[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day Rules ARRL -vs.- AMSAT
kc6uqh at cox.net
Sun May 25 09:41:05 PDT 2008
As I recall AO-7 and VO-52 are not FM satellites, hence exempt from the rule
so is FO-29
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield at hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2008 7:32 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Field Day Rules ARRL -vs.- AMSAT
> The ARRL Field Day rules regarding satellites are difficult for me to
> understand. I asked for a clarification of the one contact FM bird rule
> did not hear what I expected. What they mean is "one contact per FM voice
> For example: if AO-51 is running VU and LS you get one contact, not one on
> each transponder. (The opposite of AMSAT I believe)
> I believe there are more differences;
> On AO-7 where working a station in mode A and then working it again in
> B would be two contacts for AMSAT, but a dupe for ARRL.
> In fact working a station on AO-7 (either transponder) and then on VO-52
> a dupe in the ARRL (but not AMSAT) rules as "Satellite" is a single band
> the eyes of the ARRL.
> I'm trying to stay out of trouble this year, so if anyone has any
> clarifications please let me know, or if you know this to be wrong let me
> Thanks and 73,
> Joe kk0sd
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