JVCKENWOOD, ARISS Announce Amateur Radio Fundraising Effort for Youth
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Comments

JVCKENWOOD and ARISS announced a new fundraising initiative to expand Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) youth education programs designed to interest young people in amateur radio to expand their engagement with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

KENWOOD radios and technical expertise have been integral to the success of the ARISS program for more than 10 years.

“JVCKENWOOD is proud of the work we’ve done in supporting the ARISS program and honored to play a part in ARISS’ new initiative to enable more students in elementary and middle school to engage with the space program through communicating with international space station (ISS) astronauts,” said Phil Parton, national sales manager, amateur radio, JVCKENWOOD USA. “Their fund-raising campaign will go a long way toward developing a generation of youth who will pursue careers in engineering, science and math. We believe that the work ARISS does ignites a passion for STEM education, promotes greater understanding among nations and sparks the interest in young people in technology and space exploration.”

Tax-deductible donations for the youth education program can be made on line at www.amsat.org by selecting the “ARISS Donate” button. Donations can be accepted by mail at AMSAT-NA, Attn: ARISS Donation, 10605 Concord St #304, Kensington, MD 20895. Donors of $100 or more will receive a collectible ARISS challenge coin.

ARISS is supported by NASA and amateur radio groups such as the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) in the U.S. and similar organizations in Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe and elsewhere in the world. ARISS designs and promotes educational opportunities designed to inspire students worldwide to pursue STEM education through amateur radio communications opportunities with the ISS on-orbit crew. A KENWOOD TM-D710GA will be onboard during an upcoming ISS mission.

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