[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Not A Satellite WAS: Satellites and the LoTW

Cathryn Mataga cathrynm at junglevision.com
Fri Jan 26 23:29:35 PST 2007

Eric Christensen wrote:
> Roger,
> I believe there is a misconception here.  Whatever your opinion about
> the ISS, I believe the AMSAT Board has felt made a distinction.
> When talking to the astronauts on the ISS you aren't making a satellite
> contact.  It is a LOS (line of sight) contact.  When you make a contact
> with someone else on the ground VIA the ISS then it is a satellite
> contact.
> I am trying to get the ARRL to recognize the ISS as a satellite when
> contacts are made VIA their gear not when you make a contact with the ISS.

ARRL should recognize the ISS as a country.  That would
stir up the pot.  If Scarborough reef is a country, then why can't
the ISS be a country? 

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