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Ariss
Okay, so, what is Ariss? Ariss stands for Amateur Radio on the International Space Station. Yes that’s right they use Amateur Radio up there too, I mean is that cool? or is that cool? During Tim Peake’s time on the Space Station, Ariss UK had ten contacts with him from different schools around the country, Not only did they use Amateur Radio but they also used Amateur TV at some locations too, so not only could students talk to him and hear him they could also see him at the same time and bringing much better quality pictures than the Apollo missions to the moon, what this experience does to  student’s morale must be colossal, if this had been around in my schooldays I would have got some unimaginable boost from this, Just seeing it happen is fantastic to me as I’ve always wanted to perform space communications from a personal point of view. Okay so technology has in fact moved on from the likes of 1969 yes, but these people have developed the skills and the know how to perform this task to a very high standard and as the Amateur Licence states it’s for Self Learning, Self Teaching (Hmm I think they have that pretty much covered don’t you?) Another point to add is that Every single time a school or college make a contact with the ISS it is in fact an experiment for the team too. I have just started to embark on a mission to bring the Ariss team to a school in Dagenham, I feel that the students there would get a tremendous lift from this experience and give them a wonderful memory for life. You can monitor the space station for yourself on 145.800 MHz just using a handheld radio and the standard antenna.
On 14th October 2018 at the RSGB Convention, Ciaran Morgan M0XTD made contact with Astronaut Dr. Serena M. Auñón.(Pictured Left) Contact was a bit worrying at first because we could clearly hear her but she couldn’t hear us, Fortunately it was a temporary issue (just as well, you don’t get too long). Great to hear though and so clear
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IPK London.uk I am a firm believer that education at Primary school is equally important as in secondary school, yes you understand more as you get older but what you can learn at primary school can spark a lifelong interest. For me I became interested in radio with the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, yes there were television pictures direct from the Lunar surface but what I was more interested in was the time in between, the journey out and the journey back when all you could do was hear them and that unmistakable sound of the Roger beep. At that time I was only 12 years old, it has stayed with me ever since. So at that age any youngster can be inspired to achieve great things that’s for sure. That is why I have taken the idea of a school contact to a local school to me. I see pupils from the nearby Thomas Arnold school walk past everyday and everyday I think let’s get them talking to the ISS and see just how inspired they can become. Amateur Radio? Yeah right, these guys are nigh on professional in their approach and skill, their enthusiasm just seems to rub off on everyone concerned, not only do they take you through the contact but teach the students quite a bit as to what they and the ISS are doing and Ciaran M0XTD takes us through the whole event.                 If you know a school that would like to host such an event then contact Ciaran who I am sure will help you through the process.
TX Factor, Ottery St Mary, Devon contact with Tim Peake
ARISS UK, Bampton Primary School, Bampton again in Devon
Tim Peake shows how Ariss signals are picked up from Earth and how he talks back. These contacts are to introduce students to STEM subjects (Science Technology  Engineering and Mathematics), all of this done at 25 times the speed of sound.
The 1000th ARISS Contact (Well done to them)
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Ariss
Okay, so, what is Ariss? Ariss stands for Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Yes that’s right they use Amateur Radio up there too, I mean is that cool? or is that cool? During Tim Peake’s time on the Space Station, Ariss UK had ten contacts with him from different schools around the country, Not only did they use Amateur Radio but they also used Amateur TV at some locations too, so not only could students talk to him and hear him they could also see him at the same time and bringing much better quality pictures than the Apollo missions to the moon, what this experience does to  student’s morale must be colossal, if this had been around in my schooldays I would have got some unimaginable boost from this, Just seeing it happen is fantastic to me as I’ve always wanted to perform space communications from a personal point of view. Okay so technology has in fact moved on from the likes of 1969 yes, but these people have developed the skills and the know how to perform this task to a very high standard and as the Amateur Licence states it’s for Self Learning, Self Teaching (Hmm I think they have that pretty much covered don’t you?) Another point to add is that Every single time a school or college make a contact with the ISS it is in fact an experiment for the team too. I have just started to embark on a mission to bring the Ariss team to my old school in Dagenham, I feel that the students there would get a tremendous lift from this experience and give them a wonderful memory for life. You can monitor the space station for yourself on 145.800 MHz just using a handheld radio and the standard antenna.
On 14th October 2018 at the RSGB Convention, Ciaran Morgan M0XTD made contact with Astronaut Dr. Serena M. Auñón.(Pictured Left) Contact was a bit worrying at first because we could clearly hear her but she couldn’t hear us, Fortunately it was a temporary issue (just as well, you don’t get too long). Great to hear though and so clear
Ariss Ariss
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IPK London.uk
I am a firm believer that education at Primary school is equally important as in secondary school, yes you understand more as you get older but what you can learn at primary school can spark a lifelong interest. For me I became interested in radio with the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, yes there were television pictures direct from the Lunar surface but what I was more interested in was the time in between, the journey out and the journey back when all you could do was hear them and that unmistakable sound of the Roger beep. At that time I was only 10 years old, it has stayed with me ever since. So at that age any youngster can be inspired to achieve great things that’s for sure. That is why I have taken the idea of a school contact to a local school to me. I see pupils from the nearby Thomas Arnold school walk past everyday and everyday I think let’s get them talking to the ISS and see just how inspired they can become. Amateur Radio? Yeah right, these guys are nigh on professional in their approach and skill, their enthusiasm just seems to rub off on everyone concerned, not only do they take you through the contact but teach the students quite a bit as to what they and the ISS are doing and Ciaran M0XTD takes us through the whole event. If you know a school that would like to host such an event then contact Ciaran who I am sure will help you through the process.