[amsat-bb] Re: LOTW Satellite name for ISS ?

Curt Nixon 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 
bit lower.

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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