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Information About ARISS School Contacts

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program offers opportunities for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers of the ISS (International Space Station). Teachers, parents and communities will see how Amateur Radio contacts with the ISS crewmembers can energize youngsters about science, technology, and learning. ARISS would like to take this opportunity to involve large numbers of individuals, particularly youth, in technology and the International space program with the help of Amateur Radio mentors who will assist schools.

Contacting Mentors

If you do not have a mentor already assigned to you, you can find a mentor by contacting the AMSAT Area coordinator in your area. You can search for these representatives by visiting:

If you do not find an area coordinator in your area please follow the information at the bottom of the Area Coordinators page for additional assistance.

Your mentor will help you fill out the school contact application form and will work with your school and other amateur radio operators to set up the appropriate equipment to make your contact a success.

Applying for a School Contact

To apply for a school contact you need to read the rules, download and submit the School Contact Application form. You can find the application information and download a copy of the application here:

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