AMSAT NEWS SERVICE SPECIAL BULLETIN
In this Special Bulletin:
* Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
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ANS-256 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin 256.01
From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD
DATE September 13, 2019
To All RADIO AMATEURS
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) Awards Generous Grant to
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has awarded a very
generous grant to ARISS for the Next Generation radio system. ARDC is
the owner and manager of the Internet network known as the AMPRNet. In
June of 2019, ARDC initiated a philanthropic endeavor to provide
monetary grants to organizations, groups, projects, and scholarships
which have significant potential to advance the state of the art of
Amateur Radio, and digital communications in general.
The ARISS Next Generation radio system (or Inter Operable Radio System
- IORS) will support easier radio mode transition, to enable new,
exciting capabilities for hams, students and the general public
+New amateur radio communication and experimentation capabilities,
including an enhanced voice repeater and updated digital packet radio
+Slow Scan TV (picture up and downlinks) in both the US and Russian
segments of ISS.
+New multi-voltage power supply will support present and future radio
capabilities and allow wireless experiments to be conducted.
In July, the Inter Operable Radio System successfully completed a
battery of stressful tests required as part of the final certification
of the hardware for launch to and operation on the International Space
Station. Final assembly of the flight safety certification in
preparation for launch is now underway and ARISS is working towards
launch ready status by the end of the year.
For more information on the award please see:
To contribute to ARISS and the IORS please see:
ARISS and AMSAT thank ARDC for their generosity in supporting this
[ANS thanks ARISS, the AMSAT office, and ARDC for the above information.]
In addition to regular membership, AMSAT offers life memberships,
and sustaining donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to
receive additional benefits. Application forms are available from
the AMSAT Office.
Primary and secondary school students are eligible for membership
at one-half the standard yearly rate. Post-secondary school students
enrolled in at least half time status shall be eligible for the
student rate for a maximum of 6 post-secondary years in this status.
Contact Martha at the AMSAT Office for additional student membership
73 and Remember to help keep Amateur Radio in space,
This week's ANS Contributing Editor,
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
n8hm at amsat dot org