[amsat-bb] Re: FD Contacts!

John Price n4qwf1 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 10:37:50 PDT 2007

I might be guilty. I did respond to a few others after I made my
contact on AO-51 L/U. Does this mean they can't count me as there one
contact? Does it disqualify me from counting my contact since I might
have broken the rule on this transponder? Maybe I am going to be
disqualified from ever being on satellite at field day again.  I
really don't understand the problem here. Give me a break.

73's << John

On 6/27/07, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:
> Hi Bruce!
> > I would suggest that those that have a problem interrupting the rules
> > for Field Day, weather they be AMSAT rules or ARRL rules, contact either
> > myself for the AMSAT rules or the ARRL for their rules. Everyone on this
> > BB can interrupt them anyway they choose but only those in authority to
> > make a ruling can say what the correct interruption is. I would
> > entertain AMSAT's interruption off the list.
> Since this has been going back and forth on here, maybe if there was
> a public announcement on how at least you will interpret the rule per
> the AMSAT Field Day rules, this discussion could be wrapped up.
> When I was on SO-50 and AO-27 Saturday afternoon as W7ON, I made
> my single contact with a station during each pass.  Then I was called by
> other stations.  I responded with my exchange and logged the additional
> contacts.  When I prepare the log and score it for submission to AMSAT
> and ARRL, I will not count the additional contacts on each of those passes
> as points.  I didn't have that "problem" Sunday morning on an AO-51
> pass... I made my contact, listened for another minute or two to ensure
> noboy else was trying to call me, then I shut down the satellite gear so I
> could go back to HF.
> Another thought... under ARRL Field Day rules, satellites are treated as a
> single "band", just like any of the HF bands.  The ARRL Field Day log
> sheets have no place to indicate which satellite was used for each contact.
> I will note the satellite I used for each of those contacts, probably
> in the right
> margin of the sheet, for each contact to show I am counting for points only
> one contact per FM satellite.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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