[amsat-bb] Video of reception of ISS Tulsa CC ARISS contact from Raleigh, NC

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 20:45:46 UTC 2015


Unedited video from my phone of today's International Space Station
(ISS) contact with Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, Oklahoma as
received in Raleigh, North Carolina on top of a landfill park. At some
point I hope to edit the video from my digital SLR together with this
video from my phone plus the voice recorder audio from my radio.

0:39 - beginning of reception
5:30 - ending of school contact and beginning of me unsuccessfully
calling the ISS
7:55 - clearing and giving up
8:18 - explanation of situation/setup

My reception of the ISS begins with Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka
answering question number five from the list of prepared questions
(see below). You won't be able to hear the students because they are
too far away and they keep the uplink frequency confidential to avoid
anyone trying to hijack the contact opportunity. The contact ends with
them trying to ask question number 13, but it was apparently too noisy
for Padalka to hear.

5. What are some things that you go through to be trained to become an

6. What is the maximum amount of time recommended to be on the ISS due
to lack of gravity?

7. Is it hard to integrate with other crew members that live on board
the space station?

8. How do you keep a look out for space debris and how do you respond
to avoid a possible collision?

9. Does each crew member work on the same experiments?

10. Of the current experiments, how many do you expect to complete
while you are onboard the International Space Station?

11. What hobby or pass time items are you allowed to take on board the
ISS from home?

12. What is the most interesting looking country from space?

13. What is the largest space object that has hit the ISS?

Full details of the contact as provided by Amateur Radio on the
International Space Station (ARISS):


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