I am also a ham and I know that AMSAT has quite a few satellites in orbit for amateur radio operators to use to relay our signals. My call sign is KB3MGR and I am a General Class operator. I looked you up and saw that you are KE3PB and have an Advanced Class license, very impressive!
Jameson99 (rep: 19) posted Jun 27, 2012
@florida2texas: The Space Station can be seen by the naked eye some of the time and certainly by a telescope though you'd want to use a low power or even a pair of binoculars. Use the tracking site link on the article to find when it would be overhead for your location.
@zoey2011: I think it's very possible but I couldn't find a weapons satellite last night when I was researching this. I could find lots of supposition and artists renderings of what a laser-firing satellite would look like but nothing definitive. However, I am curious to and will keep looking.
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