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Over the weekend, 14, visitors from more than 50 countries extended their antennas at the Ham Radio on Lake Constance in order to make contact with each other face-to-face, to glean information about the latest technology, and to report on it to others by radio. With exhibitors and associations from 32 countries presenting themselves, the lecture program was first-rate: in addition to presentations by industry leaders, Nobel Prize Laureate Joe Taylor attracted a great deal of interest among visitors with his remarks. In Hall A1, you could find everything radio communication hobbyists need, from antennas to radio devices through to accessories. The flea market area proved to be a treasure trove of available equipment and a great gathering point for talking shop with fellow experts.
Amateur Radio on the ISS
Ever since the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, hardware was first launched aboard space shuttle Atlantis on STS and transferred to the space station for use by its first crew, it has been used regularly to perform school contacts. With the help of amateur radio clubs and ham radio operators, astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the station have been speaking directly with large groups of people, showing teachers, students, parents and communities how amateur radio energizes students about science, technology and learning. The overall goal of ARISS is to get students interested in mathematics and science by allowing them to talk directly with the crews living and working aboard the station. During that time, chosen students on the ground ask a preselected set of questions, which the crew answers from aboard the station. In preparation for these exchanges, students learn about the space station as well as about radio waves and how amateur radio works.
EchoLink allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to connect to one another over the Internet. You can use EchoLink to connect your station or your computer over the Internet to other amateurs using the same software, and carry on a voice QSO. You can access EchoLink either with a radio or a computer. First, download the software from this Web site.