[amsat-bb] Thursday's ARISS contact
johnag9d at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 02:23:09 UTC 2015
Typically the audio from a telebridge contact is carried on the AMSAT
Echolink server and on the web. Direct contacts in the US are a little
more tricky to get the audio out from the school via phone patch or skype.
Also it's felt to add more to the stress level of the ground crew, we'd
rather have them make a good contact for their local use. I've generally
added that capability to the directs I've done personally and I'll tell you
its a good half a days work to do it. At one school I has 150 feet of Cat5
strung around the gym to get to the stage and on another we tried the
Iphone app. Never got any reports so I don;t know how well that worked. we
were lucky to get a signal in that school. The gear we used was the same
from school to school, which is not the norm.
John - AG9D
On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 8:50 PM, Dave Taylor <dave.w8aas at verizon.net> wrote:
> Probably because the person who maintains that site is on vacation and not
> due back till later this week.
> The contact in Grand Rapids is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22 at 17:15
> UTC. It is direct, so the downlink will be audible in that part of the
> country. I have not heard if the school will be streaming it. This has
> been announced on amsat-bb, with school info and the questions to be asked.
> There is also a direct contact in Dearborn the following week, on Tuesday,
> Oct 27 at 16:02 UTC.
> > On Oct 20, 2015, at 8:13 PM, Steve Kristoff <skristof at etczone.net>
> > Anyone know why the upcoming ARISS contact in Michigan is not listed on
> the ARISS.org website? I was trying to tell a friend about and I suggested
> he check out the website. The website is not up-to-date. Kind of
> embarrassing, I would think.
> > Is the contact going to be streamed live on any websites?
> > Steve Kristoff
> > AI9IN
> > EM79ji Oldenburg, IN
> > skristof at etczone.com
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