[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-10-30 01:00 UTC

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Tue Oct 30 01:06:44 UTC 2018

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2018-10-30 01:00 UTC


Quick list of scheduled contacts and events:


Tallmadge Community Learning Center, Lancaster, OH, direct via K8QIK

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT

Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-10-31 14:56:40 UTC 27 deg


Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, Palmer, MA, direct via KB1MDS

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS

The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT

Contact is a go for: Fri 2018-11-02 14:50:19 UTC 36 deg


Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington, VA, telebridge via W6SRJ (***)

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS (***)

The scheduled astronaut is Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT

Contact is a go for: Thu 2018-11-08 15:56:28 UTC 51 deg (***)





If you are interested in applying for an ARISS contact, please go to http://www.ariss.org/apply-to-host-an-ariss-contact.html


The information below is from the ARISS webpage:


International Space Station Astronauts are Calling CQ ARISS Students

    ARISS-US program’s education proposal window open Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2018


September 25, 2018:  ARISS is seeking proposals beginning October 1, 2018 from US schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations (working individually or together) to host amateur radio contacts with an orbiting crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) between July 1 and December 30, 2019.


Each year, ARISS provides tens of thousands of students with learning opportunities about space technologies, communications, and much more through the exploration of Amateur Radio and space. ARISS has been pleased of late, to be one of many possibilities of interest to educators during NASA’s A Year of Education on Station, which celebrates an almost 12-month presence of a teacher aboard the ISS.  The ARISS program connects students to astronauts on the ISS through a partnership between NASA, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, the American Radio Relay League, other Amateur Radio global organizations and the worldwide space agencies. The program’s goal is to inspire students to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in Amateur Radio.


Educators report regularly that student participation in the ARISS program stimulates interest in STEM subjects and STEM careers. One educator wrote, “Many of the middle school students who took part in and attended the ARISS contact have selected science courses in high school as a result of that contact.”  Educators are setting up ham radio clubs in schools and learning centers because of students’ interest.


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 other STEM subjects. 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 a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students.


The proposal window opens October 1, 2018 and the proposal deadline is November 30, 2018.

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


Proposal webinars for guidance and getting questions answered will be offered October 11 and October 23, 2018, both at 8 pm Eastern Time. Advance registration is necessary. To sign up, go to: ariss-proposal-webinar-fall-2018.eventbrite.com/



ARISS Contact Applications (Europe, Africa and the Middle East)


Schools and Youth organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East interested in setting up an ARISS radio contact with an astronaut on board the International Space Station are invited to submit an application from September to October and from February to April.

Please refer to details and the application form at www.ariss-eu.org/school-contacts.  Applications should be addressed by email to:  school.selection.manager at ariss-eu.org




ARISS Contact Applications (Canada, Central and South America, Asia and Australia and Russia)


Organizations outside the United States can apply for an ARISS contact by filling out an application.  Please direct questions to the appropriate regional representative listed below. If your country is not specifically listed, send your questions to the nearest ARISS Region listed. If you are unsure which address to use, please send your question to the ARISS-Canada representative; they will forward your question to the appropriate coordinator.


For the application, click here.

ARISS-Canada and the Americas, except USA: Steve McFarlane, VE3TBD

ARISS-Japan, Asia, Pacific and Australia: Keigo Komuro, JA1KAB, Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL)

ARISS-Russia: Soyuz Radioljubitelei Rossii (SRR)



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 

Satoshi 7M3TJZ with 135

Francesco IKØWGF with 132

Gaston ON4WF with 123

Sergey RV3DR with 108

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 2018-10-30 01:00 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.  



Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1273. 
Each school counts as 1 event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1217. 
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:
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 2018-10-25 16:00 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. 56 on orbit

Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT

Alexander Gerst KF5ONO

Sergei Propopev


Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors


















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