I saw the ISS (International Space Station) mentioned on one of the links dealing with ham radio, and had an idea. The ISS already has ham radios on it, and they occasionally use them in outreach type activities (not to mention the always on digipeater)…why not an enhanced goTenna? That would be the ultimate (unfair) range test! I don’t expect that a regular unit could reach the ISS, short of having another unit on something like a U-2 or rocket to act as a relay, maybe…but if they have something like a MOAN, I’d imagine they could at least Shout messages out to anyone that has a goTenna below. I think it would be really cool to receive a message from someone aboard the ISS as they soar overhead!
For the record, the ISS orbits at an average of 240 miles above the Earth’s surface. This is something the goTenna team would have to do in conjuncture with NASA, but thought I’d toss it out there.