[amsat-bb] Amateur Radio in ITV1 Pride of Britain TV Program
gaston.bertels at skynet.be
Thu Nov 9 00:02:19 PST 2006
On behalf of ARISS-Europe, I extend my congratulations to Linda
Davies, Head Teacher of Neston primary school (UK) for winning the
Pride of Britain Award.
I also congratulate Charles Riley G4JQX who organized the ARISS
My thanks to ARISS mentors Howard Long G6LVB and Carlos Eavis G0AKI,
who offered their most valuable assistance.
Success stories like the Neston Space Talk surely contribute to
enhance the positive public image of amateur radio.
Gaston Bertels ON4WF
15 09/11/2006, Trevor wrote:
Amateur Radio in ITV1 Pride of Britain TV Program
On Tuesday 7th November ITV1 showed the Pride of Britain Awards in
Teacher of the Year award was given to Head Teacher, Linda Davies who
going to school an out-of-this world experience for pupils at
Neston Primary School.
They were the first school in Britain to speak to an astronaut in
Amateur Radio during a ten-minute question and answer session from
Head Teacher Linda Davies was awarded for her work in promoting
Neston Primary School in which Amateur Radio played a vital role.
The Amateur Radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS)
inspire the young people at the school to take an interest in
and members of AMSAT-UK arranged the contact. The Radio Society of
Britain (RSGB) provided the GB4FUN radio communications van.
The Radio Amateurs that took part in the ISS contact were Charles
(on the mic), Howard Long G6LVB and Carlos Eavis G0AKI who manages
GB4FUN van. Of these only Charles G4JQX actually appeared in the
shown in the programme.
For those that missed the programme the video can be seen at
Additional information on the Neston ISS contact can be found at
AMSAT-UK - ARISS - Contact with Neston School
AMSAT-UK - ARISS - Neston School Audio, Video and Press Cuttings
Information on how a contact with the Astronauts on the ISS can be
your school, college or university can be found at
RSGB GB4FUN Radio Communications Van
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS-EU)
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73 Trevor M5AKA
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