[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess
aa5jg at fidmail.com
Mon Jun 27 16:34:29 PDT 2011
I wish it was treated like a major contest by my local club-I might attend
their FD setup then.
73s John AA5jG
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe" <nss at mwt.net>
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Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:22 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess
>I know the ARRL says it is not a contest. but if you believe that I
> have a lovely swamp in Arizona to sell you.
> I know many clubs that it is a MAJOR contest for them and some it's the
> onluy one they enter in.
> Joe WB9SBD
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> Idle Tyme
> On 6/27/2011 1:21 PM, Nigel Gunn wrote:
>> A bigger FD problem is that FD is advertised as a chance to demonstrate
>> your emergency comms ability to Joe Public.
>> FD is NOT a contest so why are points and bonuses involved at all?
>> On 27/06/11 19:13, Bill Acito W1PA wrote:
>>> I think we have to let go of the mantra that “any use of the bandwidth
>>> is good use” with respect to “encouraging more satellite activity”.
>>> Wasn’t that the original intent of the “100 point bonus” items? To
>>> encourage specific activities – traffic handling, promotion, emergency
>>> power, etc.
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