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



 >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? 
>>     
>
> You mean s DXCC Entity not a country - DXCC Entities are artificial creations
> that have nothing to do with countries, that's why there are 200 more DXCC
> Entities than countries.
>   


Yeah, DXCC entity,   It would have to be done carefully in order to prevent
DX-crazy hams from hounding the astronauts off the band.   But if 
someone wanted
to pay the Russians the X-million dollars to go up there to operate a 
DX-pedition,
this would be keeping with the spirit of DXCC I believe.   Seems to me the
international nature of the space station gives it kind of  'DXCC 
entity-like'
nature, however the specific rules are lawyered.
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