[amsat-bb] Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-08-06 20:00 UTC

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Sat Aug 6 20:06:12 UTC 2016

Upcoming ARISS Contact Schedule as of 2016-08-06  20:00 UTC

Quick list of scheduled contacts and  events:

Space Jam 10, Rantoul IL, telebridge via IK1SLD 
The ISS  callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS 
The scheduled astronaut is Kate  Rubins KG5FYJ 
Contact was successful: Sat 2016-08-06 15:59:03 UTC 32 deg  (***)
Congratulations to Kate as this was her first ARISS contact!  (***)

OK2KJT Radioclub, Valasska Polanka, Czech Republic,  direct via OK2KET
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The  scheduled astronaut is Takuya Onishi KF5LKS
Contact is a go for: Wed  2016-08-10 18:56:17 UTC 90 deg

U.S. Space & Rocket Center,  Huntsville AL, telebridge via VK4KHZ
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled  to be NA1SS
The scheduled astronaut is Kate Rubins KG5FYJ
Contact is a go  for: Thu 2016-08-11 15:25:44 UTC 66  deg

Citing  health issues, long time Australian ARISS ambassador, co-ordinator, 
mentor, and  telebridge operator Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI has elected to step 
down at the end of  August.  Tony has been an outstanding ARISS mentor and 
telebridge operator  from the SAREX days right up to what is now ARISS.  Tony 
has mentored 56  ARISS schools and has been the ARISS telebridge station 
for 51  contacts.

Shane Lynd VK4KHZ will be taking over Tony's duties in  September.  Shane 
has so far been the telebridge operator for 36  contacts.  (***)

Thanks  Tony!!


ARISS  is always glad to receive listener reports for the above contacts.  
ARISS  thanks everyone in advance for their assistance.  Feel free to send 
your  reports to aj9n at amsat.org or aj9n at aol.com.

Listen for the ISS on  the downlink of 145.8Ø  MHz.


All  ARISS contacts are made via the Ericsson radio unless otherwise  noted.


Several  of you have sent me emails asking about the RAC ARISS website and 
not being  able to get in.  That has now been changed to  

Note that there are links to other ARISS  websites from this  site.

Looking  for something new to do?  How about receiving DATV from the  ISS?  
If interested, then please go to the ARISS-EU website for  complete 
details.  Look for the buttons indicating Ham  Video.                       


If you need some  assistance, ARISS mentor Kerry N6IZW, might be able to 
provide some  insight.  Contact Kerry at  kbanke at sbcglobal.net
ARISS  congratulations the following mentors who have now mentored over 100 

Gaston ON4WF with 121
Satoshi 7M3TJZ with  120
Francesco IKØWGF with  117

The  webpages listed below were all reviewed for accuracy.  Out of date  
webpages were removed and new ones have been added.  If there are  
ARISS websites I need to know about, please let me  know.

Note, all times are approximate.  It is recommended that you  do your own 
orbital prediction or start listening about 10 minutes before  the listed 
All dates and  times listed follow International  Standard ISO 8601 date 
time format  YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS

The  complete schedule page has been updated as of 2016-08-06 20:00 UTC.  
Here you will find a listing of all scheduled school contacts, and  
questions, other ISS related websites, IRLP and Echolink websites, and  
instructions for any contact that may be streamed live.    

Total number of  ARISS ISS to earth school events is 1076. (***)
Each school counts as 1  event.
Total number of ARISS ISS to earth school contacts is 1041.  (***)
Each contact may have multiple schools sharing the same time  slot.
Total number of ARISS supported terrestrial contacts is 47. 

A  complete year by year breakdown of the contacts may be found in the  

Please  feel free to contact me if more detailed statistics are  needed.


The  following US states and entities have never had an ARISS contact:
Arkansas,  Delaware, South Dakota, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern 
Marianas  Islands, and the Virgin  Islands.


QSL  information may be found at:   


The  successful school list has been updated as of 2016-08-06 20:00 UTC.  


Frequency   chart for packet, voice, and crossband repeater modes showing 
Doppler   correction  as of 2005-07-29 04:00  UTC

Listing  of ARISS related magazine articles as of 2006-07-10 03:30  UTC.

Check  out the Zoho reports of the ARISS  contacts

Exp.  47 on orbit 
Jeff Williams KD5TVQ
Oleg Skripochka RN3FU 
Aleksey  Ovchinin

Exp. 48 on orbit
Anatoly Ivanishin 
Kate Rubins  KG5FYJ
Takuya Onishi  KF5LKS

Charlie   Sufana AJ9N
One of the ARISS operation team mentors

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