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RE: Re: [ ISS Call sign



Ok, so I'm not having a bad flashback.. Whew... :)

Dave, N8KXA

On Mon, 27 Mar 2000, Walls, Jim R wrote:

> Dave Tipton[SMTP:tiptond@psi.com] asked:
> 
> > 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...   
> 
> Yep,  used to be that way.  In fact, since most of the shuttle astronauts
> that were hams have tech licenses, the FCC had to grant they waivers to
> operate from the space shuttle.  That has changed.  97.207a states "Any
> amateur station may be a space station.  A holder of any class operator
> license may be the control operator of a space station, subject to the
> privileges of the class of operator license held by the control operator".
> I suspect someone got tired of having to grant the waivers so the rule got
> changed.
> 
> 73
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