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Re: AO-54?



The Soviet Union no longer exists.  AMSAT-Russia did their part and 
AMSAT-NA did theirs and the ARISS leader requested AO-54 on their behalf 
and by golly, they earned it.

Bob
N4HY



David Goncalves wrote:
> It may be a Russian call, but it is an American built system.
> That could be the case supporting an AO designation. But, with a russian
> call and 'spacecraft', I'd have choosen a designation that covered both
> parties; perhaps ISS-Oscar 54 (IO-54).
>
> If it is an orbiting satellite carrying an amatuer radio package and will be
> opened for amatuer radio use, it should get an OSCAR designation, no matter
> the quality of operation. However, I wouldn't have given the OSCAR to the
> satellites that were never turned on for amatuer radio use, like PANSAT and
> POSAT. A designation shouldn't be given for intent.
>
> David Goncalves
> W1EUJ
>
> On 2/7/06, Andre v Schayk <andre@pe1rdw.demon.nl> wrote:
>   
>> AL7CR schreef:
>>
>>     
>>> An Oscar number for an old space suit that hardly anyone can hear?
>>> Great.  If they just throw a handheld out the door does it get an
>>> Oscar number too?
>>>
>>>       
>> I´m more surpriced it got an AO number rather then a RS number, afterall
>> the callsign is rusian.
>>     
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