Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
Mendez - ARISS Event
September 6, 2018
LOCAL STUDENTS TO TALK TO ASTRONAUTS ON INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
Amateur Radio connects kids & crew as ISS orbits overhead
Students at Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana, California talked to Ricky Arnold, an astronaut on the International Space Station via Amateur Radio on Sept. 6, 2018. This activity was part of the ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) Program, which promotes learning opportunities as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Math) initiative.
Students participated in a variety of activities to prepare. Lessons & activities included the following:
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What is ARISS?
ARISS is a joint venture by NASA, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), and the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) to facilitate communication via Amateur Radio between astronauts aboard the International Space Station and schools and communities around the world. ARISS programs excite and motivate students in a one-of-a-kind presentation and exchange.
ARISS program goals are:
Amateur, or “Ham,” Radio, is a popular service and hobby in which federally licensed participants operate communications equipment. There are over 700,000 licensed amateurs and nearly 2,300 ARRL-affiliated Amateur Radio clubs in the United States. Hams talk to each other across town, around the world, and even into space without the need for normal communications infrastructure, such as cell phone networks or the Internet. Amateur Radio is regularly used during natural disasters to help local emergency and served agencies (such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and state and local governments) respond when normal communications methods are disrupted. The Amateur Radio community is a great source of electronics experimentation, public service, and fun.
More information on the ARISS program can be found at www.ariss.org.
More information on Amateur Radio can be found at www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.
Watch the full event
- Brian's 360 degree camera:
- Posted from Liam Kennedy (ISS Above):
- Posted by Robert MacHale Part 1 Part 2
Ham Nation (Starts at 25:30):
Setup and Contact SlideShow:
SAUSD Superintendent's Report Sept. 11, 2018 (Starts at 00:48):