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RE: Re: [ ISS Call sign

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Shorney [mailto:jshorney@inebraska.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 7:46 AM
> To: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: [ ISS Call sign
> On Mon, 27 Mar 2000 07:52:11 +1100, Ian Coots/Barwon wrote:
> >
> >Doesn't  an Amateur callsign have to be assigned to a person or an
> >organisation, and wouldn't the assigning a callsign to the 
> ISS be assigning
> >it to a "thing" or a location?
> >
> >............. seems strange to me.
> Forgive me if this has already been mentioned, I came into this
> discussion a bit late...
> It's not strange at all.  I don't know how things are in your neck of
> the woods; every country has different rules.  Here in the states, we
> are issued an 'operator' and a 'primary station' license combined in
> one document.  The F.C.C. authorized amateur callsign is actually
> assigned to the _primary_station_, not the operator.  
> Therefore, in the
> USA, no amateur radio operator has a callsign, only their physical
> stations do.  It's all spelled out in Part 97, but I don't 
> want to bore
> you...  :-)

It gets even stranger overhere.
We got a personal permit to use our frequenties but anyone may own a station
(but it may not be connected if you don't hold a permit), so our callsign is
personal.... but we have special permits for unmaned stations that are
linked to that station (bbs node digi repeater beacon etc.)

If you can folow it in one try you are a very good understander.

73 de Andre PE1RDW
aprsdigi co-ordinator Netherlands
member aprs workgroup Netherlands
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