As the International Space Station is the largest object in a low orbit around the Earth, it can easily seen with the naked eye at dusk or dawn. There have been several successful attempts to use it as a reflector for radio waves to complete amateur radio QSOs on 2m and 23 cm.
Initials on 1296 MHz ISS Bounce
Summary of related entries in chronological order:
Aircraft Scatter, AirScout and the ISS
ISS Bounce II
ISS Bounce III
ISS Bounce IV
ISS Bounce V: The QSO! (including audio files)
ISS Bounce VI: Feedback
ISS Bounce VII: Just another QSO
ISS Bounce VIII: Even in SSB
ISS Bounce IX: Now in ISCAT
ISS Bounce X: A big Dish, a big Bird and a big Signal
Brendan Quest: Could it have been ISS Bounce?
A new Goal: Rocket Bodies and other Space Debris
A Day on Rocket bodies
Welcome Ronny, SM7FWZ, to the ISS Bounce community!
SM7FWZ finally worked via ISS Bounce
ISS Bounce in JTMS
A new Chapter in the Book of Bounce
The full story of the first QSO can be found in CQ DL issue 2013/08, page 583-584 (in German). More publications: Here
CQ DL DIGITAL (available for DARC members only)