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Thursday, 18 October 2018


The ARISS programme at the School  will be organised in the week from 19-24th November 2018. The students will ask the following questions to astronaut:

1.        MASTER MOHAMMAD ALMAS LARI (17): What time zone do you follow?
2.        MASTER SARTHAK CHAUHAN (16): In the presence of the sun our earth receives light but why there is always dark in space outside the earth?
3.        MASTER TANAY BACHROULLIA (17): How does your previous career affect how you approach things now as an astronaut?
4.        MASTER RISHABH RAJPUT (16): What are the advances related to the field of astrobiology?
5.        MASTER KUSHAGRA RAVINDRA LAL (17): Mystery of secret laboratory named ‘Area S ‘1’? If present, what are the researches done in that laboratory?
6.        MASTER AMARPREET SINGH PURI (16): Are there many mysteries related to the dark side of the moon and if there, then what is it?
7.        MASTER HARSH KUMAR (15): How much does a spacesuit weigh?
8.        MASTER SURIN MANI TRIPATHI (15): What are your achievements since you has been an astronaut?
9.        MASTER PRATEEK SHARMA (16): Was it your aim to become an astronaut since you were a kid or it was a changed choice?
10.     MASTER RISHI KUMAR YADAV (14): Since today no one is able to travel through the speed of light but our NASA scientist and astronaut keep working and inventing different things on the basis of speed of light. So why no one or nor a machine is able to travel through speed of light?
11.     MASTER VISHAL RAJPUT (13): How do you feel when you go in the space without trees, plants, family & with zero gravity? What food do you eat in the space and how do you excrete?
12.     MASTER KUSHAL JAISWAL (16): The closest star to the earth is Proxima centauri. It is 39,900,000,000,000 km away from earth. How much time it would take to reach their by the speed of light? Is someone or something send from earth to Proxima centauri?
13.     MASTER DEEPANSHU (15): How do astronauts fight from space sickness?
14.     MS TISYA SINGH (13): What is the density of black hole?
15.     MS KIMPREET KAUR (13): How many stars are there in solar system?
16.     MS SHALINI DAS (14): Should we be worried about creating a black hole?
17.     MS LAKHPA DOLMA SHERPA (16): How did early astronomers calculate accurate solar system position?
18.     MS KAJOL MEHROTRA (16): How did the universe begins? What happened during the big-bang?
19.     MS AASTHA GUPTA (18): Is it true that Andromeda Galaxy is moving towards us?
20.     MS VANSHIKA SINGH (18): Why do the outer gas giant planets rotate faster than the inner terrestrial planet?


During India International Science & Film Festival, was held at Lucknow from 05th Oct to 08th October 2018, an eye ball QSO was organised at club. Many Radio Radio Amateurs from different parts of VU land have participated in IISF-2018. OM  VILAS VU2VPR and OM MILIND VU2MSB visted our club.

Although we have also made registration to participate in the mega event and our participation have been confirmed by event organisors but at last moment  the category of  event to be participated has been changed. Therefor we could not participate in the mega event. 

I have applied for temporary change of location of my station and same has been received in time. But I was unable to give DEMO/ presentation. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

International Science Literature and Film Festival IISF 2018


I am very much delighted to inform that 

The organisers are pleased to confirm our registration for the International Science Literature and Film Festival, IISF 2018 being held at Lucknow during 06-08 October 2018. Let us witness the Mega Scientific Event of 2018.  

Please visit the link given below for more information

We, on behalf of our club VU2LKO, invite & request also to all Radio Amateurs to help us in this regard either ON The AIR, physically being present at venue or any other method whichever you can do.  The help received in any mode will be highly appreciated.

H.A.L. Scouts Group Amateur Radio Club (VU2LKO), Lucknow


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

ARISS School Contact Programme at Templeton Academy International, Nainital, India

It was informed by ARISS Asia - Japan school Contact programme  Mentor Satoshi Yasuda, 7M3TJZ that the same will be organised at Templeton Academy International, Nainital, India in  November 2018 (week 19-24 November)

Wednesday, 25 July 2018


1.    Parnika Mehrotra (12Yrs): What is the trip to space like? How do you feel emotionally and physically while in the rocket ship?
2.    Saranya Singh (12Yrs): What are the academic requirements for becoming an astronaut?

3.     Armaan Yusuf (13Yrs): Even if we discover water on Mars, humans still can’t live there due to its high C02 content. Any solution to this problem.         (

4.    Mariam Malik 13Yrs):  What are you directed to do when you somehow get away with your group?

5.    Chahek Awasthi (16Yrs): What are the problems faced while travelling in space?

6.    Aishani Singh (17Yrs):  With all the problems and poverty in this world, why do    you feel it is important to spend money on space travel?

7.    Aditya Singh (13Yrs): How do you feel when you see the space and the earth for the first time and how do you feel when you do the spacewalk for the first time?    

8.    Devika Shawla (16Yrs) : What health precautions and preparations do you have to make for a space travel?     

9.    Aditya Shukla (16Yrs):  What is it like to live in the space without witnessing any physical manifestation of time?     

10. Siddharth Sagar (12Yrs): What are astronauts suit made up of?  

11. Chandransh Singh (15Yrs) : Do you face any physical or physiological problems in space?  

12. Aditi Singh (11Yrs) : Can we travel through a wormhole?

13. Aasdi Kumar (11Yrs) : How is your life different from us? Isn’t it hard to live there?  

14. Amey Mohan (12Yrs) Have you ever seen anything you could not explain while in space?   

15. Ayushi Jain (15Yrs) : What does it feel like to be in zero gravity? Did you feel the same as you felt during simulation on earth?                                     

16. Gaurav Yadav (11Yrs)  If space is expanding rapidly where is the volume coming from?  

17. Suzanne Qadar (11 Yrs) : If you are headed to space again, what will be your ideal mission?                                              

18. Aman Arun (17Yrs) : Is there an important lesson of life which can only be comprehended when one lies in space?         

19. Anoushka Mathur (13 Yrs) Could you trace some resources in space or any planet which is useful for us and we can use for our next generation?        

20. Rimjhim Mishra (17Yrs) : What if you got lost in space, would you look for hope or you will starve to death?   

21. Raghav Mishra (12Yrs): How do you maintain your health, hygiene and sanitation while in the shuttle?  

Questions to be asked by Sri Timli Vidyapeeth, Pauri, India

Following quested 

1. Pragya Dabral (12): Does space junk cause a potential problem for the Space Station?
2. Sangeeta Rawat (14): Why don’t you run out of oxygen on the International Space Station?
3. Vasu Negi (14): What is it like being in zero gravity?
4. Deepak Jugran (15): Have you ever seen an alien or a UFO?
5. Akhilesh Negi (11): Have you ever seen a black hole?
6. Sristhi Naithani (11): Do we use our all five senses in space?
7. Prearna (10): Being an Astronaut, Do you believe in God?
8. Alok Jakhmola (9): How can a spacecraft fly in the absence of Air?
9. Vipin Negi (9): Do you get time to speak with your family and friends
10. Vipin Soni (10): What is the speed of life in space?
11. Rashmi (7): How will the Russian Cargo Ship change life in ISS?
12. Soham Dabral (10): Tell us how the AI robot (CIMON) is helping you there?
13. Aditya (8): Which part of the world looks more beautiful from space?
14. Vitishta (7): Would you be a mentor for our School’s technology club?
15. Priyanshu (8): Can you see fireworks on earth from the ISS?
16. Priyanshu Tomar (13): Is your perspective for life changed after living in ISS?
17. Amit Singh (13): How do you measure time in space?
18. Ankush Singh (14): Will we be able to travel in space as a visitor in future?
19. Suraj Singh (15): Your one message for all of us living in Himalayas?
20. Km Pinki (15): What inspired you to become an astronaut?
21. Km Amrita (14): Will there be smell in food if we keep it open for several days in space?Student's Name
Student's Name Age School Question

Proposed Questions to be asked by students of Vidya Mandir College, Meerut, India

Following Questions will be asked by students of Vidya Mandir Inter college, Meerut, India during ARISS programme to Orbiting astronaut

1)    Arun  ( 17)   How many languages do you need to know to become an astronaut?  
2)    Suhab (17)  Which country has the same time as the space station?
3)    Vesnavi (17) Do you get the time to sleep in space
4)    Bhawna( 17) In space do you feel hot or cold?
5)    Mukul (17)  Have you ever seen an alien or a UFO?
6)    Rejvan (15 ) What is your favourite planet?
7)    Shan mohd. (15)  Have you ever seen a black hole?
8)    Harshet( 15) Do you believe that extra-terrestrials exist?
9)    Shalu( 14)  How do you manage food in space 
10) Nikhil(14) Does your body react differently in space?
11) Yashika( 14) What do you do on a typical day?
12) Mentasha (15) How do you arrange oxygen to breathe in space station
13) Sanyam( 15) What types of experiments are you currently running and how does zero gravity affect them?
14) Sonia(15)   if somebody of your crew has birthday, is there any birthday party on the ISS
15) Tania(15) What do you do for fun?
16) Anam(15) How difficult is it to readjust to life on earth after a long stay in space?
17) Prana (14) How does the human body change in outer space!        
18) Depanshu(14) Which planets  look best from space. why
19) Krite (14) What is your relationship like with your fellow astronauts?
20) Arpeta( 14 ) What is your favourite country to look at from space?

Thursday, 28 June 2018

ARISS School Contact programme coordinated by VU2LKO

ARISS Asia coordinator has informed about the the schedule of programme for the following schools

1. From 20 August 2018 to 27 August 2018
   Vidya mandir college Meerut, India 

2. From 27 August 2018 to 2 September 2018
  Shri Timli vidyapeeth ,Pauri, India 

3. From 3 September 2018 to 10 September 2018
   Study Hall school Lucknow, India


Thursday, 14 June 2018

MOCK DRILL EXERCISE at U.P. State Disaster Management Authority (Lucknow) India

 Yesterday I was called up by Maj Gen (Retd) V K Dutta ji (convener of programme) from  National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) New Delhi regarding to participate in Mock drill exercise which was being organised at UPSDMA head quarter Lucknow (India).

   The exercise was for 23 flood prone districts of Uttar pradesh. Various departments like NDRF, U P Police Radio Headquarter and of course me as a Secretary H.A.L. Scouts Group Amateur Radio Club (VU2LKO) Lucknow participated in exercise.

   It may please be noted that Radio Amateurs presence in Uttar Pradesh is very pitiable hence Ham Radio was on focus of all diginatories.  Our efforts was appreciated by every one present during exercise. Most of them have shown their interest in Amateur Radio.

   I alone was present in programme and there are no Radio Amateur in those district for which the programme was organised. Only oral presentation was made by me.



Friday, 1 June 2018

ARISS School Contact Programme

I am very much delighted to say that the number of schools showing interest in ARISS school contact programme is increasing. Now the club is coordinating the ARISS School Contact programme at the following institutions :

1.  Templeton Academy International, Nainital
2.  Vidya Mandir Inter College, Meerut
3.  Study Hall School, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.
4.  Sri TIMLI Vidyapeeth, Pauri

 I do hope that we will get the schedule of ARISS programme for some schools in this year also, because it will take approx one and half year time.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

International Space Station Astronauts are Calling CQ Students

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations (working individually or together) to host radio contacts with an orbiting crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) between January 1 and June 30, 2019.

Each year, ARISS provides tens of thousands of students with opportunities to learn about space technologies and communications through the exploration of Amateur Radio.  The program provides learning opportunities by connecting students to astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) through a partnership between NASA, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, the American Radio Relay League, and other Amateur Radio organizations and worldwide space agencies. The program’s goal is to inspire students to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Amateur Radio. A ham recently said, “ARISS shows how Amateur Radio is the most unique hobby/service there is.”

Educators overwhelmingly report that student participation in the ARISS program stimulates interest in STEM subjects and in STEM careers. One educator wrote, “It exceeded our expectations--it created a great interest in both amateur radio and in space exploration. Our kids are completely inspired!” Ninety-two percent of educators who have participated in the program have indicated that ARISS provided ideas for encouraging student exploration and participation. An educator even joined the ham ranks, saying, “This chance for our school’s ARISS contact helped me see the great value of the ham world.  I just passed my Technician License this weekend and have already signed up to take a General class.”   

ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed, exciting education plan. Students can learn about satellite communications, wireless technology, science research conducted on the ISS, radio science, and any related STEM subject. Students learn to use Amateur Radio to talk directly to an astronaut and ask their STEM-related questions. ARISS will help educational organizations locate Amateur Radio groups who can assist with equipment for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students.

The proposal deadline for 2019 contacts is April 30, 2018.  For more details such as expectations, proposal guidelines and the proposal form, visit: