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QSLing Packet on the ISS



there have been several people post that they would send a qsl card if 
someone needs it for contacts through the iss digipeter.

well, before you go through all the trouble...i asked the bill moore of the arrl 
(who manages VUCC and DXCC) if these contacts would count for anything. 
here is the reply...

73...bruce

REPLY: Any contact for DXCC, VUCC and WAS etc will not count through 
any digipeater even one in space. All conatcts must be one to one direct. For
Satellite awards while the satellite is basically a digipeater of sorts the
digipeater is an additional power relay method in addition to the space 
station and it would not count.

73
Bill Moore NC1L

thus...as an award manager, if a card should be presented with a packet qso, 
it will have to be disallowed.

73...bruce



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