[amsat-bb] Re: GPS for dx-expedition

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Thu Sep 2 07:08:39 PDT 2010

Hi Roger!

> For historical reference...somehow I don't think you would ever be
> questioned about your locations ala the DXpeditions by Don Miller in the
> 1960's. Technology has come too far...

Several have reported to me that some of my grid-boundary expedition
QSL cards were questioned by VUCC card checkers, even with the
GPS latitude/longitude readout printed on the card.  I have never been
contacted by ARRL to provide any documentation regarding my grid
expeditions, but there's always a first time for that in the future.  I
prefer to be safe and have all of that with me, than not have it for the
one time I may be called upon to provide the documentation.

As for Don Miller, yes - I am familiar with his escapades.  When the
VUCC rules were updated in late 2008 to coincide with the new Fred
Fish award for 6m, I made sure to understand them and comply with
them for anything I did after that point.  I don't want other satellite
operators to lose credit for grids they worked me in and have my
cards for.



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