[sarex] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2013-11-07 18:00 UTC Quick list of schedu

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Thu Nov 7 10:32:07 PST 2013

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2013-11-07 18:00  UTC 
Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events: 
Rancho  Romero Elementary School, Alamo, CA, direct via KJ6TWN  (***) 
Contact is a go for: Wed  2013-11-13 19:44:17 UTC 84 deg (***) 
ARISS congratulations the following mentors who have now  mentored over 100 
Gaston ON4WF with 112 
Francesco IKØWGF with  100 
For  all of you Ice Pilots TV show fans, the first episode of season 5 is 
scheduled  to have some of an ARISS contact that occurred a few months back.  
Depending on where you are located, the  times and cable TV providers may 
History  Channel is airing the show for the first time Wednesday October 23 
at 22:00 EDT  or Thursday October 24 at 02:00 UTC. 
Below  are several on-line links to where you can watch  it: 
If  you are in Australia, apparently the History Channel is available via  
Below  is word from Canadian ARISS mentor Steve McFarlane VE3TBD about  
Wednesday  Oct 23, 2013 – Season Premiere of Reality TV Show Ice Pilots 
will feature the  ARISS program – Amateur Radio on The International Space  
I/we  do not know the full details of what will be included in this episode 
but we  understand a Radio contact with Chris Hadfield will be shown that 
involves the  Canadian mentors that undertake and support these events all 
across  Canada. 
This  team, are made up of Teacher Lori McFarlane, technical coordination 
Claude  Lacasse and program mentor Steve McFarlane VE3TBD all located in 
Ottawa but were  on site during this contact from Hay river. Remotely located 
but very much a  part of this event include Teacher Mentor Brian Jackson 
VE6JBJ  in Calgary and fellow Canadian mentor Wayne Harasimovitch VE1WPH  located 
in Halifax. 
As  mentioned, exact content of the show is not known but we do know a 
production  team from Omni productions recorded the entire presentation and 
event at the Hay  River Public School near Yellowknife. As well, Omni 
productions did receive  the entire video from the ISS showing Chris Hadfield 
answering questions during  the same event. Other video including setup, meeting the 
show “stars” etc., was  recorded but again, we are not certain of the 
inclusions on the  show. 
All  audio during the event was made available and Omni productions have a 
copy of  that – this includes the Telebridge track. 
All  we can hope is that ARISS is well represented and the program receives 
some  well-deserved recognition. I was alerted that this is a reality TV 
show and  almost anything can be broadcast. We are at the mercy of the 
producers and  editors of the show – as they indicated to us – this is about 
Buffalo Airlines.  My final comment to the producer, this show and the space 
program are linked in  ways that are sometimes difficult to understand but it is 
clear that early  aviation pioneers from all over the world, which Buffalo 
epitomizes, led to what  we know today as the Space Program – ARISS is about 
making our youth believe  anything is possible so when they say this is 
about Buffalo Airlines what they  are really saying, this is about how we 
started our journey to the  stars. 
History  Channel is showing for the first time Wednesday October 23 at  
22:00hrs.  This is the 5th season of ice pilots and I understand some of you 
may  only be on season 4 at this point. Within a few days, it might be 
available  elsewhere. 
ARISS is requesting listener  reports for the above contacts.  Due  to 
issues with the Kenwood radio that are not fully understood at present, the  
Ericsson radio is going to be used for these contacts.  ARISS thanks everyone 
in advance for  their assistance.  Feel free to send  your reports to 
aj9n at amsat.org or  aj9n at aol.com. 
Looking for something new to  do?  How about receiving DATV from  the ISS?  
If interested, then please review the document provided by  Gaston Bertels  
ON4WF, the ARISS-Europe Chairman.                                          
The webpages listed below were all  reviewed for accuracy.  Out of date  
webpages were removed and new ones have been added.  If there are additional 
ARISS websites I  need to know about, please let me  know. 
Note, all times are approximate.  It is recommended that you do your own  
orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes before the listed 
All dates and  times listed follow International Standard ISO 8061 date and 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 
The complete schedule page has been updated as of  2013-11-07 18:00 UTC. 

Here you will find a listing  of all scheduled school contacts, and 
questions, other ISS related  websites, IRLP and Echolink websites, and 
instructions for any contact  that may be streamed live.   

Total number of ARISS ISS to  earth school events is 868. 
Each school counts as 1  event. 
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth  school contacts is 847. 
Each contact may have multiple  schools sharing the same time slot. 
Total number of ARISS supported  terrestrial contacts is 46. 
A complete year by year breakdown  of the contacts may be found in the  
Please feel free to contact me if  more detailed statistics are needed. 
US  Hams, don’t forget that there is a new process for US school  
proposals.  For US schools to have  an ARISS contact, they must fill out a proposal, 
submit it to NASA, and see if  they are approved or not.  Once a  school is 
approved and put on the list, an ARISS mentor will be assigned to  assist 
the school.    
NASA will have two open windows a  year for schools to submit a proposal.  
The window for contacts during the second half of 2012 has already  closed.  
Look for the window for  first half 2013 contacts later this year.  You 
must go through NASA to get the proposal material.  Contact Teaching From 
Space, a  NASA Education office, at  JSC-TFS-ARISS at mail.nasa.gov or by  calling 
them at (281) 244-2320. 
The following US states and entities have never had an ARISS  contact: 
Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas,  North Dakota, Rhode  Island, South Dakota, Vermont, 
West Virginia,  Wyoming, American  Samoa, Guam, Northern  Marianas Islands, 
and the Virgin  Islands. 

QSL information may be found at:    


The successful school list has been updated as of  2013-11-04 19:00 UTC. 


Frequency chart  for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing 
Doppler  correction  as of 2005-07-29  04:00 UTC

Listing  of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10  03:30 UTC.
Check out the Zoho reports of the ARISS  contacts 
ARISS  School  Contacts

Successful  ARISS contacts 
Additional Zoho links may be  found at  
Exp.  36/37 on orbit 
Fyodor Yurchikhin RN3FI 
Karen L.  Nyberg 
Luca  Parmitano KF5KDP 
Exp.  37/38 now on orbit 
Oleg  Kotov 
Sergey  Ryazansky 
Michael  S. Hopkins KF5LJG 

Charlie Sufana  AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors 

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