[amsat-bb] Re: JOTA and ISS

AJ9N at aol.com AJ9N at aol.com
Tue Oct 16 16:02:52 PDT 2012

The ARISS schedule is updated quite often.   I do post an announcement to 
the SAREX BB of the updated schedule.

You  can always go to http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ariss/news/arissnews.rtf 
for the  complete schedule.

The Boy Scouts will be having an ARISS   telebridge contact via VK6MJ in 
Australia.  Below is an excerpt from what I  have already posted.

National Scouting Museum, Irving, TX, telebridge via  VK6MJ
Contact is a go for: Sat 2012-10-20 18:32:30 UTC 66 deg

As far  as JOTA goes for general contacts, we tell the crew about the 
weekend but we  cannot demand that they participate.  So if you hear them on and 
can work  them, go for it.  Happy hunting!  Just realize that any general  
contact as well as the scheduled ARISS contacts take place during a 
crewmember's  off time.  So if you can work the ISS, please thank them for taking 
time  during their off time.

Charlie Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS  mentors

In a message dated 10/16/2012 2:58:15 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
luhn at wt.net writes:
Besides HF, I hope to be able include some satellite  contacts this 
weekend for the Boy Scouts Jamboree on the Air (JOTA).  I  would love to 
hear from others who will attempt some satellite contacts for  JOTA. I am 
just beginning to figure out what passes and satellites will work  on 
Saturday, October 20.  I will be operating from Galveston State Park  in 
Galveston, TX.

Also, does anyone have info on when the ISS will be  in contact with the 
Boy Scouts in Irving, TX this weekend?  I  understand they have a 
schedule set up and perhaps we can give a  listen.  Perhaps on the next 
pass or so, they will consider a contact  with  others.

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