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ISS voice pass today 9/5/07 18:44

hi all
do not forget todays ISS voice pass.
Listen on 145.800.

position data for Boston Ma, in local time 2:46 pm

                               3. ISS (ZARYA)
edt Date  Time Azim/Elev  Range    Lat  Long Doppler
Phs/M  Offp

05Sep2007 1446  294/   0   2160    47N   97W         
05Sep2007 1447  289/   3   1809    46N   93W        
05Sep2007 1448  283/   8   1475    44N   89W        
05Sep2007 1449  273/  13   1172    42N   85W        
05Sep2007 1450  255/  18    933    40N   81W        
05Sep2007 1451  229/  22    820    38N   78W        
05Sep2007 1452  200/  20    881    36N   74W        
05Sep2007 1453  180/  14   1088    33N   71W        
05Sep2007 1454  168/   9   1375    31N   68W        
05Sep2007 1455  160/   4   1702    29N   66W        

miles wrote:

  ISS Amateur Radio Status: September 1, 2007
  By Miles Mann WF1F,

  MAREX-MG News www.marexmg.org

  Manned Amateur Radio Experiment

  International Space Station, Voice link, September
05, 2007 Wednesday
  Starting at 18:44 UTC
  Ending approximately at 18:54 UTC

  Gail Borden  Public Library, Elgin, Illinois,
  direct via N9CHA  Wed 2007-09-05 18:44  UTC

  For the next few weeks the crew of the International
Space Station will be treating
  Short-Wave-Listeners and Amateur radio operators to
live down links from ISS via the 
  Radio station on ISS.  The crew will be conducting
Weekly radio links to schools in North
  America.  Everyone is invited to listen to the down

  On Wednesday 2007-09-05 18:44  UTC, ISS will pass
over the central USA and will be 
  talking to students.

  The path of the International Space station will be
entering the USA from the Pacific Ocean
  near Ocean Falls BC Canada.  ISS will then travel
across Canada and cross over into the USA
  near Fargo ND.  It will then continue across the
Great Lakes and exit the USA over Virginia
  and onto Bermuda.
  The Best listening will be 500 miles on either side
of a line from Fargo ND to Virginia.
  In fact most people all along the Canadian and US
border will be able to hear the Space
  Station with a modest outside antenna and a good
Scanner / Receiver.

  This week Short-wave-Listeners and amateur radio
operators will be able to listen to the ISS
  via amateur radio directly.  Listeners living within
500+ miles of one of the cities below
  should be able to hear the signals directly with a
simple scanner or other VHF receiver (an
  outside antenna is recommended 0 dBd gain or
better).  ISS will be transmitting on 145.800 FM
  (5 kHz deviation).  You will only be able to here
one side of the conversation, since the
  school will be transmitting on an undisclosed uplink
frequency (VHF or UHF).

  If you do not have a tracking program, here is a
live link to NASA that will show you where
  ISS is located.


  Tips on listening:

  Link to Audio files from Previous school schedules. 
All files recorded directly off the air
  via a public Amateur Radio down link frequency.

  Current ISS Crew Members as of  August 2007

  The new crew #15 consist of:
  Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin
  Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov
  Flight Engineer Clay Anderson

  Orbital Tracking Data from August 26, 2007

  ARISS [+]
  1 25544U 98067A   07239.31605324  .00012774  00000-0
 83342-4 0  8663
  2 25544  51.6355  96.7664 0008176 296.0554  54.5781

  Orbit path for August 29, 2007
  Elevations and angles are measured from Boston Mass,
your actual angles will vary.

  3. ISS (ZARYA)
  UTC Date  Time Azim/Elev  Distance Direction 
Nearest City..
  05Sep2007 1847  294/   0   45.5 km   NW  of  Fargo,
  05Sep2007 1847  291/   2  174.8 km   NW  of 
Brooklyn Park, MN
  05Sep2007 1848  289/   4   91.5 km  ENE  of 
Roseville, MN
  05Sep2007 1848  285/   6   49.1 km   SW  of  Wausau,
  05Sep2007 1849  281/   9   21.2 km  SSE  of 
Sheboygan, WI
  05Sep2007 1849  275/  11   28.1 km  NNE  of 
Kalamazoo, MI
  05Sep2007 1850  268/  15   26.2 km   SE  of  Toledo,
  05Sep2007 1850  258/  18   51.9 km South of  Canton,
  05Sep2007 1851  244/  21  141.6 km  SSE  of  Mount
Lebanon, PA
  05Sep2007 1851  229/  22   46.7 km  NNW  of 
Richmond, VA
  05Sep2007 1852  212/  22   22.6 km  ESE  of 
Virginia Beach, VA
  05Sep2007 1852  197/  19  232.9 km   SE  of 
Virginia Beach, VA
  05Sep2007 1853  185/  16  443.4 km   SE  of 
Virginia Beach, VA
  05Sep2007 1853  177/  13  559.9 km  West of 
Hamilton, Bermuda
  05Sep2007 1854  170/  10  419.3 km  West of 
Hamilton, Bermuda
  05Sep2007 1854  165/   7  356.2 km   SW  of 
Hamilton, Bermuda
  05Sep2007 1855  161/   5  408.3 km  SSW  of 
Hamilton, Bermuda
  05Sep2007 1855  158/   3  543.5 km South of 
Hamilton, Bermuda
  05Sep2007 1856  155/   1  716.0 km  SSE  of 
Hamilton, Bermuda
  --------------------------------end of

  ARISS event - Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin,
Illinois, USA Wednesday (Sep 5) 18:44 UTC

  "Ransom, Kenneth G. (JSC-OC)[BAR]"

  An International Space Station Expedition 15 ARISS
school contact has
  been planned with participants at Gail Borden Public
Library, Elgin,
  Illinois, USA on 05 Sep. The event is scheduled to
begin at
  approximately 18:44 UTC.

  The contact will be a direct between stations NA1SS
and N9CHA. The
  contact should be audible in most of eastern North
America. Interested
  parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz
downlink. In
  addition, the audio should be available via IRLP and
EchoLink. The
  participants are expected to conduct the
conversation in English.

  Gail Borden Library is over 130 years old with a
long history of
  providing materials and services to community
members. The first library
  building was donated by the family of Gail Borden,
the inventor of
  condensed milk. The Library has a history of being
innovative. GBPL was
  the first library in the country to create a center
for preschoolers,
  offering intellectual and social stimulation in a
creative, hands-on
  environment. GBPL was on of the first libraries in
the country to
  install a fiber optic network, linking the library
with the City of
  Elgin and six area schools.  Other distinguishing
hallmarks include
  developing services for the Hispanic population with
the addition of
  Spanish-language materials and formation of a
steering committee which
  led to the creation of a literacy training
organization. The contact
  will be part of our Space: Dare to Dream exhibit
which is bringing the
  daring and imagination of the space program through
NASA materials and
  partnering with our local school district. The
students participating in
  the contact represent 12 of the schools in the Elgin
U-46 school
  district which covers 90 square miles and serves
portions of 11
  communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago in
Cook, DuPage and Kane
  Counties with over 40,000 children in grades
preK-12. They have been
  studying about space and scientific activities
aboard the ISS.  The
  event is planned to have live video streaming. Visit
  http://www.gailborden.info/webcast/ariss/ for more

  Participants will ask as many of the following
questions as time allows:

  1. When do you anticipate the first "kid" going into
  2. How long have you been living in the ISS and how
many people can live
  there at a time?
  3. What do you eat in outer space?
  4. Do you have to wear a lot of special equipment
while in space?
  5. What are your daily jobs up in space station?
  6. In space is it different at day then at night?
  7. Do you miss your family? How long do you have to
be away from them?
  8. Are you weightless in the ISS and if you are, how
does it feel?
  9. Is it hard to stay in space so long?
  10. How good are the computers that you use?
  11. What made you want to become an Astronaut?
  12. How much will the Aercam help with the EVA's
outside the Shuttle and
  13. How will exploring space now going to help
people my age when we
  grow up and what changes could be made in our lives
because you are in
  outer space?
  14. How do you read in outer space and what books
are you reading now?
  15. Is it ever sort of scary or strange being in
  16. What do you see on the surface of the moon?
  17. What experiments are you currently working on
that will have a
  significant impact on man on earth and what have you
discovered so far?
  18. Who is your favorite author?
  19. What is it like blasting off and being in space?
  20. What will you do when you return to Earth?

  Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact
can be found at
  http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact  .

  Next planned event(s):
  1. King Academy,  Mount Clemens, Michigan USA, Tue
2007-09-11 16:06 UTC
  via N8LC

  2. Westbrook Intermediate, Friendswood, Texas USA,
Fri 2007-09-14
  18:40:52 UTC via W6SRJ

  ARISS is an international educational outreach
program partnering the
  participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space
Agency, ESA, CNES,
  JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations
from participating

  ARISS offers an opportunity for students to
experience the excitement of
  Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers
on-board the
  International Space Station. Teachers, parents and
communities see,
  first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS
can energize
  youngsters' interest in science, technology, and
learning. Further
  information on the ARISS program is available on the
  http://www.rac.ca/ariss   (graciously hosted by the
Radio Amateurs of

  Thank you & 73,
  Kenneth - N5VHO

  Via the ariss-i mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy
  To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe ariss-i" to

  Pictures of the Amateur Radio station on the
International Space Station.


  Slow Scan TV:
  The Marex Slow Scan TV project, SpaceCam1 was
activated for a few weeks last August using 
  Borrowed Laptop.  The amateur radio projects still
do not have a dedicated laptop for the
  projects and there are no laptops scheduled for
flight to be used for Amateur Radio usage on
  ISS in the foreseeable future.


  Marex Future Project Proposals:
  Marex is working on keeping ISS accessible and
affordable by keeping it on the air.  We have
  submitted proposals for a new packet system, which
has been initially approved.  We are also
  working on other proposals, including proposals to
replace most of the aging hardware with
  new state-of-the-art hardware including:

  David Clark: (www.davidclark.com)
  Manufacturers commercial grade Headsets for quite
listening while using the Amateur Radio

  DCI RF filters (www.dci.ca)
  Custom designed RF filters to reduce interference to
the Amateur Radio stations (Just think
  of the range you get when you put your antenna 240
miles up, that's 1500 miles to the
  horizon.  You also can hear a lot of interference

  Radio Mailbox:  Kantronics KPC-9612 data modem with
built in Mailbox that allows Amateur
  radio stations to send and receive messages via the
ISS mail box.

   The goal is to keep it simple and kept it on the
air.  Your support is always welcome.

  School Schedules:
  If you want to listen to ISS school schedules on the
145.800, then you should check the ARISS
  web page to seen when the next time ISS will be on
the air in your part of the world.
  Listeners are encouraged to tune in and listing to
the ARISS School down links.

  Information about the next scheduled ARISS contact
can be found at
  http://www.rac.ca/ariss/upcoming.htm#NextContact .

  Marexmg Web page

  ARISS Web page and other great Space projects

  73 Miles WF1F MAREX-MG

  Until we meet again



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