I don't understand why some people are not happy about amsat distance record. The way they measure has no problem. All other satellites are moving. As the position of satellite and distance between satellite and operator at the time of QSO is hard to define. If anyone wants to use another measurement to set a record, feel free to do so. I support as long as the measurement is clear.
Also, why see it as a competition? I see it as a demostration showing how far can two station seperate can communicate via a satellite. Why can't we just appriciate what the satellite provides us? I have to say that the record is not very fair to station at north/south. But when we QSO with them we could imagine where they are and how the signal travels. Everyone ham can proudly say the furthest or hardest QSO you have had. The record QSO is meaningless to anyone else. What count is your own QSO. Again, not a competition.
BTW I submited that QSO because I saw the twitter as it mentioned me. No means of being conpetitive.
This is what I think. I'm open for discussion. Hope to have QSO with more people.