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ARISS Upcoming School Contacts 16th 17th Jan on echolink and irlp

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  • ian abel
    ARISS Upcoming School Contacts 16th 17th Jan on echolink and irlp ARISS Upcoming School Contacts Seventh grade students from Northlawn and St. Anthony Schools
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      ARISS Upcoming School Contacts 16th 17th Jan on echolink and irlp

      ARISS Upcoming School Contacts

      Seventh grade students from Northlawn and St. Anthony Schools in
      Streator, Illinois have been scheduled for an Amateur Radio on the
      ISS (ARISS) contact on Tuesday, January 16 at 17:28 UTC. Audio feeds
      to Echolink and IRLP servers are planned. The contact will be
      integrated in the schools' curricula through math and science
      activities including tracking the space station, timing the station
      as it goes overhead, studying electromagnetic wave properties and
      researching ISS on board experiments. Approximately 500 students from
      blue collar homes are involved; forty-nine percent of the students
      come from low income families. Starved Rock Radio Club, a local
      Amateur Radio Club, will assist in the contact.

      Romeo Elementary School in Dunnellon, Florida has been approved for
      an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact
      on Wednesday, January 17 at 17:53 UTC. To prepare for the contact,
      fourth and fifth graders have been engaged in science and
      communications experiments and have used amateur radio to speak with
      others locally, nationally and internationally. The coordinating
      teacher received two grants which were used to purchase radio
      equipment, an antenna, a satellite tracking program and ARISS
      resource materials. Arrangements have been made for astronaut Joe
      Acaba, a former Dunnellon teacher, to visit around the time of the
      ARISS contact. As students learned about radio waves, sound waves and
      communications, they also attended presentations and demonstrations
      given by members of the Silver Spring Radio Club. The club set up a
      website for the community to keep up with ARISS activities. See:
      http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~eshop/ariss/ARISS.html

      Romeo Elementary School is a rural, Title 1 school with 67% of the
      students coming from economically disadvantaged families.


      73 Ian G3ZHI

      Why not link your local repeater to the internet?

      http://www.qsl.net/g3zhi - many ham radio links

      http://www.ukirlp.co.uk

      G4NJI IRLP 5200 Echolink 135909
      Rotherham simplex 145.2875mhz

      Skype g3zhiian
      VoiP 642109

      Mobile 07876 234 674
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