[amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!

Reicher, James JReicher at hrblock.com
Wed Jun 27 07:00:09 PDT 2007

The rule reads " Stations are limited to one (1) completed QSO on
any single channel FM satellite"

The absolute strict interpretation of this rule would mean that once you
make a single contact on an FM bird, you turn off the radio and walk
away.  If you don't, you'll get your hands slapped and lose your rubber

However, many people, probably most, interpreted the rule to mean that
one may claim no more than one completed QSO for credit.  This
interpretation would not mean that one could not make more, it just
means only one would be granted credit - the same as AMSAT Field Day
rules did in past years.  AMSAT FD's rule never prohibited making more
contacts but credit was given for only one.

Should there be a more restrictive rule, perhaps instituting a penalty
for making more than one QSO?  How would it be enforced?  You'd have a
big fight on your hands.  

My suggestion is: lighten up.  The real problem was the guy playing
traffic cop, tying up the bird with unnecessary, malicious and
unidentified transmissions, not the gentleman (and I mean that in the
best sense of the word) in Arizona working them like a seasoned

73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO
Light travels faster than sound...  This is why some people appear
bright until you hear them speak.

Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:52:04 -0500
From: "George Henry" <ka3hsw at earthlink.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!
To: "amsat bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
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I am one of the people who asked the ARRL to implement the "one contact
per FM satellite" rule, so I am more than a little PO'd to see it so
blatantly ignored, and even more so, to see people in this forum, the
very people who should most support the rule, actually DEFENDING the

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Angelo Glorioso 
  To: George Henry ; amsat bb 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:48 PM
  Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!

   Better yet! How many QSO's did the Satellite police prevent because
of his
  73 de Angelo

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