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ARISS contact with Airdrie Space Science Club May 15, 2020

ARISS Expedition66An ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station ISS). The event is slated to begin on December 26 at 18:25 UTC for setup and operation and continue until December 31 ending at 17:05 UTC. Dates and times subject to change due to ISS operational adjustments.

Images will be downlinked at 145.8 MHz +/- 3 KHz for Doppler shift and the expected SSTV mode of operation is PD 120.

The main theme will be for this event will be lunar exploration. Radio enthusiasts participating in the event can post and view images on the ARISS SSTV Gallery at https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/ .

After your image is posted at the gallery, you can acquire a special award by linking to https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ and follow directions for submitting a digital copy of your received image.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States and other international space agencies and international Amateur Radio organizations around the world including Radio Amateurs of Canada.

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crew members onboard the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, firsthand, how Amateur Radio and crew members on the International Space Station can energize youth and instill an interest in science, technology, and learning.

Further information on the ARISS program is available below and on their website.

ARISS Canada

The ARISS-Canada Region is represented by two Canadian Delegates:

  • Chet Latawiec, VE3CFK (AMSAT Canada)
  • Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA (President of Radio Amateurs of Canada)

The ARISS Canada Team consists of the following volunteers:

  • Wayne Harasimovitch, VE1WPH: East Coast Mentor
  • Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ: Western Canada Mentor
  • Steve McFarlane, VE3TBD: Central and Northern Canada Mentor
  • Lori McFarlane (Teacher – Ottawa-Carleton District School Board)
  • Claude Lacasse
  • Steve Regan, VA3MGY
  • Denis Rule, VE3BF (Professional videographer & photographer)

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crew members onboard the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, firsthand, how Amateur Radio and crew members on the International Space Station can energize youth and instill an interest in science, technology, and learning.

Further information on the ARISS program is available on their website.

The primary purpose of ARISS is to organize scheduled contacts via Amateur Radio between crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and classrooms or informal education venues.

With the help of experienced volunteers from Amateur Radio clubs and coordination from the ARISS team, the ISS crew members speak directly with large group audiences in a variety of public forums such as school assemblies, science centres and museums, Scout camporees, jamborees and space camps, where students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies and Amateur Radio.