[amsat-bb] ARISS-Europe needs your help!

Stefan Wagener stefan_wagener at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 21 20:02:21 PDT 2007

Hi folks,
A short time ago, two ARISS antennas for L/S band were installed on the
European Space Laboratory Columbus. The Columbus module will be delivered to
the International Space Station by a Shuttle mission in 2008. These antennas
and associated equipment will allow us to work with and through the ISS on L
and S band. This will be just fantastic and opens up great opportunities for
Amateur Radio on the ISS. ARISS-Europe and its chairman Gaston Bertels ON4WF
have done a tremendous job getting this done with the help of many others.
Significant funds were raised by folks all around the globe and ESA
(European Space Agency) has taken on a major portion of the cost. However,
the project still needs to raise funds. Please go to:
and make a donation via PayPal or CC ( use the DONATE button). Please help
our teams and give Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
a new set of equipment. Remember, this is for you and YES, every donation
and  amount will make a difference and secures our ability to continue to
use amateur radio on the ISS! 
Thanks everyone,
73, Stefan VE4NSA

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