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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-02-15 05:00 UTC

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2002-02-15 05:00 UTC

The ARISS (a joint effort of AMSAT, the ARRL, NASA, the ARISS international 
partners including Canada, Russia, the European Partners, and Japan) 
operations team wishes to announce the following very tentative schedule for 
ARISS school contacts.  This schedule is very fluid and may change at the 
last minute.  Remember that amateur radio use on the ISS is considered 
secondary.  Please check the various AMSAT and ARISS webpages for the latest 
announcements.  Changes from the last announcement are noted with (***).  
Also, please check MSNBC.com for possible live retransmissions 
(http://www.msnbc.com/m/lv/default.asp).  Listen for the ISS on the downlink 
of 145.80 MHz.

ISS Expedition 4 hams:
Yuri Onufrienko RK3DUO
Carl Walz KC5TIE
Dan Bursch KD5PNU

Vestal Senior High School, Vestal, NY, USA; direct via N2SPI 
Thursday 2002-02-14 19:36 UTC direct
Dan Bursch KD5PNU operating NA1SS is the scheduled ISS ham
Congratulations to Vestal on a successful contact! (***)

ARISS mentor Fred Gephart  WA2CAM reported: (***)

Vestal school just completed a successful contact with the ISS. Various 
qustions were answered by Dan Bursch, a graduate of Vestal HS. 
"The contact went very well", Richard Crow advised. As the space station came 
over the horizon, Dan Bursch, answered N2SPI's call. Christine Livingstone 
stated "It was over our expectations to be able to speak with the ISS." The 
contact again lasted until the next horizon. This is the second school 
contact that Richard Crow participated in contacting the ISS. 
There were a mutlitude of people at the contact from School Admiistration, 
various media (newpaper, TV and Radio), to the students themselves. 
The contact was rebroadcast on a local repeater as welll as 146.55 simplex. 
People across the Southern Terr of New York were able to listen into the 
contact. (***)

Oberschule fuer Geometer "Peter Anich", Italy
1st choice Thursday 2002-02-21 15:03 UTC telebridge via NN1SS
2nd choice Friday 2002-02-22 12:45 UTC telebridge via VK5ZAI

Kursk's Technical University, Kursk, Russia; direct via RW3WWW
1st choice Thursday 2002-02-28 09:21 UTC 72 degree direct
2nd choice Tuesday 2002-02-26 09:43 UTC 75 degree direct

Harrogate Ladies College, Harrogate, UK; direct via GB2HC
1st choice:  Thursday 2002-03-07 08:43 UTC (55 deg peak)
2nd choice:  Tuesday 2002-03-05 09:07 UTC (56 deg peak)

Deep Creek Elementary School, Oregon USA; direct via K7RAT
1st choice:  Wednesday  2002-03-06 18:59 UTC (59 deg peak)
2nd choice:  Monday 2002-03-04 19:22 UTC (42 deg peak)

Quogue Union Free School District, New York, USA; direct via N2RBU
Audio via IRLP http://live365.com/stations/253404

Woodland Middle School, East Meadow, NY direct via KA2EJD
Week TBD

Caribbean Preparatory School San Juan, Puerto Rico
Week TBD

Shenandoah Elementary School, Florida, direct via KG4IZR
Week TBD

Lucee Jeanne D'Arc, France and Ecole Louis Pergaud, France
Week TBD

Zeehan Primary, Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia; direct via VK7KHZ
Mid March 2002

Currently the ARISS operations team has a list of over 40 schools that we 
hope will be able to have a contact during 2002.   As the schedule becomes 
more solidified, we will be letting everyone know.  Current plans call for an 
average of one scheduled school contact per week.

Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors
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