[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Field Day configuration?

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Sat Jun 27 05:35:44 PDT 2009

Yes Luc ... the first satellite contact made will earn that ARRL entry the 100-point bonus for a satellite contact.

It's also important to note that ARRL and AMSAT are only scoring one contact each on AO-27 and SO-50. AMSAT Field Day rules permit one contact each on each of the active transponders on AO-51. If the ISS is configured to be active both in FM voice and packet, AMSAT also will score one voice contact and one completed two-way packet contact.

ARRL Field Day rules stipulate only one contact per FM satellite will score.

I have sent you the 2009 AMSAT Field Day rules off the BB. I hope that proves helpful.

Best of luck to all this Field Day - and please listen for W4G on all of the satellites!


Tim - N3TL (operating the W4G satellite station for Field Day)
-------------- Original message from Luc Leblanc <lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca>: -------------- 

> On 26 Jun 2009 at 8:54, jeff kb2m wrote: 
> > Right now the ISS is in 2m split mode? 145.825 up 145.800 down RS0ISS-3 
> > packet. 
> > 
> > 73 Jeff kb2m 
> > 
> Over grid FN26 there will be 6 available pass starting 0122 EDT on June 28 most 
> of them will be on the night shift but some real good one 
> early morning the 28 until the last one 0919 EDT June 28 
> Just to remind that only ONE (1) satellite contact is required to have the 
> ARRL100 satellite bonus points. Never heard if AMSAT-NA will also have his satellite field day but it's not helping the ARRL Field Day as 
> multiple QSO'S are allowed.on a very restricted satellite 
> aging fleet. 
> Not to mention there is about no rules who stands and it is not a friendly QRP 
> area... The moto is the bigger and longer CQQQQQQQ EEEEER. It will be interesting to have some negative points for poor operating practice? 
> It's easy to spot and post but not too flattering for the 
> offending station. 
> Just to remind some offended virgin ARRL has his check log for numerous years 
> and no one complains. (Those on the check log could be...) 
> Happy field day it will be a whole week end of rain and heavy thunderstorm here! 
> "-" 
> Luc Leblanc VE2DWE 
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> www.qsl.net/ve2dwe 
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