The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA), partnered with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and the Admiralty House Museum and Archives (SONRA Club station VO1BZM), hosted an ARISS contact on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 1440 Z. Air cadets were present for the event to speak with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield via Amateur Radio.


“Thank You” to the Air Cadets and fellow amateurs that put their time and effort in the make this ARISS contact happen!”

Also thanks to Everett Price VO1DK, RAC Atlantic Regional Director and Past President of SONRA (1991-1992), for the tremendous effort and success that he has helped his team achieve and our ARISS mentor Wayne Harasimovitch VE1WPH, VE1ISS for helping us through the details and preparation. Thank you Wayne!

Doug Mercer VO1DTM / VO1DM CEC
Radio Amateurs of Canada
Chief Field Services Officer
President, Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs


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