[sarex] 2010-06-21 ARISS Status

Carol Jackson tcekmjackson at comcast.net
Mon Jun 21 06:29:30 PDT 2010

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report
June 21, 2010

1. Upcoming School Contacts

Asahi Manabiya in Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan, has been scheduled for a direct Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Wednesday, June 23 at 12:48 UTC. Asahi Manabiya is a volunteer club with approximately 50 members which hopes to pique children's interest in natural science including electrical and electronic phenomena through this ARISS activity.  

Quebec Rangers, southern Quebec, Canada has been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact on Friday, July 2 at 19:45 UTC via telebridge station ON4ISS in Belgium. Canadian Rangers are dedicated, knowledgeable members of the Army and reflect the diversity of the communities they belong to. Many Canadian Rangers are Aboriginal and there are a total of 23 different languages spoken. Easily recognized by their red sweatshirts and ball hats, the Canadian Rangers play an important role in advancing public recognition of Canada's Inuit, First Nations and Métis.

2. ARISS International Team Meeting Held

The monthly Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) teleconference was held with the International Partners on Tuesday, June 15.  Discussions included ARISS elections, the Columbus Module equipment status and an update on ARISSat-1 progress.  Minutes have been posted to the ARISS Web site.  See: https://www.rac.ca/ariss/arisstel2010-06-15.htm

3. ARISS News on Amateur Radio Newsline

On June 18, the Amateur Radio Newsline Report 1714 included three ARISS related stories.  An item was posted under Radio Celebrations that covers the upcoming 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia to be held from July 26 to August 4. The Boy Scouts of America radio station K2BSA will be set up and several amateur radio activities are planned, including a possible link-up with the ISS. Under Ham Radio in Space is a story, "Three Hams in Next ISS Crew" which talks about the recently launched Expedition 24 crew, as well as another posting, "AMSAT Hamvention Videos Posted On-Line," that provides a link to the recent videos, one of which is an update on ARISSat-1. To view the article, see: ftp://ftp.arnewsline.org/quincy/News/news.txt

4. QST Covers ARISS Activities

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) July QST carried an article called "European IARU Member-Societies Exhibit in European Parliament."  It talks about using amateur radio with the ISS to interest youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  The ARRL monthly journal has a circulation of 150,000.

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