[amsat-bb] Re: LOTW Satellite name for ISS ?
cptcurt at flash.net
Sat Dec 6 14:19:54 PST 2008
Yes..I can see both sides of that. You are correct that if we
communicate with ISS directly, then it is a contact with a remote station.
But the repeater is not functionally different than, say, AO-51, just a
Of course, it isnt functionally different than a terrestrial cross band
repeater either--except for the antenna height :)
Karl Sandstrom wrote:
> The ISS is not a satellite. Satellite is an unmanned object the receives
> and retransmits but the ISS is manned. When you make a contact with them,
> your signal is not retransmitted. It terminates at the station.
> Seems like the crossband repeater would be an exception but I can find no
> evidence that it is.
> Karl R. Sandstrom, K5MAN
> Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
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