[amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Jun 27 08:59:15 PDT 2007

Hi Bruce!

> I would suggest that those that have a problem interrupting the rules
> for Field Day, weather they be AMSAT rules or ARRL rules, contact either
> myself for the AMSAT rules or the ARRL for their rules. Everyone on this
> BB can interrupt them anyway they choose but only those in authority to
> make a ruling can say what the correct interruption is. I would
> entertain AMSAT's interruption off the list.

Since this has been going back and forth on here, maybe if there was
a public announcement on how at least you will interpret the rule per
the AMSAT Field Day rules, this discussion could be wrapped up.

When I was on SO-50 and AO-27 Saturday afternoon as W7ON, I made
my single contact with a station during each pass.  Then I was called by
other stations.  I responded with my exchange and logged the additional
contacts.  When I prepare the log and score it for submission to AMSAT
and ARRL, I will not count the additional contacts on each of those passes
as points.  I didn't have that "problem" Sunday morning on an AO-51
pass... I made my contact, listened for another minute or two to ensure
noboy else was trying to call me, then I shut down the satellite gear so I
could go back to HF.

Another thought... under ARRL Field Day rules, satellites are treated as a
single "band", just like any of the HF bands.  The ARRL Field Day log
sheets have no place to indicate which satellite was used for each contact.
I will note the satellite I used for each of those contacts, probably
in the right
margin of the sheet, for each contact to show I am counting for points only
one contact per FM satellite.



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