Video of Mary Hare School students contacting Space Station

Video of Mary Hare School students contacting Space Station

The ARISS Operations UK Team have released a 57 minute video of the ARISS event at Mary Hare School for the deaf in Newbury, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Radio amateurs in the UK and across Europe were able to receive the signal from the ISS on 145.800 MHz FM.

The Amateur Radio contact between students at the school, call sign GB4MHN, and astronaut Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP using the call sign NA1SS from onboard the International Space Station, takes place at about 46 mins into the video.

Watch ARISS School Contact between Mary Hare School for the deaf and Mark Vande Hei NA1SS

The contact featured in the BBC TV programme South Today on Tuesday evening. UK viewers can watch the programme online, fast forward to 20:40 in this recording
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010lxt

Mary Hare School contact information
https://amsat-uk.org/2021/10/08/ariss-contact-scheduled-for-students-in-newbury-uk/

What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio

Free UK amateur radio Online Training course https://essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

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AMSAT-UK Online Colloquium Sunday Oct 24

AMSAT-UK Online Colloquium Sunday Oct 24

Programme for AMSAT21 final You don’t have to be a member of AMSAT-UK to attend, and the event is free of charge.

This year’s colloquium will be in the form of a Zoom Webinar. It’s easy to use, simply register at the address below, and follow the instructions which will arrive by email.

Please register before the 24th , or join live at
https://tinyurl.com/AMSATUK2021Colloquium

The 2021 colloquium will also be streamed via YouTube.
Our channel is at https://www.youtube.com/user/AMSATUK

The event will be hosted by members of AMSAT-UK and formally opened by our Chairman, Martin Sweeting, G3YJO.
Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute Q+A session, which will allow those viewing via Zoom, to pose questions to the speakers.

The 2021 colloquium will be followed by the AMSAT-UK AGM and after a short break there will be an informal evening discussion session on ‘All things satellite.’

Programme

10.30 Webinar web site opens.
10.45 – 11.00 Official opening by Martin Sweeting, G3YJO.
11.00 – 11.30 IARU Amateur Satellite co-ordination Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T
11.30 – 12.00 AMSAT-DL Peter Guelzow DB2OS

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break

13.00 – 13.30 Robert Bankston KE4AL President AMSAT North America
13.30 – 14.00 STAR-XL: AMSAT-UK Payload – An updated OBDH for Nanosats
Phil Bladen, Sam Lane, Chris Bridges
14.00 – 14.30 STAR-XL: X-Band Upconverter & Dual Band L/X Patch Antenna for Space
Patrick Hope, Marcel Friesch, Chris Bridges
14.30 – 15.00 Iain Young G7III – QO-100 using a SkyQ Dish
15.00 – 15.30 David Johnson B2Space Presentation
15.30 – 16.00 To Be Confirmed
16.00 – 16.05 Announcement of G3AAJ Trophy – G3YJO.
16.05 End of Colloquium
16.05 – 16.35 AMSAT-UK AGM

17.30 Onwards. Informal session. Q/A and audience participation

We are very grateful to our speakers for contributing to our Colloquium

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ARISS contact scheduled for students in Newbury UK

ARISS contact scheduled for students in Newbury UK

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS).

This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between astronaut Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP onboard the International Space Station and students at the Mary Hare School, Newbury, UK.

Amateur radio station GB4MHN will be the ham radio ground station for this contact.

The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHz FM and may be heard by listeners in Europe that are within the ISS-footprint.

The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:12:33 UTC, which is 12:12:33 BST or 13:12:33 CEST.

School Information:

Mary Hare is an aural school for the deaf, we don’t use sign language, instead we teach students to develop lip reading skills and make use of technology. The contact is important for the school as not only will it help inspire students to STEM, it will hopefully demonstrate that no matter the difficulties they have with communication; there are still ways they can accomplish amazing things (“the sky is not the limit!”).

During the week the students will see some exciting chemistry demonstrations, design and fly model rockets, see some space suits, and do some astronomy (observing Jupiter and Saturn in the evening). In lessons they have researched and discussed what it might be like to live in space, done some space themed art, and looked at astronaut food. Hopefully it will be an exciting and inspiring week.

Students First Names & Questions:

1. Rosie (13 yrs): Do you have to learn a sign language to communicate if something goes wrong with the radios in your suit?

2. Jacob (18 yrs): How do you tell directions in space?

3. Harrison (11 yrs): What do the northern lights look like from space?

4. Hollie (16 yrs): How can you shower in zero gravity?

5. Jasper (13 yrs): What’s your most favourite space technology?

6. Milly (18 yrs): If there was a fire, how would you evacuate?

7. Dominika (14 yrs): Do mobile devices work in space? For example, a Smart Phone?

8. Oliver (13 yrs): If you could take one thing from home into space, to make life more fun what would you take and why?

9. Zak (17 yrs): What is it like to wake up and see the earth from space

10. Julia (15 yrs): How long have you been in space for?

Watch the That’s TV Solent interview with Alex Ayling from Mary Hare School
https://twitter.com/TTVSolent/status/1440952287883632641

Deaf pupils to talk to astronaut on the International Space Station in a world first
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2021/september/deaf-pupils-to-talk-to-astronauts.htm

Reading Chronicle newspaper report on the planned contact
https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/19582950.deaf-newbury-pupils-talk-astronauts-iss-space-station/

The latest information on the ARISS operation mode can be found at
https://www.ariss.org/current-status-of-iss-stations.html

What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio

Free UK amateur radio Online Training course https://essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

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The UoSAT-1 story: ingenuity, teamwork and lots of favours!

The UoSAT-1 story: ingenuity, teamwork and lots of favours!

UoSAT-OSCAR-9 (UoSAT-1), developed at the University of Surrey by Martin Sweeting G3YJO and his team, was launched into orbit 40 years ago on October 6, 1981.

UoSAT-1 was the first modern microsatellite with in-orbit re-programmable computers and its signals were decoded and analysed by thousands of radio amateurs, schools & universities around the world.

Find out about the audacious favours Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO called in to get UoSAT-1 off the ground in 1981, and the ingenious hack he used to vibration test it using a car and Guildford High Street!

Read the UoSAT-1 story at
https://www.sstl.co.uk/media-hub/latest-news/2021/the-story-of-uosat-1-ingenuity-teamwork-and-lots-o

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