Go To Meeting/Teleconference
November 15, 2022 – 1100 UTC
Francesco De Paolis
Roll Call—Martha took attendance by using the names shown on the Go To Meeting screen.
Frank welcomed everyone to today’s meeting and said it is ‘amazing’ what we are doing. Our accomplishments cannot be done without support and passion of everyone on the ARISS team. ARISS is important.
- Call for Acceptance of Minutes – Frank Bauer KA3HDO and Martha Muir W4MSA
For the ARISS-International Monthly Meeting on October 18, 2022 Martha recorded the minutes and distributed the file to ARISS Delegates prior to this ARISS-I meeting. Ciaran made a motion to accept the minutes. Glenn seconded that motion. The minutes was adopted without dissent and will be sent to Carol Jackson to be posted on the ARISS-I webpage.
2. Plans for Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Ham Radio on Human Space Flight – Frank Bauer
Amateur Radio has been used in space since Owen Garriott made contacts from space in November-December of 1983. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of this. We want to celebrate this anniversary with some special events to be held at or near the Kennedy Space Center during the week of December 4, 2023. We also want to highlight this achievement throughout the coming year.
Celebration ideas include
-an ARISS meeting
-Education presentation panel/conference
-Operations accomplishments with a focus on student contacts
-Astronaut panel session
-Students now involved in STEM careers
-Gala dinner under the Saturn V.
-Set up a 40th anniversary committee
-Generate and gather oral and video histories
-Tony Hutchinson is a great resource of history
-Get venue reserved and hotels selected
Stefan suggested we have a special contact involving contacts in multiple countries.
Rosalie suggested a POTA or IOTA event involving ARISS. (POTA: parks on the air. IOTA: islands on the air)
Lou suggested we not forget some of the pioneering stations in South Africa and Australia.
Gianpietro suggested we include a SSTV event so that we can share with the ham community.
Graham suggested we bring something commemorative – such as a t-shirt or something related to Owen Garriott’s efforts. We’d need/want HAM-TV on the ISS so that folks could watch this.
Lou said there are patches from the era of these missions involving ham radio. There is a wealth of memories of these missions. Glenn said that organizations in different countries have resources that could be tapped. We need to engage astronauts and VIPs in this.
Frank suggested that we have a special ARISS contact with the audience at our celebration event.
Rosalie suggested we offer special commemorative ARISS challenge coins for donations. She also suggested we get NASA to make public service announcements about this anniversary.
Francesco suggested we produce a special commemorative patch to mark and celebrate the 40 years.
Who will serve on this committee? Frank and Shizuo have already volunteered. Frank said we need to have a diversity of folks and asked each region to figure out who they will put on the committee to represent them. Lou said we need to reach out to Gil Carman – ‘none of this would have happened without him.’
If you're interested in being on the committee, let Frank know.
Armand suggested that each region of ARISS invite space societies to join us such as ESA and other space agencies and societies.
3. 2023 Face to Face meeting status update – Oliver Amend
Oliver said that the 2023 Face to Face meeting will be held on April 18, 19, 20 at ESTEC. There will be a social dinner on the 19th. The hall where we will be meeting has room for only 40 people. Oliver is searching for hotel reservations.
Oliver is working on the schedule. As of now, Tuesday will welcome folks to the meeting. Wednesday will focus on education. Thursday will focus on operations and wrap up. Friday will be a back up day to be used only if necessary.
Oliver asked folks interested in attending the meeting to let the ARISS-I officers know. They should also mention their hotel needs.
Glenn asked if it will be possible to ‘attend’ the meeting electronically. Oliver said yes. It will be available via GoToMeeting or WebEx (to be worked out later).
Frank asked if there will be the opportunity to tour the facilities. Yes, said Oliver, most likely on Tuesday or Thursday.
4. Ham TV Update – Frank Bauer
Frank said there are three operations scenarios to get HamTV operational on the ISS:
- Operations Soonest aims operate the unit the way it did before it failed.
- Integrate it into the IORS.
- HamTV integrated with IORS and HDMI with ID generator. This will use the updated HDMI camera.
Any Other Business
Emanuele brought up the Artemis launch and heard about a Telespazio and Goonhilly connection. Goonhilly is supporting the Artemis I mission for communications. Frank suggested that if Emanuele has any additional info or questions to send it to the ARISS-I officers.
Next meeting: December 20, 2022 at 1200 UTC.
Martha Muir, ARISS-I Secretary