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  • Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    ARISS contact planned with technical college in Poland

    Saturday February 4, 2012 at approximately 12.41 UTC, which is 13.41 CEWT, an educational  ARISS contact is planned with the Polytechnic school in Walbrzych, Poland. Amateur radio station W6SRJ, located in California, will operate the contact. 


    The Polytechnic school in Walbrzych has been established in 1946. These days it is well known as Secondary Complex School "Energetyk", with a population of over 900 students. They study electricity, electro-mechanics, electronics, technical graphics, telecommunications, IT and  ITC techniques, advertising. The school is equipped for students with disabilities, education is on a very high-level and graduate students can easily find employment. It is the best technical school in Walbrzych.


    Apart from teaching, the school offers many other activities. The Shooting section exists since sixty years and takes leading positions in "The Silver Muskets" contest. Since three years, students take part in the Robotic Group, acquiring knowledge and having a lot of fun, building robots from scratch, according to their own ideas and knowledge. They were several times among the winners in prestigious competitions on an International level. There is also the school band "Underland". The band is well-known in Walbrzych for they perform many concerts, in the city and around. In school is also  active in "Energol TV" and they produce a  newspaper "Alcatraz 2".


    The amateur radio club SP6PBA is located in the school. Besides HF communications with HAM operators all over the World, the club also transmits HAM TV in the 1.2 GHz band.


    The ARISS contact will be conducted in English. It  will be broadcast on EchoLink AMSAT (node 101 377) and JK1ZRW (node 277 208) Conference servers, as well as on IRLP Discovery Reflector 9010.


    Students will ask as many of the following questions as time allows.
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