[sarex] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2013-11-12 04:00 UTC

AJ9N at aol.com AJ9N at aol.com
Mon Nov 11 19:55:23 PST 2013

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2013-11-12  04:00 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

Salisbury Middle Schools, Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada,  telebridge via 
W6SRJ (***)
Contact is a go for: Wed 2013-11-20 17:18:42 UTC  61 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 this:

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  2013-11-12 04:00 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  

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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