ARISS Contact - Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Gymnasium together with Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Progymnasium, Vilnius, Lithuania, direct via LY1BWB

Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Gymnasium together with Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Progymnasium, Vilnius, Lithuania, direct via LY1BWB
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS
The scheduled astronaut is Joe Acaba KE5DAR
Contact is a go for: Wed 2018-02-14 12:37:44 UTC 49 deg

Several stations were able to receive parts of the contact:

In production:

In Dev

Congratulations and 73 to all!

More details about the contact from AMSAT-BB:

Streaming video of contact:

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An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Gymnasium together with Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Progymnasium, Vilnius, Lithuania on 14 Feb. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:37 UTC. The duration of the contact is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and LY1BWB. The contact should be audible over Lithuania 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.

We are students of the Vilnius Jonas Basanaviciaus Gymnasium and Progymnasium. Both of the schools are located in Vilnius, in the capital of Lithuania. Here we are taught of all basic subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, math, etc. Our project team was assembled from both schools and each member has their own motivation to join, some of us are here to see what its like to make an amateur radio contact and talk to a person in space, some are here for the generic experience, while others try to figure out if space science would be what they want to do in their future lives. Our team extends from writers, filmmakers to technical people, so everyone can try out everything and do what they like most. Best thing about this project is that it is a very unique way to celebrate the 100 years of Lithuania´s independence. All involved students will be able to mark this historical moment with such a powerful milestone and inspire future generations so that they never stop learning new things and never give up reaching new horizons.

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

  1. Jonas Basanavicius was named person of the century in Lithuania. What kind of person would you choose to be your country’s person of the century?

  2. Can you see Lithuania from your current position?

  3. What is your opinion about inflatable habitats that were tested in the ISS?

  4. If you could ever travel to one of the planets, which would you choose?

  5. How your stay in space differs from what you had expected?

  6. Are there any disagreements between crewmembers?

  7. What extreme situations might be faced in the ISS?

  8. What was the first thing you saw through the window of the ISS?

  9. Who would you be if you were not an Astronaut?

  10. If you had an opportunity to talk to someone from the past, who would it be?

  11. What annoys you the most in ISS?

  12. Is the silence in space deeper that on Earth?

  13. How do you relax in space?

  14. Have you ever seen space junk colliding?

  15. Which do you think is scarier; ascending or landing?

  16. According to which time zone do you celebrate New Year?

  17. How do paper planes fly in the space station?

  18. What is going to be your first meal when you come back?

  19. Do you use lasers made in Lithuania in your work?

20: How long does it take you to catch up with fashion?


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