[amsat-bb] ARISS Project

Rich/wa4bue richard.siff at verizon.net
Fri Aug 14 10:39:45 UTC 2015

THe K4AMG Memorial Amateur Radio Club, Inc. has voted to donate to this 

How about you and your club.

God Bless

Pres:  K4AMG.org

Plans are under way to develop a new, higher-power Amateur Radio station for 
the ISS Columbus module. The current radio is a lower-power unit that 
sometimes results in weak signals during ISS-to-Earth educational contacts. 
A new radio system will improve communication capability for students 
scheduled to participate in ARISS educational contacts and related 
activities. The new system also would allow greater interoperability between 
the Columbus module and the Russian Service Module. ARISS said that 
integration of the equipment into the ISS infrastructure and the necessary 
testing and certification require hours of engineering resources that it 
cannot afford.

"Each ARISS contact offers the opportunity to inspire young people through 
ARISS's unique window into space exploration activities, opening the horizon 
of possibilities of a career in a STEM field," said ARRL Education Services 
Manager, Debra Johnson, K1DMJ. "Each contact also introduces students and 
their communities to Amateur Radio. The program needs your help to secure 
these opportunities for the future."

Individuals may donate to ARISS online via the AMSAT website (select the 
"ARISS Donate" button). AMSAT is contributing the necessary personnel 
resources to handle gifts to ARISS. Individuals contributing $100 or more 
will receive the new ARISS Challenge Coin. Corporate donors should contact 
Frank Bauer. -- Thanks to AMSAT News Service, ARISS, and Debra Johnson, 

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