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Re: ISS Not A Satellite WAS: Satellites and the LoTW



Oh I like that idea.  It should be its own DXCC entity AND it should
have an IOTA number as well.

Eric KF4OTN

Cathryn Mataga wrote:
> Eric Christensen wrote:
>> Roger,
>> I believe there is a misconception here.  Whatever your opinion about
>> the ISS, I believe the AMSAT Board has felt made a distinction.
>>
>> When talking to the astronauts on the ISS you aren't making a satellite
>> contact.  It is a LOS (line of sight) contact.  When you make a contact
>> with someone else on the ground VIA the ISS then it is a satellite
>> contact.
>>
>> I am trying to get the ARRL to recognize the ISS as a satellite when
>> contacts are made VIA their gear not when you make a contact with the ISS.
>>   
> 
> ARRL should recognize the ISS as a country.  That would
> stir up the pot.  If Scarborough reef is a country, then why can't
> the ISS be a country? 
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