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ARISS - DIRECT CONTACT AUDIO MONDAY 7MAY



Please join us in listening to the ISS contact with participants at the

Farnsworth Aerospace Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on Monday 7 May.
 The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1614 UTC.

The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The
contact will be a telebridge between NA1SS and N9XH in St. Paul. The
contact should be audible over theMidwest United States.  Interested
parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is
expected to be conducted in English.

 Farnsworth Aerospace is a PK-8 public school located in St. Paul,
Minnesota; the home of NASA astronauts Digger Carey and Heidi
Stefanyshyn-Piper.  Farnsworth has over 1250 students, involved families,
and outstanding community, education and business partners. Aerospace is
integrated not only in the STEM subjects, but also art, music, history,
writing – all areas of the curriculum. In 2004, Farnsworth was named a NASA
Explorer School.

We are very excited and honored to be part of the ARISS program. Our ARRIS
student team includes 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  This team will lead our
entire school and community effort to make our ARRIS link up an “out of
this world” event!

Plans for the team include meeting with our outstanding local HAM operator
team, writing event press releases, working with technology department for
broadcasting and taping the event to share during a Family Night. The team
will also research and create teacher and student materials for PK-3 and
4-6 grade classrooms. They will become the team asking questions to the
astronaut and speaking to any media.
THIS IS A DIRECT CONTACT - THERE WILL NOT BE A MODERATOR PRIOR TO CONTACT
AS ON TELEBRIDGE


 Audio from this contact will be fed into the:

IRLP Node 9010 Discovery Reflector by the N9XH Ground Station

If conditions are favoarble we will relay audio to  EchoLink *AMSAT*
(101377) and *JK1ZRW* (277208) servers
Streaming Audio at:  https://sites.google.com/site/arissaudio/

Audio on Echolink & web stream is generally transmitted around 20 minutes
prior to the contact taking place so that you can hear some of the
preparation that occurs. IRLP will begin just prior to the ground station
call to the ISS.

 Please note that on Echolink there are automatic breaks of 1.5 seconds in
the audio transmission. These occur every 2.5 minutes during the
event.Breaks on IRLP are manual and occur approximately after every
third
question.

** Contact times are approximate. If the ISS executes a reboost or other
manoeuvre, the AOS (Acquisition Of Signal) time may alter by a few minutes
**



73,

John - AG9D

ARISS Audio Distribution
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