April 12, 2024

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Via the ARRL: ARISS Invites Proposals to Host Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations — individually or working together — to host an amateur radio contact with a member of the International Space Station crew. The deadline to submit proposals is November 24. Proposal information and documents are on the ARISS website. An ARISS introductory webinar is set for October 8, 2020, at 8 PM EDT (0000 UTC on October 9 in North American time zones). Registration for the webinar is required.

ARISS anticipates that contacts would take place between July 1 and December 31, 2021. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine specific contact dates. To make the most of these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan.

Crew members aboard the International Space Station routinely conduct scheduled amateur radio contacts throughout the year. These contacts are approximately 10 minutes long and allow students to interact with the astronauts through a question-and-answer session.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ariss-invites-proposals-to-host-ham-radio-contacts-with-space-station-crew-1