STS-104, the American Radio Relay League, or ARRL,
sent a pin to Expedition Two Flight Engineer Susan
Helms in recognition of her participation in the
ARRL's 2001 Field Day. She used the ham radio aboard
the International Space Station to talk with amateur
radio operators around the world. The ARRL gave
the pin to STS-104 Mission Specialist Jim Reilly,
who packed it with his personal effects and delivered
it to Helms after the shuttle docked with the station.
with the pin came a note of thanks from the ARRL
that was read to Helms by a member of the STS-104
behalf of the ISS Ham Team, we present you with
this ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day
2001 pin. Thank you very much for participating
in Field Day from the solar powered space station
amateur radio station in the FGB. Your pioneering
efforts as a Field Day contester set a high standard
for future crews who will participate in this annual
June event. The ISS ham station is a vital emergency
communication link, just like the hundreds of thousands
of amateur radio stations on Earth. Through Field
Day, you have demonstrated these capabilities to
hams around the world.
from all the hams on Earth."