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Amateur Radio in ITV1 Pride of Britain TV Program



Dear friends,

On behalf of ARISS-Europe, I extend my congratulations to Linda 
Davies, Head Teacher of Neston primary school (UK) for winning the 
Pride of Britain Award.

I also congratulate Charles Riley G4JQX who organized the ARISS 
School Contact.

My thanks to ARISS mentors Howard Long G6LVB and Carlos Eavis G0AKI, 
who offered their most valuable assistance.

Success stories like the Neston Space Talk surely contribute to 
enhance the positive public image of amateur radio.

73
Gaston Bertels ON4WF
ARISS-Europe chairman

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15 09/11/2006, Trevor wrote:

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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