[jamsat-news:3362] [ans] AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN - ARISS-US Kicks Off Major Fundraising Initiative with Challenge Coin Door Prize at 2016 Dayton Hamvention

E.Mike McCardel mccardelm @ gmail.com
2016年 5月 17日 (火) 22:54:11 JST


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* ARISS-US Kicks Off Major Fundraising Initiative with Challenge
  Coin Door Prize at 2016 Dayton Hamvention

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ARISS-US Kicks Off Major Fundraising Initiative with Challenge Coin
Door Prize at 2016 Dayton Hamvention

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Team
has donated two of its handsome ARISS Challenge Coins to the Dayton
Amateur Radio Association as a 2016 Hamvention door prize.  The two
keepsake coins are positioned side by side in a beautiful display box
so that each side of the coin is seen from either direction. The
Challenge Coin Door Prize can be viewed at

The commemorative ARISS Challenge Coin is the premium received by
donors who give $100 or more to ARISS.  Dayton Hamvention General
Chairman Jim Tiderman, N8IDS, agreed to feature the ARISS keepsake
coin by holding a special prize drawing immediately following the
introduction of the winners of the 2016 Dayton Hamvention national
awards at 2 pm on Sunday.

The ARISS Team kicks off its 2016 fund-raising campaign at the
Dayton Hamvention to raise money for the very high cost of replacing
its aging radio system on the ISS and to help defray the cost of
continuing ARISS operations. This special Hamvention prize drawing is
the first step of the campaign.

ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, noted the importance
of this fundraising campaign: "ARISS is in need of critical upgrades
of our on-orbit equipment.  The radio system in the Columbus module
is over 17 years old and underpowered. We need a 21st Century next
generation solution. This fundraising campaign will enable these
upgrades and, as a result, significantly improve ARISS operations and
provide the funding necessary to better support our stakeholders and
the amateur radio community."

Those wanting to support the ARISS fundraising campaign can donate
to ARISS online via the AMSAT Website, www.amsat.org (select the
"ARISS Donate" button) or the ARISS web page, www.ariss.org (select
the "Donate" tab).  ARISS representatives will also be at the AMSAT
Booth during the Hamvention with Challenge Coins ready for people
ready to donate $100 or more.

Be sure to go to the Hara Arena at the Dayton Hamvention on Sunday,
May 22, 2016 at 2 pm for the major door prize drawings … and good

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), and the
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, go to:  www.ariss.org,  www.amsat.org , and
www.arrl.org .

Also, join us on Facebook:  Amateur Radio on the International Space
Station (ARISS) / Follow us on Twitter:  ARISS_status
David Jordan, AA4KN
aa4kn @ amsat.org

[ANS thanks ARISS and David AA4KN for the above information]



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This Special's ANS Editor,
EMike McCardel, AA8EM former KC8YLD
kc8yld at amsat dot org
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