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ISS School Group Contact

Bill & Brian,

Good Questions.

The ARISS team, at times, uses our telebridge stations to perform contacts 
for the schools.  The school is linked to the telebridge station through a 
phone connection provided by Worldcom.  This is similar to when NASA used 
ground stations to communicate with the Shuttle (before TDRS) and the 
capcom would talk to the crew through this remote station.

For the Peebles contact, we used our ground station, W6SRJ, located at the 
Santa Rosa Jr. College in Santa Rosa, CA.

Your keps are correct.  Those that could listen were on the West Coast, not 
East Coast.

FYI, we have other ground stations in Southern CA, Hawaii, Maryland, 
Houston, Florida, Australia, and South Africa.

I heard the Susan on the HT loud and clear here in Phoenix (my temporary QTH).

Thanks for asking.

73,  Frank Bauer, KA3HDO

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 13:25:17 -0400
From: Bill Richarz <wricharz@infi.net>
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Next ARISS school contact is today July 12 at 19:23 

I show the same results.  Also NASA homepage does not
agree either...so wonder what is the correct orbit times?

de Bill, N4DH

At 11:29 7/12/01 -0400, Brian Wruble wrote:
 >I'm confused.  Using element set 201, I don't show ISS over MA at that time.
 >I show a good window about 2 hrs and 4 hrs earlier.  I have the same result
 >with both Instanttrack and Nova for Windows.
 >What am I doing wrong?  73 de Brian W3BW (FN30as)
 >-----Original Message-----
 >From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
 >Behalf Of AJ9N@aol.com
 >Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 10:15 AM
 >To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
 >Subject: [amsat-bb] Next ARISS school contact is today July 12 at 19:23
 >Hi all,
 >The next ARISS school contact is scheduled to take place today July 12 at
 >19:23 UTC.  MSBC.com coverage starts at 19:15 UTC.  The school is Peebles
 >Elementary in Buzzards Bay, MA.  The contact will be handled via the ARISS
 >telebridge system by W6SRJ.  You might be  able to to hear the crew on the
 >downlink of 145.80 MHz.  Good luck Peebles!
 >Charlie Sufana AJ9N
 >One of the ARISS mentors

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