Tuesday, July 9, 2019

ARISS-Russia Receives New Ham Gear for Space Station

Kenwood has donated two TM-D710GA transceivers to the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program, to update equipment both on the station and in thee training facility in Russia.

The ARRL reported that Kenwood's software manager presented the two radios to Sergey Samburov, RV3DR, at the ARISS-International meeting held in Montreal in late June. The radios have undergone more than a year of NASA qualification testing. One will replace equipment that has been in use on the station for years, while the other will remain on Earth as a backup and for crew training.