February 22, 2008




On Monday, 25 February 2008, starting approximately at 14:44 UTC, there will be a contact between the ISS and the College Reydellet, Saint-Denis, Ile de La Reunion, France.  This is a direct contact with the ham radio ground station FR5CY/P and Leopold Eyharts FX0STD/KE5FNO on the ISS.  At this time we believe to get the audio from this contact via Skype to feed into EchoLink.  Please join us in listening to this event.

The audio for this event will be fed into the EchoLink *AMSAT* (101 377) and *JK1ZRW* (277 208) servers by Tony VK5ZAI.  Where it looks at this time that we get the audio from this contact via Skype, it is unlikely that the audio from this event will also be fed into the IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.  We hope to have good two way audio from this contact.  So far, with previous Skype feed contacts, we had good audio through Skype to get the audio from schools into our EchoLink conference rooms .

As we do normally, as soon as audio is suitable for transmission over amateur radio, we may be able to start feeding audio of set up activities from about 10 to 25 minutes prior to the start of the actual contact into EchoLink for listeners who enjoy listening in on these proceedings.

Please note that there are automatic breaks in the audio transmission every 2.5 minutes during the event and while we listen to preparations going on for this contact. Each audio break is approximately 1 second long.  Please configure your systems to not time out during times of inactivity or ongoing audio transmissions.

For everyone's information and future reference.  When any ARISS event can be supported through the IRLP "Discovery" Reflector 9010, audio is automatically streamed to the Internet.

It is then available via the "Discovery" Reflectors companion web site www.discoveryreflector.ca . Once on its main page, select "Live Streaming Audio" (left side bar) and follow the prompts.

More directly the URL is as follows:  www.discoveryreflector.ca:8000/listen.pls

The audio on the Internet is typically delayed by about two minutes.

73 de Dieter kx4y

Dieter K. Schliemann,  kx4y - zs6bbh - hs0zcn
ARISS EchoLink audio feed team member