Jim K9BIG and guest speaker Maury W4HYB
Making contact with the ISS
Jim K9BIG working with comm students
Production crew students check equipment
ISS Expedition 12 Commander
Bill McArthur, KC5ACR from NA1SS
at the International Space Station
We would like
the hams that
to the success
of this project:
would also like to
and thank you
for your participation
known to no other
in order of appearance:
with the International Space Station from
High School a total success!
March 28 2006
Local time) - 18:01 UTC
Radio Society (KARS) education
Schreiner (K9BIG) along with BBCHS's
bearing students certainly shined today
as a flawless
ARISS contact unfolded in front of a
of 600 plus students, faculty and
the entire school of nearly 2000 watched
in the classrooms
on the school cable channel.
the contact live on cable channel 4.
audio server had 150 connects while
on the KARS W9AZ 444.80 mhz repeater.
Here for KARS mp3 version of the ARISS Contact,
mB, 16kbps, audio sample rate 11 kHz, mono, duration 13:35
Here for SPACE TV mp3 version,
mB, 48kbps, audio sample rate 44 kHz, mono, duration 10:18
On top of
all this, BBCHS built for this event a special
that had just over 1,000 hits to the live show,
hits to the recorded version at this time.
Here if you would like to watch the 55 minute
from the BBCHS web site ARISS page now.
the media including
WKAN 1320 AM
WVLI 95.1 FM
WGFA 94.1 FM
and the Chicago
covered the historic event with our thanks.
a science teacher at BBCHS
has been working
on this project three years.
has certainly been rewarded today.
A special additional
feature was added when Jim
Shumaker W4HYB of Manassas,
Virginia as guest
speaker at the event.
Maury, a past
president of the Kankakee Area Radio
Society and 1953
graduate of BBCHS has driven in
from his home
in Virginia to speak to the school.
Maury was the
Vice-Director of the Space Shuttle
Maury gave an
excellent talk on growing up
in the Bradley
- Bourbonnais school system, the
teachers at BBCHS
back then that helped inspire
him as well as
help him receive his ham radio license.
Maury gave insight
into the space shuttle and his
many NASA projects over the years.
of the Kankakee Area Radio Society
Jim on a job very well done.
We have remained
totally committed to this project
and are pleased
announce this ARISS contact
anyone's expectations in this organization.
Jim, you and
the KARS membership have helped bring
into the spotlight today in such a
express our gratitude for your dedication.
We would also
like to acknowledge the talented skills
of the Communications
Students of BBCHS.
This entire show
was produced and recorded by the
of BBCHS's Communications Class.
We are very impressed
with the professional attitude
and skill these
students displayed during the making
of this super
production. The archive they have
produced is in
our opinion a precious record for the
people of the
Bradley, Bourbonnais and Kankakee
area to enjoy
for many years to come.
We sincerely hope
you learned something new about
in Kankakee County today.
Did you also
know that the KARS club is an active
regional storm / weather spotting?
The KARS repeater
systems are wide area coverage
facilitate weather spotting nicely.
Our sole source
of operating funds to maintain these
come from our annual hamfest
(Electronics / Computer Show) held in
IL at the Will County Fairgrounds in July.
meetings are held the first Tuesday of
each month at
Provena St Mary's Hospital.
The public is
If you would like
to know more about ham radio and
perhaps how to
get involved in this fascinating hobby,
we refer you
to the (Hello) page of the ARRL web site
ARRL is the national
association for AMATEUR RADIO.
Our thanks to NASA,
the ARISS program,
is an international educational outreach,
Radio Relay League,
ISS Commander Bill
ARISS mentor Charlie
Area Radio Society,
the faculty, staff
and students of
- Bourbonnais High School
for helping to make
all of this possible.
US participation by ARRL,
Known links of the BBCHS
contact outside KARS w9az.com web:
Tribune: BBCHS ARISS contact story
TV: BBCHS ARISS contact questions, mp3
WEB: BBCHS ARISS contact story
ARC WEB: BBCHS ARISS contact story