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Re: 25th year certificate

Hi David,

> Having had contacts with and through the ISS in all available modes 
> over the Christmas / New Year period I'd been waiting for information 
> of how and what to send to claim the certificate but had seen nothing.

Below is what ARISS had posted on the www.amsat.org web page during the
event to claim your ARISS certificate. The press release mentions a
timeframe for the QSO's counting toward the award but they didn't say if
there was a cutoff for sending in your QSL information.  Hope this helps ...

ARISS Press Release

If you have had two-way communications with the ISS on voice, packet (APRS),
or through the voice repeater, or have heard the ISS from space in any of
the ARISS operations modes (voice, SSTV, school contact, voice repeater,
digital) between November 30, 2008 to January 15, 2009 you qualify to
receive an ARISS Commemorative Certificate.

Please note on your QSL the ARISS mode of operation (e.g. SSTV, voice,
school, etc) and whether the contact with you was one-way (receive only) or
two-way. On the outside of the QSL envelope, please include the words "25th
Anniversary Certificate" Make sure your envelope is big enough to accept an
8.5 by 11 inch certificate and includes the proper postage. Please refer to
http://www.ariss.org for additional details.

ARISS QSL Addresses:

* USA: ARRL Headquarters, 25th Anniversary Certificate, 225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494 USA
* Canada: Radio Amateurs of Canada, 25th Anniversary Certificate, 720
Belfast Road, Suite 217, Ottawa Ontario K1G 0Z5
* Europe: F1MOJ - Mr CANDEBAT Christophe, ARISS-Europe QSL Manager, 25th
Anniversary Certificate, 19 Chemin des Escoumeilles, 66820 VERNET les Bains,
* Japan: ARISS Japan QSL, 25th Anniversary Certificate, JARL International
Section, Tokyo 170-8073 JAPAN
* Russia: Alexander Davydov, RN3DK, 25th Anniversary Certificate, Novo -
Mytishchinsky prospekt 52 - 111, Mytishchi 18, Moskovskaya obl., 141018,
* For other countries, please use the US or Canadian address above until
such time as an address for your country is available.

Please note that ARISS will be sending your certificate to the volunteer
distributors in bulk AFTER the event is over. It will take 1-2 months after
the event closes on January 15 to send out the certificates.

73 de JoAnne K9JKM
Editor, AMSAT News Service
Copy Editor, AMSAT Journal

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