The ARRL Recognizes QSOs via the ISS
Ten days ago I reported on my blog that the ARRL wouldn't recognize QSOs taking place via the ISS for DXCC or WAS. I got the response I was looking for today from Norm Fusaro, W3IZ. Thank you ARRL for letting this happen. Now I have QSOs to upload to the LoTW when I get home.
After review, ARRL will be permit contacts through the ISS (Earth - ISS- Earth) to be counted towards satellite endorsement for WAS and DXCC.
This applies to contacts made via the onboard repeater equipmentprovided that the equipment does not hold and re-transmit information.
Contacts with the ISS do not receive any award credit.
Further information will be available on the LoTW website.
Thank you for bringing this to light.