A historical day, the first ARISS contact with YOTA
- Category: Youth - general
- Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016 07:46
- Written by Lisa, PA2LS
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Today was a historical day for youth and amateur radio. In the Youngsters On The Air camp in Austria the first YOTA contact ever was made with the International Space Station. More than 100 young radio amateur from about 30 countries were attending this contact. 20 Of the young HAM’s had the chance to talk to astronaut Jeff Williams, KD5TVQ. The contact was setup as a telebridge contact via VK4KHZ.
The Austrian national television channel ORF made a video of the contact.
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