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Summerside Amateur Radio Club

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[RAC-Bulletin] Update on ARISS contact with Huntley Centennial Public School in Carp, Ontario: Tuesday, November 28

ARISS contact tomorrow Tuesday, November 28 at 18:46:37 UTC 50 deg.

The following news item provides information about tomorrow's ARISS contact on Tuesday, November 28:

An International Space Station (ISS) school contact has been planned with students at Huntley Centennial Public School in Carp, Ontario.

A telebridge contact via IK1SLD is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28 at 18:46:37 UTC 50 deg.

The ISS call sign is presently scheduled to be IRĜISS and the scheduled astronaut is Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA.

The Moderator will be Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ, and the Mentor on site is Steve McFarlane, VE3TBD

The audience size is expected to be about 600 Grade 2 to 6 students and the event will be held in the Gym. At present we do not know if ARISS HAMTV is planned.

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 or

Listen for the ISS on the downlink of 145.80 MHz. All ARISS contacts are made via the Kenwood radio unless otherwise noted.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1) What is the most interesting research you are doing?

2) How do you talk to your family and friends in outer space?

3) What do you eat and how do you cook in space?

4) How long does it take to get to space station?

5) What do you do to prepare for the re-entry into Earth's atmosphere and gravity effects?

6) How is the space station controlled?

7) How long can people stay in space and what is the record?

8) What is the temperature outside of space station and how do you stay warm both on board and when doing a spacewalk?

9) How is air produced on space station and how often do you bring supplies on board?

10) What is the training process to become an astronaut?

11) Have you ever regretted being in space?

12) Since the toilet is made for zero gravity, how do you train to use it on earth?

13) Does your view of the world change after your return from space?

14) What does it feel like returning to earth after being in space?

Background Information:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States and other international space agencies and international Amateur Radio organizations around the world. The primary purpose of ARISS is to organize scheduled contacts via Amateur Radio between crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced volunteers from Amateur Radio clubs and coordination from the ARISS team, the ISS crew members speak directly with large group audiences in a variety of public forums such as school assemblies, science centers and museums, Scout camporees, jamborees and space camps, where students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies and Amateur Radio.

ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, the Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA and CSA, with the AMSAT and International Amateur Radio Union organizations from participating countries. ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crew members onboard the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, firsthand, how Amateur Radio and crew members on the International Space Station can energize youth and instill an interest in science, technology, and learning. Further information on the ARISS program is available on their website.

Source: Ian MacFarquhar, VE9IM, RAC ARISS Board Representative
Upcoming Contacts: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director


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