[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Not A Satellite WAS: Satellites and the LoTW
kf4otn at ericsatcom.net
Sat Jan 27 06:55:09 PST 2007
Oh I like that idea. It should be its own DXCC entity AND it should
have an IOTA number as well.
Cathryn Mataga wrote:
> Eric Christensen wrote:
>> 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
>> 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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