Rockwall ARISS Status Update

Tim Johnson K5TCJ

Steve Orr W5SO et. al. have organized an ISS / school contact that is scheduled for the week of February 24th.

With the assistance of a lot of folks, the plan and needed equipment is coming together.

The primary station is ready, but the secondary station needs help.

ARISS specifications call for 100 Watts on the uplink.  The rig currently slated for the secondary station is a 50 Watt rig.


To meet this specification, they still need to secure the loan of the following equipment:


A 2 meter FM 100 Watt capable rig, or a power amp capable of 100 Watts output, and

2 2 meter receive pre-amps.


If you’ve got these items and can loan them for this event, you will be contributing to a valuable learning experience and the introduction of Ham Radio to the next generation of operators.


If you can help, please contact Steve Orr W5SO at skworr@...


Please pass this on to other reflectors, to give this request a wider distribution.


Thanks and 73,


Tim Johnson - K5TCJ

Plano Amateur Radio Klub - VP.

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