[amsat-bb] Re: Does working through ISS repeater qualify for 25th Ann Certificate?

Mike Ryan mryan301 at comcast.net
Sat Jan 10 11:33:08 PST 2009

Right. Amusingly enough all respondents pointed me to the exact article I referenced in the first place. My question is around interpretation of the article. 

Repeaters are certainly mentioned, but it doesn't say if a contact through the repeater to a terrestrial HAM would count or not. In this case you're not communicating "with" the ISS, but communicating back to earth "through" the ISS. You're not actually QSOing with someone on board which is more coveted.

For lack of clarity, I suppose I could just submit the request and see what happens.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dave Webb 
  To: Mike Ryan 
  Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 11:24 AM
  Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Does working through ISS repeater qualify for 25th Ann Certificate?

  Yes it does.Check out...http://www.issfanclub.com/node/8124
  Take care, Dave

  On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Mike Ryan <mryan301 at comcast.net> wrote:

    The following mentions availability of a QSL certificate for contact with ISS for the 25 anniversary. Is a QSO made with another terrestrial HAM via the cross band repeater eligible for this or must the contact be directly with someone on-board?


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