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Re: APRS through ISS and FD



Gee, it is a FCC apprived transmitter for the ham band. The folks that
operate it are all hams as far as I know. It operates in the ham
satellite band. Sure it is riding on a governement owned station but
then AO-27 is riding with a commerical satellite is it not? It has a
ham callsign. RS0ISS is in the call book. Someone must clear this up.
What else is required to be a ham satellite?

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 1:07 PM, Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE@united.net> wrote:
> George,
>
> Thanks for the pointer.  I already had both the HTML and PDF version.
> Section 7.3.7 says that the 100 point bonus requires contact through "an
> amateur radio satellite," while later it uses the text you quoted which does
> not use the work "amateur.".  The ISS is definitely not an amateur
> satellite, even though it has a ham station on it.  In fact, there was a
> nice Russian FM repeater several years ago which was bolted to a
> communications or scientific satellite, somewhat similar to what is
> currently being proposed for a geosynchronous bird which, would appear to be
> the same thing.
>
> So, can you legally get the 100 point bonus going through the ISS?  It is
> nitpicking question, but then lawyers and contest judges just love those.
>
> 73s,
>
> Alan
> WA4SCA
>
>
>
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