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Amateur Radio in ITV1 Pride of Britain TV Program



Amateur Radio in ITV1 Pride of Britain TV Program

On Tuesday 7th November ITV1 showed the Pride of Britain Awards in which the
Teacher of the Year award was given to Head Teacher, Linda Davies who has made
going to school an out-of-this world experience for pupils at Wiltshire's
Neston Primary School. 

They were the first school in Britain to speak to an astronaut in space using
Amateur Radio during a ten-minute question and answer session from their
moonbase-themed classroom. 

Head Teacher Linda Davies was awarded for her work in promoting Science at
Neston Primary School in which Amateur Radio played a vital role.

The Amateur Radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS) helped
inspire the young people at the school to take an interest in science. ARISS
and members of AMSAT-UK arranged the contact. The Radio Society of Great
Britain (RSGB) provided the GB4FUN radio communications van. 

The Radio Amateurs that took part in the ISS contact were Charles Riley G4JQX
(on the mic), Howard Long G6LVB and Carlos Eavis G0AKI who manages the RSGB
GB4FUN van. Of these only Charles G4JQX actually appeared in the video clip
shown in the programme. 

For those that missed the programme the video can be seen at 
http://www.g6lvb.com/Neston/NestonPOB.mpg (41.6Mb)
http://www.g6lvb.com/Neston/NestonPOBLo.mpg (12.7Mb)

Additional information on the Neston ISS contact can be found at 

AMSAT-UK - ARISS - Contact with Neston School 
http://www.uk.amsat.org:8080/ariss/Recent_QSOs/Neston/default.php 

AMSAT-UK - ARISS - Neston School Audio, Video and Press Cuttings
http://www.g6lvb.com/Neston/index.htm 

Information on how a contact with the Astronauts on the ISS can be arranged for
your school, college or university can be found at 
http://www.uk.amsat.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=40 

RSGB GB4FUN Radio Communications Van
http://www.gb4fun.org/ 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS-EU)
http://www.ariss-eu.org/ 

AMSAT-UK produces a newsletter Oscar News packed full of Amateur Satellite
information. For membership details contact the secretary Jim Heck G3WGM
Tel: +44 (0)1258 453959 Email: g3wgm@amsat.org Web: http://www.uk.amsat.org/ 

73 Trevor M5AKA
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