The Hills Amateur Radio Group ARISS contact takes resources from across the globe to make the contact possible.
In the middle of the night Dick (AH6NM) and Mike (N6GOZ) will be running their ARISS tracking station, pointing their antennas at the International Space Station and directing the feed across the globe to Perth, where we'll be sitting in the shade of the big-screen on the Northbridge Piazza.
Mike tells us that he's going to be fine with our Aussie slang, since he was born in Bris Vegas (Brisbane) and went to school in Tumby (Toowoomba). He also knows his station inside out, since he was one of the HAMs responsible for building the tracking facility. He's had a bit of Hawaii rub off on him, he's been there since the late 70's, so we will have the best of both worlds.
Welcome aboard! Or as Mike put it, 73 and aloha