Italian School Contact Successful
On Wednesday, November 9, the students at Istituto Comprensivo F. Negri in Casale Monferrato, Italy, experienced a successful contact with the ISS via the telebridge station WH6PN in Hawaii.
Twenty students were able to ask a total of twenty questions of Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, before losing contact with the ISS.
Approximately 1000 students, teachers, parents, representatives of the Board of Directors of the national amateur radio associations, representatives of the Ministry of Education, and other dignitaries attended the event.
The contact audio was webcast, and was fed to the Echolink AMSAT and EDU_NET conference room servers. Twenty-nine connections were made from Thailand, the U.K., U.S.A., Spain, Russia, New Zealand, Mexico, Italy, India, and Australia.