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Re: Re: [ ISS Call sign



Seems to me I remember a question on the General Test (From like 1986)
that stated you had to be an Extra or a Club with an Extra as a trustee to
attach your call sign to a sattelite.  Why this intrigued me so much,
(even more so, why do I remember this???) I don't know...   

Dave

On Sun, 26 Mar 2000, Jim Shorney wrote:

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> On Mon, 27 Mar 2000 07:52:11 +1100, Ian Coots/Barwon wrote:
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> >
> >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...  :-)
> 
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