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Roger;
	One thing separates The ISS and for that matter Mir from other orbiting
objects.  MAN!
These are the only long term orbiting  bodies that have or will have a
human presence, that will be initiating calls from space to earth. not
just relaying them from one earthbound ststion to another.  Mir is the
property of only one country so they can and should I suppose have the
right to assign a call to that craft.  However, the ISS will be a
multinational  affair and as such should I think be to some degree an
entity of it's own.  Much of what is done should be done in the name of
the whole, and in fact there will be only one station aboard which will
be used by all the hams . The use of Just ISS to Identify that station
would be ok.  But it is still a callsign. Sanctioned or not.   
It should have some form of call  assigned by the international community
just as any other County has a block of calls assigned here on the
surface.
                                                 "73"
                                                        John
                                                            Kg5za
In The Twinkling of a star
                     All That Glitters is Not Gold!

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