From there we were appointed an ARISS Technical Mentor named John Kludt (K4SQC) from Atlanta, GA. An ARISS Technical Mentor advises on the logistics and equipment needed for your situation. Our mentor provided us with the TeleBridge and instructed us on how it needed to be installed into the phone and the theater’s sound systems.

A TELEBRIDGE connection is where a dedicated ARISS amateur radio ground station, located somewhere in the world, establishes the radio link with the ISS. Voice communications between the students and the astronauts are then patched over regular telephone lines. Ray Smith (N3TWU) and Dave Dice (KB3PCA) installed and tested the TeleBridge prior to the event.


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Posted on Nov 21, 2015
By Brad Jones - KB3SWW