Devon school students to contact ISS

ISS contact with Bampton SchoolYoung people at Bampton School in Devon will get an opportunity to use amateur radio to talk to an astronaut on the International Space Station on Tuesday, October 8.

The school has tweeted:
“The news we’ve all been waiting for: @BamptonSCH contact with @Space_Station will take place Tues 8th October at 13:51:26. Children will be asking questions to astronaut @AstroDrewMorgan KI5AAA. Questions are with NASA & we’ll let you know who’ll be asking them very soon!”

The ISS contact with GB4BPS at the school should be receiveable across the British Isles and North West Europe on 145.800 MHz FM (Note ISS uses 5 kHz FM deviation so wider RX filter for 25 kHz channel spacing is better).

The contact with Drew Morgan KI5AAA operating NA1SS is currently planned for Tuesday, October 8 at 12:51:26 GMT (1:51 PM BST) but as with all ISS contacts last minute changes can take place.

It should be possible to receive the 145.800 MHz signal online from anywhere in the world by using a UK-based WebSDR such as:
SUWS Farnham WebSDR

The contact is planned to be streamed live at

Bampton School

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