Hello from sunny eastern Tennessee. I
copied your email regarding the kids at Council Rock HS
ISS to Earth QSO. I double checked the ARISS schedule
and found the contact should begin at 17:56:31 UTC. This
works out to 12:55 EST, not 13:55. I confirmed this with
SATPC32. Please double check my math, but I think your
announcement may be off by an hour.
We have set up a satellite ground
station at the Robertsville Middle School in Oak Ridge,
TN to assist their STEM students in their plans to build
and launch a picosatellite next October. Construction is
underway on their bird, known as RAMSAT. The flight has
been manifested. https://www.wvlt.tv/video?vid=558683522
We hope to have the station
operational, aligned, and synched up with the components
in time for this pass.
David Andrews, N1ESK
On Behalf Of Bill Barber
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2019 9:19 AM
To: NEDECN - New England Dig. <nedecn@...>
Subject: [NEDECN] ISS to Earth QSO, Thursday 12/5
International Space Station
There will be an ISS Crew Contact taking place over
the eastern United States on Thursday, December
5th beginning around 1:55 pm eastern time. The
contact will be a direct one with the Council Rock,
H.S. in Holland, PA (near Philadelphia, PA). Astronaut
Drew Morgan, KI5AAA will be hosting the contact.
Fred, AB1OC, will be the ARISS Mentor for this contact
and plans to be on-site at the school during the
The ISS pass associated with this contact is a high
one (71 degrees at TCA) and we should be able to hear
Drew answering the student's questions on the ISS
Voice Downlink at 145.800 MHz FM. The pass
will last 10-15 minutes. It should be possible to
hear the downlink with simple 2m vertical antennas
or even an HT.
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