[amsat-bb] APRS through ISS and FD
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Tue Jun 24 12:39:50 PDT 2008
Question. I know that a QSO WITH the ISS does not count as a space contact
for FD. Is it also true that a contact THROUGH the digi does not count? I
got a call from a local FD group, and the Q&A list does not explicitly rule
that out. Or at least it can be read that way. It looks as if the "amateur
radio satellite" part does knock it out.
Q. Why doesn't our contact with the International Space Station count for
the satellite bonus?
A. While the ISS is be definition, the purpose of the satellite QSO bonus is
to complete an Earth to Earth contact via an amateur radio satellite.
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