[amsat-bb] Re: ANS-230 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins

Ken Owen n6kth at n6kth.com
Sat Aug 16 20:12:18 PDT 2008

Hi folks:

Here is an update on the information presented in the AMSAT News Service
about an upcoming ARISS contact:  

The contact has moved up to Tuesday August 19 at 15:39 UTC.  The Santa
Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC) will be providing the equipment and
expertise for the contact, and the club will also be working with the scouts
to earn their radio merit badges.  We will be operating under SBARC's call,

One of the most interesting aspects of this contact is that Dr. Gregory
Chamitoff (KD5PKZ) who is currently stationed on the ISS, is acquainted with
the troop's assistant scout master and requested this contact.

For more information on the contact, please visit the following URL:

The contact will be streamed live online at this URL:

Ken Owen, N6KTH

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An ARISS contact has been slated for Thursday, August 21 at 14:55 UTC 
with Los Padres Council Troop 105 in Santa Barbara, California. Boy 
Scouts, ages 12-17 will work on their Astronomy, Space Exploration and 
Radio Merit Badges. Cub Scout units will have materials available to 
work on the Astronomy and Science belt loops and Astronomy and Science 
academic pins. The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) 
Physics Department will make available its astronomy observation deck 
for the contact and will provide faculty members to instruct the Scouts. 
The Scouts will be presented with information on the ISS and its crew 
to prepare them for this activity and the media will be notified.

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