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Re: [sarex] Susan Helms Field Day Activities

yes in deed, susan got the pin. take a look at the picture that frank gives the 
url below.....susan has the pin on her shirt. woohoo.


Date sent:      	Sun, 22 Jul 2001 21:00:53 -0400
To:             	sarex@AMSAT.Org
From:           	"Frank H. Bauer" <frank.bauer@gsfc.nasa.gov>
Subject:        	[sarex] Susan Helms Field Day Activities

> All,
> As all of you know, Susan Helms did a spectacular job as the first field 
> day contestant from space.  We were so impressed with Susan's abilities on the
> air, that we wanted to give her a little recognition for her efforts.  Prior to
> the STS-104 flight, the ARISS Team worked with STS-104 astronaut Jim Reilly to
> fly one of the ARRL 2001 Field Day pins with the intention of presenting this to
> her.  Jim brought the pin up in his personal effects and was planning on
> presenting it to Susan.  Until now, we were not sure if this presentation was
> made.  While looking through the Expedition 2 photos, I discovered a real cool
> photo taken on July 16 with Susan at the station.  You can see this photo at:
> http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-2/ndxpage15.html
> When reviewing the photo, I noticed a couple of things:
> 1)  She is proudly wearing the ARRL Field Day pin
> 2)  It looks like the crew has moved the station into a new location in the FGB
> 3)  The Hi-res photo is so good that you can clearly make out the markings on
> the equipment
> When we gave the STS-104 crew the pin, we asked them to read the following to
> Susan and they presented it to her.  I thought you all would enjoy this.
> 73,
> Frank Bauer, KA3HDO
> Chairman, ARISS-International
> Field Day 2001 Presentation to Susan Helms
> "On behalf of the ISS Ham Team we present you with this ARRL (American 
> Radio Relay League) Field Day 2001 pin. Thank you very much for 
> participating in Field Day from the solar powered space station amateur 
> radio station in the FGB.  Your pioneering efforts as a field day contester set
> a high standard for future crews who will  participate in this annual June
> event.  The ISS Ham station is a vital emergency communication link, just like
> the  hundreds of thousands of amateur radio stations on Earth.  Through field
> day, you have demonstrated these capabilities to hams around the world.
>   73 from all the hams on Earth." 
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