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Re: 2010-01-04 ARISS Status

At 08:36 AM 1/4/2010 -0500, "Carol Jackson" <tcekmjackson@comcast.net> wrote:
>Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
>January 4, 2010
>1. Upcoming School Contacts
>An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has 
>been scheduled for the Marconi Commemoration Event to be held at the 
>University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in Rome, Italy on Thursday, January 7 at 
>09:00 UTC.  Students will speak to on-orbit astronaut Jeffrey Williams via 
>telebridge station W6SRJ in California. ESRIN (European Space Research 
>Institute) personnel will give presentations and provide leaflets to the 
>Humanity Primary and Junior High School, Tou-cheng town, Taiwan has been 
>scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) 
>contact on Monday, January 11 at 06:53 UTC. The Chinese Taipei Amateur 
>Radio League (CTARL) is sponsoring this event. Through this opportunity, 
>students will learn about space and radio communications.
>2. Cosmonaut Enjoys ARISS Contact
>Cosmonaut Maxim Suraev participated in an Amateur Radio on the 
>International Space Station (ARISS) contact with students from Noginsk 
>High School on December 10, 2009. Suraev, an alumnus of the school, wrote 
>about his experience in his blog. See: 
>3. ISS Ham Debrief Scheduled
>An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) debrief 
>session has been scheduled with Expedition 20/21 crew members Nicole 
>Stott, KE5GJN and Robert Thirsk, VA3CSA on Tuesday, January 5.  The 
>feedback provided by the astronauts will help ARISS update program procedures.

Could you maybe get them to switch on the digi or float on over to the 
microphone and make a few contacts with the rest of us for a change? I 
don't know why Amsat and the ARRL keep paying to send up equipment to the 
iss that never gets to be used by those that would most enjoy and use it.

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