AMSAT NEWS SERVICE Special Bulletin - ARISS Auction
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* Out of This World Auction Sponsored by ARISS
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ANS-065 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin 037.01
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD.
DATE March 6, 2019
To All RADIO AMATEURS
Out of This World Auction Sponsored by ARISS
March 6, 2019 — The ARISS-US team (Amateur Radio on the International
Space Station) will auction two very unusual items in its first-ever
auction! Picture yourself as the winning bidder and proud owner of a
unique JVC Kenwood TS-890S signed by astronauts! Or, you could be top
bidder on a special astronaut-signed 6-volume boxed set 2019 ARRL
Bidding starts April 8th at 12:00 UTC and ends April 14th at 22:00 UTC.
You could own this one-of-a-kind beautiful Kenwood TS-890S; your ham
station would boast the only Kenwood in the world showcasing astronaut
signatures. Your top bid on the limited edition boxed-set 2019 ARRL
Handbook for Radio Communications would mean your bookshelf includes
astronaut signatures among your book collection.
JVC Kenwood, a proud supporter of ARISS, generously gave a brand new
TS-890S for ARISS to auction. They first offered the radio for sale
in the US in the last half of 2018. Kenwood has been a super support-
er of ARISS for years, and it was the company’s idea for this radio,
with astronaut signatures, to be an exclusive that just one ham opera-
tor could own! The company hopes you’ll be a bidder who wants to sup-
The limited edition 2019 ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications sold
out fast once ARRL posted their ad. It was the first time that ARRL
divided the Handbook into volumes, which nestle in a hard slipcase.
ARRL, an ARISS sponsor along with AMSAT and NASA, saved back one boxed
set to give ARISS for the fund-raiser auction.
When you bid in this auction you could be the crucial person who helps
ARISS launch its new custom-built higher-power radio system in 2019
with its voice repeater and improved packet APRS and SSTV capability
that thousands of hams enjoy. The new system will replace the aging,
problematic units currently on the ISS. You may be the winning bidder
who helps ARISS continue introducing ham radio to thousands of
students, teachers, parents, and whole communities—and inspiring
students about science, technology, engineering, math, and radio!
Don't forget; set yourself a reminder: bidding starts April 8th at
12:00 UTC and ends April 14th at 22:00 UTC.
Be the winning bidder for one or both of these two exclusive offerings
and you’ll own a rare article that makes your ham station a classic!
More auction details will soon be posted at www.ariss.org
that winning bidders will be responsible for shipping costs and for
handling any required customs paperwork. ARISS thanked JVC Kenwood
and ARRL for their generous support.
And if you don’t do auctions, please contribute a donation to help
ARISS launch its new radio system into space—look for the Donate but-
ton near the top right corner of the www.ariss.org
page. Thank you!
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is a coopera-
tive 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
public forms. Before and during these radio contacts, students, educa-
tors, parents, and communities learn about space, space technologies,
and amateur radio. For more information, see www.ariss.org
Dave Jordan, AA4KN