June 21, 2016 1100 UTC
Interpreter: Mark Leybovich
Unable to participate:
Francesco De Paolis
Roll Call—Rosalie White, K1STO
The roll was called.
Participants were asked to always interrupt the meeting if they cannot hear a speaker.
Welcome—Rosalie White, K1STO
Frank Bauer and Oliver Amend have been on travel, so Rosalie White, as the third ARISS board member, moderated the meeting.
Rosalie White shared the good news that Mark Steiner has accepted a job outside of NASA and in mid-July will be able to join the ARISS team. While learning his new job, he will slowly pick up an ARISS duty or two, although he may choose to work on different ARISS items than he did previously.
ARISS-US will have more information soon about the November meeting in Houston. Rosalie White is compiling individuals’ travel information, so please forward itineraries when they are known.
1. Call for Acceptance of Minutes—Rosalie White, K1STO [Decisional]
Summary: Rosalie White asked that a delegate move that the minutes of the May ARISS-International Monthly Meeting, which were sent to delegates on June 5, 2016, be accepted. Dave Taylor moved to accept, and Keigo Komuro seconded. With no further comments being given, the minutes were accepted.
2. Call for Acceptance of Report on the ARISS Ad-hoc HamTV Technical Team—Rosalie White, K1STO and Gaston Bertels, ON4WF. [Decisional] (find link to report below)
Summary: Last year the ARISS International Board requested that ARISS committees provide status reports at regular dates for our monthly ARISS international teleconference. The scheduled report for the June 2016 meeting is the ARISS Ad-hoc HamTV Technical Team Report by Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, distributed to Delegates for review on June 3, 2016.
If delegates have no questions or comments, the report will be posted on the ARISS web site for history purposes. Delegates’ questions or comments can be discussed at the June international teleconference meeting.
Discussion: Gaston Bertels reported that a new initiative has begun since he wrote and submitted the report. The initiative is to build and offer on the market, a certain number of receivers for Ham Video. As progress is made on this, more information will be reported.
Rosalie White asked that a delegate move that the report on the ARISS Ad-hoc HamTV Technical Team, which was sent to delegates on June 3, 2016, be accepted. Keigo Komuro moved to accept, and Graham Shirville seconded, and with no further comments being voiced, the report was accepted.
3. Call for Acceptance of Report on the Tim Peake Principia Mission—Rosalie White, K1STO and Ciaran Morgan, M0XTD. [Decisional] (find link to report below)
Summary: A report on a review of the Tim Peake Principia Mission from Ciaran Morgan, M0XTD, was distributed to the ARISS Board and ARISS Delegates on June 13, 2016.
If Delegates have no questions or comments, the report will be posted on the ARISS web site for history purposes. Delegates’ questions or comments can be discussed at the June international teleconference meeting.
Discussion: Ciaran Morgan said this report summarizing ARISS contacts from the Principia Mission, included educators’ comments, highlights, and audience participation numbers. These numbers will be updated as new information is submitted. Based on details received the last few days, the numbers will be much higher than in this report. A final report will be sent to the UK Space Agency and ESA.
Ciaran Morgan thanked everyone who helped to make the mission a success. Rosalie White thanked him on behalf of the team for all of his very hard work, and said everyone was happy to help, especially since the activities resulted in a great deal of interest in ARISS. She asked that he present an updated report at the ARISS Face-to-face Meeting in November. Keigo Komuro stated that Tim Peake did a fine job for ARISS and the students and congratulated his safe return with his colleagues.
Rosalie White moved to accept the report on the Principia Mission, which was sent to delegates June 13, 2016; Bertus Husken seconded. Hearing no further comments, the report was accepted.
4. ARISS at the Dayton Hamvention—Rosalie White, K1STO
Members of the ARISS-US Team had an agenda of things to accomplish during at the Dayton Hamvention (May 20-22, 2016). Most things had to do with the 2016 ARISS fund-raising campaign and telling convention-goers about ARISS.
Dave Taylor, Tim Bosma, and Frank Bauer set up the ARISS booth (in the AMSAT area), which featured a large handsome ARISS poster as a backdrop. A small poster about fund raising was near the table display of ARISS hardware. All who walked by could handle the equipment, hear about the cost of replacement equipment and making donations, and see the ARISS Challenge Coin displayed in a case. People expressing interest in schools were told about school proposals and given a card with the ARISS URL printed on it. People who talked about schools they had helped with ARISS contacts were recruited as technical mentors and HamTV ground stations.
Frank Bauer gave a talk covering ARISS news and updates for a standing-room-only audience at the AMSAT Forum.
Dayton Amateur Radio Association awarded ARISS by presenting a $500 check to Frank Bauer.
Since February, Rosalie White had worked with the Hamvention chairman and staff and the result was that a special drawing was scheduled just prior to the major prize drawing session on Sunday. The prize was two ARISS Challenge Coins that ARISS donated and Frank Bauer had placed in a very nice display box. Rosalie White showed it off to 10,000 people to see and who heard her give a two-minute explanation about the ARISS fund-raising campaign.
Rosalie White had given Dayton Hamvention staff the image of the ARISS coins. They placed it on their home web page along with posting a news release that proclaimed the teaming up of ARISS and Hamvention to kick off the 2016 fund-raising campaign with the coin donation. Their posting, plus Dave Jordan’s news release that was picked up by AMSAT and ARRL along with the team presence in the booth, resulted in a good amount of donors.
Because of hard-working ARISS volunteers, ARISS’ presence at Dayton was a success.
Discussion: Rosalie White stated that the ARISS-US Team met many goals set for the Hamvention. A very important one was to meet with the new CEO of ARRL, Tom Gallagher, NY2R. He met with Debra Johnson, Frank Bauer, and Rosalie White for an hour, showing great interest in ARISS. Stefan Wagener introduced ARISS team members to RAC General Manager Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, who discussed ARISS with them; Rosalie White thanked him for RAC support of ARISS. She stopped at the JARL, RSGB, and DARC booths to thank them for ARISS support, as well. Dayton invited Rosalie White to a special dinner and she asked to invite Frank Bauer; they networked with attendees such as ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR and ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, Nobel Prize winner Joe Taylor, W1JT and next year’s Hamvention General Chairman, among others.
Dave Taylor, Tim Bosma, Dave Jordan, Ken Nichols, Lou McFadin, Rosalie White and Frank Bauer spent many hours at the booth. John Kludt was helpful, bringing people by who wanted to purchase an ARISS Challenge Coin. Rosalie White spoke to a few amateur radio company owners and some organizations about donations. Tim Bosma, Frank Bauer, and Rosalie White had two opportunities to meet about possible fund-raising ideas.
The team summarized the weekend as follows. Dave Taylor said the team was very busy and very productive. Ken Nichols thought the prize drawing talk was right on target, with the crowd seeming interested in it. Dave Jordan agreed that the team worked hard and performed well.
The next ARISS International Meeting will be on July 19, 2016.
June 29, 2016
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