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Old 02-20-2012, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by CO Hunter View Post
That's pretty cool! Does it count as a "contact"?

BTW that's about 33 miles/watt
Not really, although I did try to exchange APRS messages with another ham (KG6NUB who is listed in the path). But I'm too slow doing it through the radio. Probably need do that at a station with a keyboard, like at home. It would be worthy of a QSL card exchange confirming a contact via ISS. Lots of hams QSL via satellite contacts. When a cosmonaut or astronaut works aboard the ISS, they send QSL cards, though.

I should also think that it cost about $10million per mile. Although the radio itself is just a TM-D710, the expense and effort to get it and keep it there...
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