[amsat-bb] ARRL Field Day
jbr13 at md.metrocast.net
jbr13 at md.metrocast.net
Fri Jun 23 14:42:13 UTC 2017
As a new and part time satellite guy, I do have to say last years Field
Day was a little discouraging. I tried two 13 minute SO-50 passes hear
in Maryland, and did not have chance. I usually can get on SO-50 with
little problems on my 5W HT and Arrow antenna, but FD was a different
story. I tried, and listened to both passes. I heard so many people
calling on top of each other, I could not make out a single contact
being made. I will try again this year, and see what happens. I just
really wish I had a second FT-817 to hook up to the SATPC and make
contacts easier on the non-FM birds. Good luck to all this weekend and
I hope the rain doesn't hamper our efferts.
On 06-23-2017 10:24 AM, Bruce wrote:
> It took awhile but ARRL came close to duplicating our rules. Those
> that wish to play satellite do not hog the FM birds as much so that
> the non-regular satellite players have at least a slight chance for a
> satellite contact.
> On 6/23/2017 9:19 AM, rsoifer1--- via AMSAT-BB wrote:
>> Jeff and Paul,
>> The way I read ARRL FD rule 7.3.7, each satellite is a separate
>> "band," though you can make only one QSO on each FM satellite
>> (unlimited on non-FM sats). Only one 100-point bonus, though.
>> Look for me from WE7GV on FO-29 and possibly AO-7.
>> 73 Ray W2RS
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