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Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2013-02-18 06:00 UTC



Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2013-02-18  06:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

4th Dimotiko Scholeio Chaidariou, Chaidari (near Athens),  Greece, direct 
via J41ISS Contact is a go for: Tue 2013-02-19 14:06:47 UTC 25  deg (***)
Note change of contact time. (***)

ARISS is requesting  listener reports for this contact.  Due to issues with 
the Kenwood radio  that are not fully understood at present, the Ericsson 
radio is going to be used  for this contact.  ARISS thanks everyone in 
advance for their  assistance.

Uplands Elementary School, Penticton, BC, Canada,  telebridge via IK1SLD
Contact is a go for: Fri 2013-02-22 19:36:48 UTC 35  deg
ARISS is requesting listener reports for this contact.  Due to  issues with 
the Kenwood radio that are not fully understood at present, the  Ericsson 
radio is going to be used for this contact.  ARISS thanks everyone  in 
advance for their assistance.


The webpages listed  below were all reviewed for accuracy.  Out of date 
webpages were removed  and new ones have been added.  If there are additional 
ARISS websites I  need to know about, please let me know.


Note, all times  are approximate.  It is recommended that you do your own 
orbital prediction  or start listening about 10 minutes before the listed 
time. 
All dates and  times listed follow International Standard ISO 8061 date and 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
The complete schedule page has been updated as of  2013-02-18 06:00 UTC. 
(***)

Here you will find a listing of all scheduled  school contacts, and 
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and  Echolink websites, and 
instructions for any contact that may be streamed  live.   
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf


Total number  of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 793.
Each school counts as 1  event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 776.
Each  contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time slot.
Total number of  ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 44.

A complete year by year  breakdown of the contacts may be found in the  
file.
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf

Please  feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are  needed.

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US  Hams, don’t forget that there is a new process for US school proposals. 
  For US schools to have an ARISS contact, they must fill out a proposal, 
submit  it to NASA, and see if they are approved or not.  Once a school is 
approved  and put on the list, an ARISS mentor will be assigned to assist the  
school.   

NASA will have two open windows a year for  schools to submit a proposal.  
The window for contacts during the second  half of 2012 has already closed.  
Look for the window for first half 2013  contacts later this year.  You 
must go through NASA to get the proposal  material.  Contact Teaching From 
Space, a NASA Education office, at  JSC-TFS-ARISS@mail.nasa.gov or by calling 
them at (281)  244-2320.

The following US states and entities have never had an  ARISS contact: 
Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, North Dakota, Rhode  Island, South 
Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam,  Northern 
Marianas Islands, and the Virgin  Islands.
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+++

IN  LIGHT OF SOME COMMENTS THAT HAVE APPEARED RECENTLY ON THE VARIOUS  
BULLETIN
BOARDS; THE COMMENTS BELOW STILL HOLD TRUE:  
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+++

QSL  information may be found at:    
http://www.arrl.org/ARISS/arissfaq.html    
http://www.rac.ca/ariss/oindex.htm#QSL's

ISS callsigns:  DPØISS,  NA1SS, OR4ISS,  RSØISS

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The  successful school list has been updated as of 2013-02-13 21:00  UTC.

http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/Successful_ARISS_schools.rtf

Frequency  chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing 
Doppler  correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ISS_frequencies_and_Doppler_correction
.rtf

Listing  of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30  UTC.
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/ARISS_magazine_articles.rtf

Check  out the Zoho reports of the ARISS contacts

ARISS School  Contacts
https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?DBID=412218000000020415

Successful  ARISS  contacts
https://reports.zoho.com/ZDBDataSheetView.cc?OBJID=412218000000023448
Additional  Zoho links may be found at 
http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf  
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There  have been rumors in the past indicating that the ISS was having 
direct  contacts on the 40 meter band.  There is no HF radio equipment on 
board  
and available yet.  The HF antenna is mounted.  Sometimes WA3NAN  will 
retransmit shuttle  audio.

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Exp.  33/34 on orbit
Oleg Novitskiy
Kevin Ford KF5GPP
Evgeny  Tarelkin

Exp. 34/35 on orbit
Chris Hadfield  KC5RNJ/VA3OOG
Roman Romanenko
Tom Marshburn  KE5HOC


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73,
Charlie  Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors  


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