- Feb 21: Last week’s report described school activities revolving around the Faith Christian Academy ARISS contact on Feb. 14 in Orlando, FL. A week later, radio station WMFE posted photos and an interview by space reporter Brendan Byrne. The outstanding report of the events was for the station’s news segment, and is at: http://www.wmfe.org/students-talk-with-astronaut-on-space-station-with-a-little-help-from-amateur-radio-operators/97375.
- Feb. 21: As the NASA On The Air Slow Scan TV image transmissions wound down, the ARISS team received a number of emails from people who participated for the first time and really enjoyed downloading images. Here is an example:
- “I did not take a selfie of my first endeavor into non-conventional RF operation. But picture an adult man in his suburban front yard Saturday AM, in sweatshirt, slippers and pajama bottoms pointing a handheld-radio in the air and recording a sound stream into his smartphone -- having little idea of what he was doing or what would happen (and hoping the neighbors were not watching). Through trial and error, I obtained an SSTV image by playing the recorded audio into the CQ SSTV app on my IPad. It wasn't the greatest print, but one of the coolest things I've done in amateur radio! The icing on the cake was that night at a dinner party with friends (all non-hams), the question was posed to me if my radio hobby has progressed into the modern tech age. What a great story I was able to share!”
- Feb 25: Huntington High School students in Huntington, TX will have an ARISS contact with David St-Jacques. [Trying to re-schedule and determine what happened.]
- Mar 5: CEIP Nuestra Senora Del Carmen students in Torre De La Reina, Spain will be talking with David St-Jacques.