[amsat-bb] Re: VUCC, grids, and a new QTH

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Mon Apr 25 11:02:44 PDT 2011

Hello Ramon!

> I have around 74 countries worked from FK78 (puerto rico) via AO-13 and
> other modes but that stopped in 1998 when i moved to florida. I recently
> installed a remote control station in Ponce PR which is in FK68. I will be
> able to work 6 meters and some LEO. Ponce is around 50 miles southwest
> of my old QTH. Am i zero for VUCC as well?

If your new FK68 QTH is 50 miles from your FK78 location, you don't have
to start over with a new VUCC.  You would be within the 200km/124.2-mile
limit in the VUCC rules for satellite or 6m through 1.2 GHz.  You could add
to whatever you had from FK78.  That distance - 50 miles - is the limit for
the WAS awards, and you can work from anywhere in Puerto Rico for

Hope to hear you on the satellites.  73!


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