[amsat-bb] Re: APRS through ISS and FD

John Price n4qwf1 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 18:49:27 PDT 2008

Wonder how you get a description as to what constitutes a amateur
satellite? I can't imagine what other criteria it would need to meet.
Hope to work you again this year Allen on AO-51 mode L. You were my
contact last year. You are in the log as 1E TN. I run the K4CQ station
for the Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club. I will listen for you this
weekend. 73's << John

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at united.net> wrote:
> And the definite answer to the question is NO, the ISS is not a satellite,
> so it doesn't get you the bonus.  I recall its status came up before, and is
> a bit anomalous.  I did suggest a slight modification to the Q&A on the FD
> package next year to clarify what is not necessarily an intuitive situation.
> Well, there is GO-32 if you want to do 9600 baud, and there is certainly
> going to be less traffic.
> Alan
> ============================================================================
> ==
> Hi Alan -
> Thanks for the note. As the ISS is NOT a satellite, this would not qualify
> for the 100-point bonus. To earn that credit, you will need to make a QSO
> through one of the recognized Amateur Radio satellites.
> Have fun at Field Day this year!
> 73,
> Sean Kutzko KX9X
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