[amsat-bb] Re: Field Day Rules ARRL -vs.- AMSAT

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Sun May 25 14:05:01 PDT 2008


    Thanks for the AMSAT heads up.  I have contacted the ARRL directly and
their response is what prompted my email.

Joe kk0sd

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce [mailto:kk5do at arrl.net] 
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:34 AM
To: Gary "Joe" Mayfield; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Field Day Rules ARRL -vs.- AMSAT

You have interpreted the AMSAT rules correctly. However, we are not in a 
position to interpret the ARRL rules. I would suggest contacting someone 
at the ARRL for clarification. Even asking another ham could lead to 
that ham's interpretation and not the real deal.

AMSAT Director Contests & Awards
(one of my official titles)

Gary "Joe" Mayfield wrote:
> 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
> satellite"
> 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
> know.
> Thanks and 73,
> Joe kk0sd
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