this is just a public posting to thank the FITSAT-1 Niwaka team for their qsl card (number 124) acknowledging my reception of JQ6YEW, which I received in the post this morning.
In my opinion, following this tradition of ham radio proves the entitlement to the use of these frequencies which lie within the passbands of our transceivers.
I have listened for ham radio operators since 1968 and as a teenager at that time I sent my reception reports, seeking the goodwill of the operators. The thrill of QSl'ing hasn't gone away, although I am now licensed to transmit and hold my DXCC and Diamond DXCC on HF.
I wish more satellites would follow this tradition, as I am keeping my personal documentary record of the use of amateur satellites in this way.
With thanks for the card and my very best wishes to the FITSAT team
73 de andy g0sfj