Contact with the International Space Station and Doctor Robert Thirsk on October 14,2009
We at the Calgary Space Workers (CSW) have enjoyed our involvment with the "Amateur Radio on the International Space Station" (ARRIS). We were proud to have supplied the equipment and assisted in the setup with these brilliant amateur radio enthusiasts.
The next contact is for the students of the GlenmoreChristianAcademy (16520 - 24th Street S.W.). This is the school that Doctor Robert Thirsk went to as a child.
Okay - after talking with Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ, we need to arrive sooner than I first anticipated.
The school will be open at 6:30 AM. Bev Thirsk is doing a presentation that will start at 9:00 AM sharp. In this regard we need to be settled in with all equipment in place and working. We should also try tracking the previous ISS pass (the one before our contact at 10:01 AM), which is approximately at 8:30 AM.
The bottom line - we ALL need to arrive by 6:45 AM or at the very latest - 7:00 AM.
I will be leaving my place (Harvest Hills) at 6:00 AM. This should put me at the school by 6:50 AM - given there are no major tie ups on Deerfoot Trail. FYI - Deerfoot is already humming at 6:00 AM.
Ken Oelke - VE6AFO PS - I will be at Sunridge Coffee this Saturday so - if you are there, I will see you there
I took a 'snap shot' (attached) of what appears to be an earlier time for our pass than what was slated for our scheduled contact on Oct. 14, 2009.
Our contact time is slated for 10:01:09 local time.
The predictions, with the latest keps, appear to be 9:58:16 local time. I get this with Nova, Ham Radio Deluxe and the latest piece of software I found called WX Tracker. I really like this one - very neat!
Anyway - just thought I would mention this for those counting, like me.
See you all EARLY (6:45 to 7:00 AM) tomorrow!! Leave earlier for road conditions.
Ken Oelke - VE6AFO
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