school has a gym, an
auditorium, a music room,  two computer rooms, a new scientific laboratory,
a video room, 22 classrooms. At present there are 526 students on roll and
they attend the regular class daily, from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

EchoLink *AMSAT* (101377) Server

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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