[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Mon Jun 27 14:36:18 PDT 2011

The intent of the rule was to reduce the congestion on the FM satellites by 
getting stations OFF them after making their one QSO, thereby giving more 
stations the opportunity to make a QSO.  So the way I interpret it, and the way 
I've operated since the rule was adopted (and I was one of those who hounded the 
ARRL to adopt it), is "ONE and you're DONE."  

Not two, or twenty, and you only get to SCORE one...


George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----
> From: Bill Acito W1PA <w1pa at hotmail.com>
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Sent: Mon, June 27, 2011 3:59:09 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess


> Yes, so I read this to say:
>     You can make  as many satellite QSO's as you want.
>     They count as another  band, each counts for QSO credit.
>     You get 100 bonus point when  you make the first
>     Only one QSO out of the total QSOs can come  from any/all of the FM 
> birds.
> Could a lot of the "multi-QSO" issues  have come from the fact that folks 
> simply didn't understand the  rules?
> Bill
> W1PA

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