[sarex] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2015-01-13 00:30 UTC

AJ9N at aol.com AJ9N at aol.com
Tue Jan 13 00:46:40 UTC 2015

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2015-01-13  00:30 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Richmond Heights Middle School, Miami, FL, direct via  W1HQL
Contact is presently scheduled to be with NA1SS
Contact is a go for:  Thu 2015-01-15 16:09:40 UTC 46 deg (***)

NHK “Masakame” event,  Shibuya, Japan, direct via TBD
Contact is a go for: Sat 2015-01-24 14:21:04  UTC 56 deg  (***)

>From  2015-05-11 to 2015-06-14, there will be no US Operational Segment 
(USOS) hams on  board ISS.  So any schools contacts during this period will be 
conducted by  the ARISS Russia  team.

>From  2015-11-05 to 2015-12-06, there will be no US Operational Segment 
(USOS)hams on  board ISS.  So any schools contacts during this period will be 
conducted by  the ARISS Russia  team.


ARISS  is always glad to receive listener reports for the above 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.  


ARISS  is always glad to receive listener reports for the above 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.

Several  of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS website and 
not being able  to get in.  That has now been changed to  

Note that there are links to other ARISS  websites from this  site.

Looking  for something new to do?  How about receiving DATV from the ISS?   
If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for complete  
details.  Look for the buttons indicating Ham  Video.                               

ARISS  congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 100 

Gaston ON4WF with 119 
Francesco IKØWGF with 108
Satoshi  7M3TJZ with  106

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  Out of date 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  2015-01-13 00:30 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 948.
Each school counts as 1  event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 921.
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, did you miss the proposal window for October 17 to December 15,  

The next call for proposals to host an ARISS contact is  coming up in 
February, 2015.
Call for Proposals
Proposal Window February  15 – April 15, 2015
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station  (ARISS) Program is 
seeking formal and informal education institutions and  organizations, 
individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio  contact with a crew 
member on board the ISS. ARISS anticipates that the contact  would be held 
between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016. Crew scheduling and ISS  orbits will 
determine the exact contact dates. To maximize these radio contact  
opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers  of 
participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan.  
The deadline to submit a proposal is April 15, 2015.
The  Opportunity
Crew members aboard the International Space Station will  participate in 
scheduled Amateur Radio contacts. These radio contacts are  approximately 10 
minutes in length and allow students and educators to interact  with the 
astronauts through a question-and-answer session. 
An ARISS contact  is a voice-only communication opportunity via Amateur 
Radio between astronauts  and cosmonauts aboard the space station and 
classrooms and communities. ARISS  contacts afford education audiences the 
opportunity to learn firsthand from  astronauts what it is like to live and work in 
space and to learn about space  research conducted on the ISS. Students also 
will have an opportunity to learn  about satellite communication, wireless 
technology, and radio science. Because  of the nature of human spaceflight and 
the complexity of scheduling activities  aboard the ISS, organizations must 
demonstrate flexibility to accommodate  changes in contact dates and times. 
Amateur Radio organizations around the  world, NASA, and space agencies in 
Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe sponsor this  educational opportunity by 
providing the equipment and operational support to  enable direct 
communication between crew on the ISS and students around the  world via Amateur Radio. 
In the US, the program is managed by AMSAT (Radio  Amateur Satellite 
Corporation) and ARRL (American Radio Relay League) in  partnership with NASA. 
More Information
Interested parties can find more  information about the program at 
www.ariss.org and www.arrl.org/ARISS. More  details on expectations, audience, 
proposal guidelines and proposal form, and  dates and times of Information 
Sessions are available at  www.arrl.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact. Please direct 
any questions to  ariss at arrl.org.  

The  following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact: 
Arkansas,  Delaware, 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 2015-01-11 23:30  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

Exp.  41/42 on orbit
Barry Wilmore 
Alexander Samokutyayev
Elena  Serova

Exp. 42/43 on orbit
Terry Virts 
Anton  Shkaplerov
Samantha Cristoforetti  IZØUDF


Charlie  Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors

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