[amsat-bb] Re: FD Mess

Joe nss at mwt.net
Mon Jun 27 16:22:59 PDT 2011

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.


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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