dimanche 10 avril 2016


ARISS contact planned for University in Romania

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 ARISS contact with University in Romania

The contact is scheduled Tuesday April 12 at 13:48 UTC, which is 14:48 CEST.

Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

The event will be broadcast via


Gaston - ON4WF
ARISS mentor

An International Space Station school radio contact has been planned with participants in Valahia University of Targoviste, Targoviste, Romania, Tuesday April 12, 2016. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 13:48 UTC, which is 15:48 CEWT. The amateur radio contact will be direct between OR4ISS and YO9INI. The contact should be audible over most of Europe. Interested parties are invited to listen in on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

The University Valahia of Targoviste (UVT) and its partners are organizing the first Romanian ARISS contact in the historical capital of Wallachia, where ruled Vlad the Impaler, also known as Vlad Dracula. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology started its activity in 1995 and it is known for electronics, telecommunications, automation, computer science, electrical engineering and power energy, providing eleven bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs for over 780 students. It has a chapter for IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (Romanian section). We are proud of our students’ involvement in several international challenges, conferences and various research events.

For the ARISS contact UVT trained 20 pupils aged 12 to 18 who were recruited from different high schools in the county. Their training was offered through the European Space Education and Resource Office ESERO-Romania, which is a collaboration between ESA and national partners (ROSA). The ARISS event is also supported by several companies and associations, namely Vodafone Romania and Start-Tech Association.

The event will be broadcast via

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

1. Medeea (15): What are the qualities that define an astronaut?
2. Ana (16): What is the worst and the best part of your job?
3. Andreea (17): Have you ever felt the impact of space debris hitting the ISS?
4. Mihai (15): What was the most difficult test that you took during your astronaut training?
5. Catalin (12): What is an everyday thing which is extremely difficult on ISS?
6. Diana(17): What is the most beautiful thing that you can see from space?
7. Laurentiu (15): Have you ever observed solar radiation affecting ISS radio communications?
8. Mihai (15): Is radio communication a passion or a job obligation?
9. Alexandra(17): What is the most interesting discovery made on ISS using plasma?
10. Ioana (14): What's the biggest difference between expectation and reality when living in space?
11. Radu (14): Has food the same taste in space?
12. Maria (13): What is the first thing you will be doing when you come back to Earth?
13. Alexandru (18): What is your most challenging task on the ISS?
14. Laura (17): How did your know you had a passion for exploration?
15. Mihnea (18): Do you think spaceflight will be accessible for the masses in the future?
16. Andra (15): Given the chance, would you live exclusively on Earth, or on the ISS?
17. Eusebiu (16): Has space travel changed your life?
18. Carla (17): Is it true that after coming back you shouldn't expose yourself to sunlight?
19. Alexandra (16): What do you do in your free time?
20. Andrei (17): What is the coolest thing that you've done in microgravity?

ARISS is an international educational outreach program partnering the volunteer support and leadership from AMSAT and IARU societies around the world with the ISS space agencies partners: NASA, Russian Space Agency, ESA, CNES, JAXA, and CSA.

ARISS offers an opportunity for students to experience the excitement of Amateur Radio by talking directly with crewmembers on-board 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 mentor
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