[amsat-bb] Pilton School ARISS Contact - Friday 6th February 2009
ciaran at it-sparkles.co.uk
Sun Feb 8 02:26:14 PST 2009
Despite the UK being in the grip of the worst snow for nearly 20 years, the
UK ARISS team of Carlos Eavis G0AKI, Howard Long G6LVB and assisted by
Ciaran Morgan (M0XTD) helped pull of a stunning direct contact between
Sandra Magnus on board the ISS using callsign OR4ISS and Pilton The Bluecoat
Primary School in Barnstable, England (callsign G0NPV) on Friday 6th
February at 1452hrs UTC.
Contact was established right on time and the children at Pilton managed to
get all 20 questions asked with no difficulty. The replies from Sandra
where heard over most of Western Europe.
Videos of the contact can be found at
http://www.it-sparkles.co.uk/ARISS/pilton.aspx (single page with multiple
links for FLV (YouTube), MOV (Quicktime) and WMV (MS Windows devices)).
Howard Long has also produced some additional formats as follows
Sound - http://www.g6lvb.com/images/pilton.mp3 (1.1Mb)
Video WMV 320x240 - http://www.g6lvb.com/images/pilton.wmv (70Mb) Suitable
for a Windows Mobile device
Video MP4 480x320 - http://www.g6lvb.com/images/pilton.mp4 (70Mb) Suitable
for an iPhone
Video Flash 320x240 - http://www.g6lvb.com/images/pilton.flv (32Mb) YouTube
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