ARISS Contact - Tehnička škola Zaječar, Zaječar, Serbia, direct via YU1ACR

Tehnička škola Zaječar, Zaječar, Serbia, direct via YU1ACR
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Ricky Arnold KE5DAU
Contact is a go for: Tue 2018-06-19 14:20:20 UTC 50 deg

Several stations were able to receive parts of the contact on both production and development environments:

development environment:

Congratulations and 73 to all!

More details about the contact from AMSAT-BB:

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An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Tehnicka skola Zajecar, Zajecar, Serbia on 19 June. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 14:20 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between YU1ACR and OR4ISS. The contact should be audible over Serbia and adjacent areas. Interested parties are invited to listen in on the 145.80 MHz downlink. The contact is expected to be conducted in English.

Technical school from ZajeËar is a secondary vocational school in Eastern Serbia. The school includes educational profiles in the fields of electrical engineering, transport, mechanical engineering and information technology. For years, the school has been involved in various reform projects secondary vocational education, which resulted in the introduction of new experimental educational profiles mechatronics and information technologies.

An important segment in the school is non-formal education and work in the sections. In the field of robotics, our students record excellent results at national competitions. In 2017, the school launched a state-level “ARDUINO KUP” competition where students displayed their skills in the field of microcontrollers. The competition was organized in 2018, and we hope that the competition will soon take on an international character.

Participants will ask as many of the following questions as time allows:

  1. Do you play any sport on the ISS?

  2. How much do you sleep?

  3. How many days you can spend on the ISS in a row?

  4. How do you feel when you return from ISS to the Earth?

  5. Does everyone sleep at the same time?

  6. Do you eat only prepared food or you can cook something?

  7. How often are you in contact with your family on Earth?

  8. What was your most interesting experience on ISS?

  9. Can you have any allergic reactions on ISS?

  10. How to go to the toilet on ISS?

  11. How many work hours do you have a day?

  12. Did you ever get sick during your stay at the ISS?

  13. Are you sweating during your stay at the ISS?

  14. What fun activities do you do in space?

  15. Do you wear ordinary or special clothes?

  16. What is the experience when during the spacewalk?

  17. What do you miss the most during your stay at the ISS?

  18. Does the ISS make noise?


About ARISS:

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues. With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums. Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio. For more information, see,, and

Thank you & 73,

David - AA4KN