An amateur radio contact between students at the City of Norwich School GB2CNS and UK astronaut Tim Peake GB1SS took place at 14:40 GMT on Friday, February 26, 2016.
Radio amateur Tim Hare M6HTJ, a Year 10 pupil at CNS, led the space linkup. The pupils asked a range of questions from ‘what happens to the blood if you cut yourself in space’ to ‘what’s your favourite place to fly over’ to ‘what sort of experiments are you doing in space’? The 10 minute live link up was made possible by the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) team.
Daniel Cussen EI9FHB asked John Brier KG4AKV to edit the videos he and Jean Pierre F6DZP had received from the 2395 MHz ISS HamTV transmitter. This was added to the video recorded at the City of Norwich school. The audio from HamTV is used not just the VHF audio.
Watch HamTV ARISS contact with City of Norwich School edited by KG4AKV
Watch the full length 90 minute video of the event
News reports of Norwich school amateur radio contact with Tim Peake
History of HamTV on the ISS https://amsat-uk.org/2016/02/12/history-hamtv-on-iss/
ARISS Principia site https://principia.ariss.org/
What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio
Find an amateur radio training course near you https://thersgb.org/services/coursefinder/
A free booklet is available aimed at introducing newcomers to the hobby that can also be used as a handy reference while getting started, see