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RE: ISS Call sign RZ3DZR



4U1 as far as I know is only for UN facilities.  ISS is not going to be a UN
facility.  Maybe it is time to think of a new DXCC recognized prefix just
for international space usage.


73

Fernando Aviles
xe1rcf@amsat.org <mailto:xe1rcf@amsat.org> 
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	-----Mensaje original-----
	De:	Bruce Bostwick [SMTP:lihan@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu]
	Enviado el:	Monday, March 20, 2000 10:52 PM
	Para:	sarex@AMSAT.Org
	Asunto:	[sarex] ISS Call sign RZ3DZR

	>Actually, It isn't hard to figure out why the first callsign for
the
	>ISS is going to be Russian:
	>Two-thirds of the crew will be Russian
	>They will all be arriving in a Russian-owned Soyuz capsule, flown
	>from a Russian-run launch complex
	>The flight will mainly be controlled from Russian facilities during
	>launch and all other operations up to opening the hatch after
	>docking
	>
	>So, having the first crew use a Russian callsign makes sense to me.

	Now for later .. since it's an *international* station, can they use
a
	callsign with the 4U1 prefix?  4U1ISS sounds like a good possibility
..
	gets around all those "national borders" at the hatchways ..


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