Monday August 12, ARISS contact scheduled with Scouts Moot in Canada – Downlink audible in Europe


An International Space Station educational contact is scheduled Monday August 12, 2013 with participants of 14th World Scout Moot Canada 2013,  Camp Awacamenj Mino, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


The event is to begin at approximately 18:46:59 UTC, which is 20:46:59 CEST.


This will be a telebridge contact operated by IK1SLD, located in Northern Italy.


Interested parties are invited to listen to the downlink signal on 145.800MHz FM.


The contact will be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.




The 14th World Scout Moot will take place at Awacamenj Mino Camp, Québec, Canada from 8 - 18 August 2013.

The host organization, l'Association des Scouts du Canada, is eagerly preparing to welcome up to 5,000 young adults from around the world to Canada for this once-in-a-lifetime Scouting experience! Participation is open to members of all National Scout Organizations between the ages of 18 and 25 inclusive. Those aged 26 and over are encouraged to attend the Moot as members of the International Service Team.

Additional info at


The conversation with astronaut Luca Parmitano KF5KDP will be conducted in English. Participants will ask as many of following questions as time allows:


1. How many of you that are aboard the ISS are scouts?


2. Have any of you been at a Jamboree or a Scout Moot?


3. How's the serenity at the ISS?


4. What are the major issues of prolonged weightlessness, how to deal with them in space, do they have any continuing effects upon your return?


5. Do Micro meteorites or space debris pose any problem to the station and do you solve the issue if the problem arises?


6. Outside friends and family, what do you miss the most when you’re up there?


7. Did you undertake survival training in preparation for the mission on the ISS?


8. Does language or cultural differences present challenges on the ISS?


9. What is the future of the ISS and will we build another?


10. Do you for see a Space Station orbiting the moon or mars at some point?


11. What are the challenges of all nations working together to conquer Space Travel?


12. Would you do this again knowing the sacrifices and difficulties you overcame to succeed?


13. What is your favourite activity on the ISS?


14. Are there limits to age for Space Travel?


15. What medical impacts are you experiencing on the ISS?


ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the participating space agencies, NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA, with the AMSAT and IARU organizations from participating countries.


ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers onboard the International Space Station. Teachers, parents and communities see, first hand, how Amateur Radio and crewmembers on ISS can energize youngsters' interest in science, technology and learning.




Gaston Bertels – ON4WF

ARISS-Europe chairman