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

Gary "Joe" Mayfield gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
Sun May 25 14:07:59 PDT 2008


     You missed my point about the linear satellites completely.  In ARRL
all contacts go into one hopper or band called satellite.  If you work the
same station on any two satellites it is a dupe.

Joe kk0sd

-----Original Message-----
From: kc6uqh [mailto:kc6uqh at cox.net] 
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2008 11:41 AM
To: Gary "Joe" Mayfield; amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Field Day Rules ARRL -vs.- AMSAT

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 
> and
> 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 
> mode
> 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 
> is
> a dupe in the ARRL (but not AMSAT) rules as "Satellite" is a single band 
> in
> the eyes of the ARRL.
> I'm trying to stay out of trouble this year, so if anyone has any 
> additional
> 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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