[amsat-bb] Re: APRS through ISS and FD
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Fri Jun 27 05:48:24 PDT 2008
>>> So, does a digital QSO THROUGH the ISS digipeater
>>> or voice repeater count for the 100 FD bonus points?
No, according to those who do the counting:
Hi Alan -
Thanks for the note. As the ISS is NOT a satellite, this would not qualify
for the 100-point bonus. To earn that credit, you will need to make a QSO
through one of the recognized Amateur Radio satellites.
Have fun at Field Day this year!
Sean Kutzko KX9X
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL - The national association of Amateur Radio
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111 USA
email: kx9x at arrl.org
It is a goofy ruling, but I find not new. Just widely unknown, because it
apparently makes so little sense.
If you have DOCUMENTED evidence, not hearsay or past usage, to get this
fixed, I would appreciate your giving me a reference. I am not being
argumentative here, but that is what would be required to fix this,
especially on short notice.
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