SUCCESSFUL TELEBRIDGE ARISS CONTACT IN
Saturday February 4, 2012 at 12.41 UTC,
which is 13.41 CEWT, amateur radio station W6SRJ, located in Santa Rosa Junior
College (California , USA) established ARISS radio contact with NASA astronaut
Dr Donald R. Pettit who operated the amateur station NA1SS aboard the
International Space Station. The signals were relayed by phone line to the
Polytechnic school in
The Polytechnic school in
Amateur radio club SP6PBA, located in the school, communicates with HAM operators from all over the World and operates ATV in the 1.2 GHz band. However, their equipment is not appropriate for a direct ARISS contact. For that reason they chose for the telebridge option, using the ARISS worldwide groundstations network.
This telebridge ARISS contact has been organized by three students: Karol Kapera (4th class), Lukasz Rybak (2nd class), Mateusz Debski (4th class). Teacher Darisz Cisek SQ6EMT was their supervisor.
At about 12:15 UTC, which is 13:41 CEWT,
moderator Gaston Bertels, ON4WF established phone connection between the school
in Walbrzych and the amateur radio station W6SRJ, located in California, USA.
This station is operated by three HAM operators: Tim Bosma, W6MU, Bill
Hillendahl, KH6GJV and Herb Sullivan, K6QXB. At , i.e. , the amateur radio club W6SRJ
established amateur radio contact with the ISS, and eight students and their
supervisor from Polytechnic school in
The contact was broadcast by John Spasojevich AG9D on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010. People watched live streaming video on the Internet: http://live.arisspolska.info (http://www.livestream.com/arisspolska)
The event was covered by three TV stations: TVP Wroclaw, TVP Regionalna, TV Walbrzych, one local radio station: Radio Wroclaw, the local press: Gazeta Walbrzyska, Panorama Walbrzyska and media such as: Tygodnik 30 min, walbrzyszek.com, walbrzych24.com and doba.pl.
Congratulations to the Polytechnic school
73, Armand SP3QFE
Links to the media:
TV Walbrzych: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPFukfTWJ5A