[amsat-bb] ARISS News Release No. 17-06

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                                      ARISS NEWS RELEASE                                  

no. 17-06                                                                                                                                                       



May 16, 2016                                                                                                               

David Jordan, AA4KN


aa4kn at amsat.org


Dayton Hamvention and ARISS Team Up 


The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station team (ARISS) is extremely happy to share news about major support of ARISS from the Hamvention, and at its busiest time. at convention time!  


This is the second year Hamvention has worked with ARISS, and General Chairman Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, wrote, "I am glad it was a success for you last year."  Hamvention decided once again to feature the ARISS Challenge Coins by holding a special drawing just prior to the convention's big prize drawings on the final day.  ARISS donated two of its handsome coins positioned side by side in a beautiful display, showing off each of the coin's sides.  Jim Nies, WX8F, Prize Chairman said, "Of course, we'd be delighted to support efforts this year.  We will hold a special prize drawing just like last year."  This commemorative coin is the premium received by donors who give $100 or more to ARISS.


Hamvention also selected ARISS Chair Frank Bauer for its Amateur of the Year award, due in part to his technical achievements on GPS reception experiments (quoted in many aerospace papers, for years) with AMSAT's Phase 3D.  Hamvention also cited his ARISS and SAREX work. 


Bauer thanked Hamvention for supportting ARISS and noted that support from groups such as theirs can result in much bigger sponsors being far more likely to donate funds and in-kind resources to ARISS.  He commented, "The ARISS Team kicked off its fund-raising campaign at Hamvention 2016--ARISS needs funding for the very high cost of replacing our aging ISS radio system (one of the radios failed in October 2016) and to help defray costs of continuing ARISS operations.  Having Hamvention team up with ARISS again in 2017 is a major boost, motivating the ARISS hardware team to work that much harder.  Many hams enjoy ARISS's digipeating and APRS capabilities, and hope a lot of attendees stop by the ARISS booth to see a model of our newest power supply that will be going through space-certification testing." 

This week Hamvention featured the upcoming special ARISS prize drawing on its front web page post, announcing that it will be working with ARISS. Groups and individuals wanting to support ARISS can go to the AMSAT Website www.amsat.org and donate directly using the "ARISS Donate" button.  Or go to the ARRL-hosted site www.ariss.org and find the "Donate" tab, which links to the AMSAT button.  For large contribution, donors can contact Bauer at ka3hdo at verizon.net.



About ARISS: 

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the International Space Station (ISS). In the United States, sponsors are the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  The primary goal of ARISS is to promote exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics by organizing scheduled contacts via amateur radio between crew members aboard the ISS and students in classrooms or informal education venues.  With the help of experienced amateur radio volunteers, ISS crews speak directly with large audiences in a variety of public forums.  Before and during these radio contacts, students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies, and amateur radio.  For more information, see www.ariss.org, www.amsat.org, and www.arrl.org.




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David Jordan, AA4KN


aa4kn at amsat.org

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