[amsat-bb] Video of reception of ISS Tulsa CC ARISS contact from Raleigh, NC
wageners at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 01:02:44 UTC 2015
that realization and your own response shows class and true ham spirit!
On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 6:51 PM, John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
> On second thought, I probably shouldn't have called the ISS after I
> thought this contact was over. These ARISS contacts are complicated
> and highly coordinated and if random hams are trying to call the ISS,
> even though the scheduled contacts use confidential uplink frequencies
> and not the public uplink, you never know if it could confuse or
> interfere with an astronaut or cosmonaut who isn't trained primarily
> to make these contacts with schools. Afterall, they are done during
> their free time, and if it becomes exceedingly difficult to make
> contacts with schools and there is little reward, they are more likely
> to not provide the time to do it at all. I recommend not trying to
> call the ISS before, during, or after an official ARISS contact.
> If you really want to make contact, you could encourage a local school
> to submit an application, work with them as a mentor, and be the first
> person who initiates the contact before handing the mic over to the
> students. Such a good idea I might even do it myself.
> John Brier, KG4AKV, Raleigh, NC, FM05
> On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 4:45 PM, John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-XIz5OUXn4
> > 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
> > astronaut?
> > 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):
> > http://www.amsat.org/pipermail/sarex/2015/004315.html
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