At 11:12:33 GMT on Tuesday, October 12, students at Newbury’s Mary Hare School for deaf children will be using amateur radio to talk to astronaut Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Mark will be using the ISS callsign NA1SS and Mary Hare School GB4MHN. The contact should be receiveable across the UK and Europe on a frequency of 145.800 MHz FM.
Watch the That’s TV Solent interview with Alex Ayling from Mary Hare School
Deaf pupils to talk to astronaut on the International Space Station in a world first
Reading Chronicle newspaper report on the planned contact
The latest information on the ARISS operation mode can be found at
What is Amateur Radio? http://www.essexham.co.uk/what-is-amateur-radio
Free UK amateur radio Online Training course https://essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/
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