[amsat-bb] Heard the ariss contact with 14th Elementary School Katerini, Greece

Koos van den Hout koos at kzdoos.xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 30 10:42:38 UTC 2017

Yesterday was an 'open day' at our local radioclub. The radioclub is housed
in a scouting building and several scouts came to see what we were doing,
soldered a very simple electronic light and showed some real interest in

I noticed the ARISS contact with the school in Greece was during this open
day so I told the club I would demonstrate this and brought the arrow
antenna and a simple handheld radio to show the other amateurs and the
visitors that it is possible to hear an astronaut with simple means.

The announcement that we were going to hear an astronaut was received with
great joy and everybody who was there at the time came out to hear it.
After a few (tense) minutes the voice of the astronaut came through and we
al heard clear audio. Even some of the radio amateurs were surprised how
easy it is to receive signals from space.

For as far as I know nobody there understood greek so it was just the idea
of hearing an actual astronaut talk that held a crowd.

                                           Koos PE4KH

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