Donderdag 20 juni 12:48 UTC
Rechtstreeks ARISS school contact met Claygate, Engeland

Op donderdag 20 juni is er om 12:48 UTC een rechtstreekse verbinding gepland tussen een school in Claygate, Engeland en Nick Hague, KG5TMV, in het internationale ruimtestation ISS. De verbinding op 145,800 MHz in FM moet hier in Nederland zeker goed te volgen zijn.


Hieronder volgt de voorstelling van de school en de vragen die door de kinderen gesteld gaan worden.


73’s PE1KEH


An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Nick Hague KG5TMV with participants at Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate, United Kingdom.

The events is planned THURSDAY June 20 at 12.48 UTC (14.48 CEST).
The contact will be a direct between NA1SS and GB4RPS. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz

School presentation

Rowan Preparatory School is a vibrant, friendly and nurturing community where girls are encouraged to be themselves. Our school is an independent preparatory school for girls between the ages of 2 to 11, located in the heart of Claygate (near Esher) in Surrey. A school with traditional values and a forward thinking approach to education, we seek to offer a broad and adventurous curriculum full of exciting opportunities.

School life at Rowan is inspiring and offers a breadth of experiences which develop the whole child. The warmth that is evident when you walk through the door at Rowan creates the ideal learning environment for girls to fulfil their potential. They are nurtured and allowed to grow as individuals, encouraged to take risks and have a go at new skills and interests which will enrich their lives. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are at the heart of the curriculum at Rowan. Girls make the most of our dedicated specialist teaching spaces and delight in practical learning opportunities in the Engineering and Technology suite. From 3D printers to our radio recording studio, the environment at Rowan is geared towards encouraging creative and exciting learning, ensuring that the girls explore, question and discover in every area of learning. We are passionate about bringing STEM subjects to life and encouraging the girls to see how these subjects translate into the world bey!
ond school. Experiences which will foster successful and inspirational women of the future!

Rowan girls are prepared for the transition to a wide range of successful day and boarding schools and we pride ourselves on finding the right senior school environment for each and every girl. A personalised approach to learning and outstanding pastoral care in our happy environment, ensures that every girl develops a genuine love of learning.

Students Questions:

1. Sophia (Yr 1): How did the International Space Station get built when it just balances in the air?
2. Izzy (Yr 2): What are the challenges to growing food in space if astronauts are to stay in space for longer?
3. Emily (Yr 3): Does your digestion change because in space there is no gravity so your intestine will float in your body?
4. Ashley (Yr 4): Of all the experiments that you have done in space, what has given the most surprising result or has been the most exciting?
5. Alessi (Yr 5): If you spin a ball in the ISS will it keep spinning or will it stop, and if it stops, what stops it?
6. Alannah: (Yr 6): In the future, will it be possible that someone can spend their entire life in space and if so, would their life expectancy change?
7. Grace (Yr 2): If you do a handstand in space does your blood go to your head if there is no gravity?
8. Delilah (Yr 4): Is there anything you could learn about how bacteria and viruses behave in space that could help us defeat infectious bugs around the Earth?
9. Emilia (Yr 5): NASA have said that they will establish a permanent presence on the moon within the next decade, how will they do this and what is the most exciting benefit for human kind?
10. Anya (Yr 6): In all of your time spent on board the ISS, what is the most exciting and extraordinary thing that you have experienced?
11. Sophia saying Zoe’s question (Yr 1): What new information about space are you hoping to learn?
12. Izzy saying Ballie’s question (Yr 2): Can you escape from a black hole?
13. Emily saying Eloise’s question (Yr 3): We have learnt that astronauts are very busy and work long hours. So when you have free time, what do you do for fun?
14. Ashley saying Annabel’s question (Yr 4): How do you get rid of rubbish in space?
15. Alessi saying Sabine’s question (Yr 5): What are you looking forward to the most in nature when you return?
16. Alannah saying Lucy’s question (Yr 6): Our teachers and parents tell us that having a balanced diet is important. Is your diet closely monitored or do you have freedom to choose what you eat? What is your favourite meal?
17. Grace saying Olivia’s question (Yr 1): How do you sleep in space?
18. Delilah saying Amelia’s question (Yr 3): What kind of dangers might you experience in space?
19. Emilia saying Luna’s question (Yr 2): What is the most beautiful thing you can see in space?
20. Anya saying 4J’s question (Yr 4): We have heard that some people don’t believe that the Moon landing took place, what is the best evidence that we have to disprove this theory?

Woensdag 19 juni 2019, 8:49 UTC, ARISS – ISS schoolcontact met Tasmanië ook via internet te volgen

Op woensdag 19 juni om 8:49 UTC is weer een schoolcontact met David St-Jacques, KG5FYI, in het internationale ruimtestation ISS gepland. De school is dit keer in Tasmanië (Australië) gelegen en buiten ons bereik. Het contact is echter een telebridge verbinding die via het ARISS grondstation van IK1SLD in Italie loopt. Daardoor zal een groot deel van het contact ook hier in Nederland rechtstreeks te volgen zijn op 145,800 MHz in FM. Bijzonder is dat Claudio, IK1SLD, zijn activiteit en de audio van het contact rechtstreeks via internet doorgeeft. Het webadres hiervoor is Zijn webstream start 15 minuten voor aanvang van het contact met ISS.

Hieronder volgt de voorstelling van de school en de lijst met vragen die door de kinderen gesteld gaan worden.


73’s PE1KEH




ARISS – ISS schoolcontact for Tasmania web streamed

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYI with participants at King Island District High School, Currie, TAS, Australia.

The event is scheduled Wednesday June 19, 2019 to begin at approximately 08:49 UTC, which is 10:49 CEST.

The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD, located in northern Italy. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz

Moreover, the event will be web streamed on <> starting about 15 min before AOS

School Information:

King Island District High School is located in the Bass Strait off the North West Coast of Tasmania. We cater for approximately 210 students from Kinder to Year 10. Our school is at the heart of our community, we value each student and their family. We have been striving to create resilient, innovative lifelong learners; our school has been on a learning journey with Literacy and Numeracy as our core fundamentals. Our students have the opportunities for on-island and off-island camps from Year 3 and up, we participate in sporting events in mainland Tasmania, we have students from Kinder to Year 10 being able to access specialist Music and Art lessons. We are grateful to have a well resourced MDT room, Computer Lab, kitchen which has then eventuated into a school café ‘The Rock Café’, which offers café style lunches, drinks and monthly dinners to our community giving our students first-hand experience of hospitality. We are also in the process of building our own golf hole to fit in with the islands golfing influx of late.

Students First Names & Questions:

1. Brooke: Why did you become an astronaut?
2. Declan: What training do you need to be an astronaut to go to space and where did you do your training?
3. Tia: What sort of food do you eat and how do you determine your meal times in space?
4. Evan: What do you d in your spare time so you don’t get bored while in space?
5. Molly: Does it get lonely in space?
6. Katina: How do you exercise in space?
7. Angus: How old is the International Space Station and do parts wear out in space like they do on earth?
8. Ameila: What is your job on the ISS and how do you do it?
9. Carlos: What are space worms and why are they so important in space?
10. Lawson: How long does it take to orbit the earth?
11. Caedel: Have you researched the black hole and if so, how big is it?
12. Angus: What kind of research do you do?
13. Janelle: Do you have any advice for any of our students wishing to follow in your career path?

IARU/VERON 50 en 70 MHz contest op 15 en 16 juni 2019

Hierbij nodig ik iedereen uit om deel te nemen aan de VERON 50 en 70MHz contest. De contest start op 2019-06-15 14:00 UTC en eindigt op 2019-06-16 14:00u. Gelijktijdig wordt in heel region 1 de IARU 50 en 70MHz gehouden. Dit staat garant voor voldoende activiteit.


Voor een verbinding dient uitgewisseld te worden de beide roepnamen, QTH locator van 6 tekens, RST rapport en een volgnr te beginnen met 001. De afstand in kilometers tussen de twee stations is het aantal behaalde punten voor een verbinding. Voor de einduitslag worden per deelnemer van alle verbindingen de kilometers opgeteld.
Deze contest is het eerste deel van de VERON 50/70MHz competitie. Deel twee van deze competitie wordt gehouden in het weekend van 2019-07-06.

Het volledige reglement van de contest staat hier. De regels van de IARU staan hier.


Deelnemen kan eenvoudig door het EDI log in VHFREG1 formaat te uploaden naar de contestrobot. De contestrobot staat op deze website. De ontvangen logs worden door de nationale contestmanager doorgestuurd naar de IARU.


Digitale mode
Het is in de 50/70MHz contest toegestaan om verbindingen te maken in digitale mode zoals FT8, MSK144, JT6M etc. Er wordt geen verschil gemaakt met SSB/CW voor wat betreft de uit te wisselen gegevens. Dus ook in de digitale mode uitwisselen zoals bij SSB/CW: beiden roepnamen, QTH locator van 6 tekens, RST rapport en volgnummer. Deze verbindingen dienen in het EDI log te worden gekenmerkt met mode_code “7”.
Nu was deze eis vorig jaar niet de realiseren omdat de digitale modes door de beperkte bericht omvang daarvoor niet geschikt waren. Behalve bij meteorscatter modes zoals JT6M, FSK441 kon het wel. Echter sinds begin dit jaar hebben programma’s zoals WSJT-X of MSHV met het populaire FT8 wel deze mogelijkheid. We verwachten daardoor extra contestactiviteit.

Voorbeeld van het verloop van een FT8 contest qso:

NR Bericht Toelichting
1 CQ TEST PA3XYZ JO21 PA3XYX zendt CQ contest
2 PA3XYZ 9H1PQR JM75 9H1PQR zendt en roept PA3XYZ aan
3 9H1PQR 590001 JO21QK PA3XYZ zendt en komt retour met rapport volgnummer en locator
4 PA3XYZ R 550003 JM75MM 9H1PQR zendt en bevestigt de ontvangst middels de “R” en geeft nu zijn rapport, volgnummer en locator.
5 9H1PQR PA3XYZ RR73 PA3XYZ zendt en bevestigd de ontvangst middels de “R” en bedankt 9H1PQR.
6 PA3XYZ 9H1PQR 73 9H1PQR zendt en bedankt PA3XYZ.
7 CQ TEST PA3XYZ JO21 PA3XYX zendt CQ contest.


Duitse stations mogen contesten op 6m
In Duitsland gelden er beperkingen om op 6m te mogen uitzenden. Een van de beperkingen was dat duitse statons niet mogen contesten op 6 m. Deze beperking is dit jaar opgeheven. In de frequentieband 50.08 – 51 MHz en in de periode mei tot september is het voor duitse stations nu toegestaan om mee te doen met contesten. Er zal dus verhoogde activiteit ten oosten van ons te verwachten zijn.


Ik wens iedereen heel veel contestplezier en hoop dat er heel veel E-skip propagatie zal zijn. Ik wil tevens iedereen oproepen om zijn log in te sturen, ook zijn het maar een paar verbindingen. Laat zien dat de 50 en 70 MHz band leeft.


73 Rob PE1ITR

VERON VHF Contestmanager