[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Not A Satellite WAS: Satellites and the LoTW
cathrynm at junglevision.com
Sat Jan 27 10:50:23 PST 2007
>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?
> You mean s DXCC Entity not a country - DXCC Entities are artificial creations
> that have nothing to do with countries, that's why there are 200 more DXCC
> Entities than countries.
Yeah, DXCC entity, It would have to be done carefully in order to prevent
DX-crazy hams from hounding the astronauts off the band. But if
to pay the Russians the X-million dollars to go up there to operate a
this would be keeping with the spirit of DXCC I believe. Seems to me the
international nature of the space station gives it kind of 'DXCC
nature, however the specific rules are lawyered.
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