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Introducing the ISS Achievement Award

The ISS Fan Club is proud to announce the introduction of the "ISS
Achievement Award".

The IAA is the first ham-radio award issued for the ISS, it is printed on
picture quality paper and is so beautiful that your radio shack simply
cannot miss it.

Here are the award rules:

1. The "ISS Achievement Award" is given for contacting or listening to the
ISS International Space Station using amateur radio. There are actually
three different categories:

VOICE    (for 2 way QSO's)
PACKET   (for successful sending or reading of a PMS message or using the
RS0ISS digipeater)
SWL      (for receiving the ISS: Voice and/or Packet)

Others categories, like SSTV, will be added when available on ISS.

2. Applications will be accepted beginning December 15, 2002. Contacts may
have been made at any time since November 2, 2000

3. The applicant must auto-certify the authenticity of log information he
provides by sending a normally compiled QSL card for each category he wishes
to claim.

4. This award is available to all Amateur Radio and SWL operators anywhere
in the World.

5. The donation necessary for the ISS Achievement Award is $10 or Euro ? 10.
Stickers for category upgrade are available for $3 or Euro ? 3. When asking
for the IAA, category stickers are free.
This is a no-profit award. All collected money will be spent for printing,
postage and handling costs. Any exceeding fund will be donated to AMSAT-NA.

6. Applications for the award or for category update must be sent by
priority mail to:

Claudio Ariotti, IK1SLD
Via Montessori, 6
15033 Casale Monferrato (AL)

7. Processing status, award listings and more information will be available


   73  The ISS FanClub Staff

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