[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-04-23 18:30 UTC

aj9n at aol.com aj9n at aol.com
Mon Apr 23 18:27:40 UTC 2018

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-04-23 18:30 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:


Togliatti, Russia, direct via TBD

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS

The scheduled astronaut is Oleg Artemyev

Contact is a go for Sat 2018-04-21 TBD UTC


About Gagarin From The Space. Implementation Of The Session Of Radio-Love Communication With Participants Of "Artek" Change, near Black Sea, direct via RM6KD (***)

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS

The scheduled astronaut is Alexander Skvortsov

Contact is a go for Tue 2018-04-24 11:05 UTC


SSTV testing, Kursk, Russia, not considered a school contact, direct via TBD

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be RSØISS

The scheduled astronaut is Alexander Skvortsov

Contact is a go for 2018-04-25 08:35 UTC


Zespół Szkoły Podstawowej i Publicznego Gimnazjum w Buczku, Buczek, Poland; I Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Łasku, Łask, Poland; and Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych w Zelowie, Zelów, Poland, direct via SP7KYL

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS

The scheduled astronaut is Ricky Arnold KE5DAU

Contact is a go for: Thu 2018-04-26 10:52:33 UTC 41 deg


Watch for live stream at:  (***)



Mill Springs Academy, Alpharetta, GA, direct via WA4MSA

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA (***)

Contact is a go for: Thu 2018-05-03 15:47:30 UTC 25 deg (***)

Students for the Exploration & Development of Space, College Station, TX, direct via W5QZ

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Scott Tingle KG5NZA (***)

Contact is a go for: Thu 2018-05-03 17:22:31 UTC 47 deg (***)


International Space Station Astronauts are Calling CQ Students (corrected)

               ARISS-US program education proposal deadline is April 30, 2018


March 15, 2018:  The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from US schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations (working individually or together) to host radio contacts with an orbiting crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) between January 1 and June 30, 2019.


Each year, ARISS provides tens of thousands of students with opportunities to learn about space technologies and communications through the exploration of Amateur Radio.  The program provides learning opportunities by connecting students to astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) through a partnership between NASA, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, the American Radio Relay League, and other Amateur Radio organizations and worldwide space agencies. The program’s goal is to inspire students to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Amateur Radio. A ham recently said, “ARISS shows how Amateur Radio is the most unique hobby/service there is.”


Educators overwhelmingly report that student participation in the ARISS program stimulates interest in STEM subjects and in STEM careers. One educator wrote, “It exceeded our expectations--it created a great interest in both amateur radio and in space exploration. Our kids are completely inspired!” Ninety-two percent of educators who have participated in the program have indicated that ARISS provided ideas for encouraging student exploration and participation. An educator even joined the ham ranks, saying, “This chance for our school’s ARISS contact helped me see the great value of the ham world.  I just passed my Technician License this weekend and have already signed up to take a General class.”   

ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed, exciting education plan. Students can learn about satellite communications, wireless technology, science research conducted on the ISS, radio science, and any related STEM subject. Students learn to use Amateur Radio to talk directly to an astronaut and ask their STEM-related questions. ARISS will help educational organizations locate Amateur Radio groups who can assist with equipment for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students. 

The proposal deadline for 2019 contacts is April 30, 2018. Proposal webinars for guidance and getting questions answers will be offered March 29, 2018, at 7 p.m. EDT and April 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. EDT. Advance registration is necessary. To sign up, go to https://ariss-proposal-webinar-spring-2018.eventbrite.com

For more details such as expectations, proposal guidelines and the proposal form, visit: http://www.ariss.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact-in-the-us.html



ARISS is always glad to receive listener reports for the above contacts.  ARISS thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.  Feel free to send your reports to aj9n at amsat.org or aj9n at aol.com.


Listen for the ISS on the downlink of 145.8Ø MHz.




All ARISS contacts are made via the Kenwood radio unless otherwise noted.



Several of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS website and 
not being able to get in.  That has now been changed to 

Note that there are links to other ARISS websites from this site.

Looking for something new to do?  How about receiving DATV from the ISS?   
If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for complete 
details.  Look for the buttons indicating Ham Video.                            


If you need some assistance, ARISS mentor Kerry N6IZW, might be able to provide some insight.  Contact Kerry at kbanke at sbcglobal.net
ARISS congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 100 

Francesco IKØWGF with 132

Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 128

Gaston ON4WF with 123

Sergey RV3DR with 102

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 
All dates and times listed follow International Standard ISO 8601 date and 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The complete schedule page has been updated as of 2018-04-23 18:30 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.  



Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1222. 
Each school counts as 1 event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1171. 
Each contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time slot.
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 47. 

A complete year by year breakdown of the contacts may be found in the 

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


The following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:
Delaware, South Dakota, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, and the Virgin Islands. 


QSL information may be found at:   


The successful school list has been updated as of 2018-04-20 05:30 UTC.


Frequency  chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing 
Doppler  correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00 UTC

Listing of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30 UTC.

Check out the Zoho reports of the ARISS contacts


Exp. 54 on orbit

Scott Tingle KG5NZA

Norishige Kanai

Alexander Skvortsov


Exp. 55 on orbit

Drew Feustel

Oleg Artemyev

Ricky Arnold KE5DAU

Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors
















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