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Fw: ARISS Cmdr Frank Culbertson, KD5OPQ School contact




----- Original Message -----
From: "Farrell Winder" <fwinder@one.net>
To: "AMSAT-bb" <AMSAT-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2001 9:00 AM
Subject: ARISS Cmdr Frank Culbertson, KD5OPQ School contact


> Hi All,
>     Alan Boyle of MSNBC who covered several stories on the MIR Space
Station
> has presented another outstanding story. This story covers  Commander
Frank
> Culbertson, KD5OPQ's contact with Armand  Bayou Elementry school in
Houston.
> This presentation contains perfect audio of the children asking and
> receiving answers from Frank.  He also talked with his son and daughter
who
> attend this school.
>     The MSNBC story shows a picture of Frank at the ARISS setup for the
> Amateur Radio  Station. In the future it is planned that this type of
> picture within the ISS  or pictures outside the ISS can be sent to  all
> Amateur
> Radio Stations on Earth to see via Amateur Radio SSTV.  This SSTV  System
is
> called SpaceCam1 and is currently in test with excellent results via AMSAT
> AO-40.  For those listening to AO-40,  SSTV picture exchanges  can be seen
> from time to time
> around the frequency of 2401.350 MHz.  Excellent pictures have been sent
and
> received from Europe, Japan and Australia as well as within the USA.
>     The MSNBC Story can be seen at:
>
> http://www.msnbc.com/news/505064.asp
>
>     Submitted by Farrell Windeer, W8ZCF, Cincinnati, Ohio.
>
>
>

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