[amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!
kq6ea at pacbell.net
Wed Jun 27 17:59:52 PDT 2007
Maybe we should contact the ARRL people who are the
keepers of the Field Day rules, and have them bring
theirs into line with ours.
--- George Henry <ka3hsw at earthlink.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Meeks" <jmeek at harbor.gaslightmedia.com>
> To: "George Henry" <ka3hsw at earthlink.net>
> Cc: "amsat bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 11:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!
> > George,
> > This rule seems to allow only one contact on ANY
> FM bird. Most are
> > interpreting this as one contact on EACH FM bird.
> Which is it?
> > KC8ZFN
> > John
> >From the ARRL Letter, June 22, 2007:
> "Keep in mind two minor rule changes for Field Day
> 2007. First, while
> working for the satellite contact bonus, you are
> limited to making only
> one QSO when using any of the single-channel FM
> satellites. This will
> allow more stations to access this very limited
> resource. "
> Clear as mud....
> >From Drew's AO-51 Field Day configuration notice
> dated 3/29/2007:
> "As a reminder, both the AMSAT and now ARRL Field
> Day rules state only one
> completed QSO per FM repeater satellite. Please
> adhere to this rule so that
> others may have an opportunity to make a QSO. "
> Clearly says *PER* FM satellite, and states the
> purpose of the rule.
> Dual-transponder question on AO-51 answered by Bruce
> on 3/30/2007:
> "one per transponder on a single channel fm
> satellite. as two
> transponders are active, you can make one contact on
> v/u and one on l/u."
> Again, one *PER*.
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