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Re: Another view



on 12/27/00 11:39 PM, sco@sco-inc.com at sco@sco-inc.com wrote:

> Technically it could be done ... BUT would it would not offer any legal
> QSOs for any awards. Why not just use your cellphone to call a DX ham for a
> QSO. It is essentially the same thing. Whereas if the contact went from the
> ham station to a satellite then to another satellite down to the DX ham
> that is a direct over the air contact [via a series of space based repeaters].

Leslie,

Perhaps not.  But then there are other ways to work DX.  I'm not a huge fan
of internet linking, but I think this is a minor problem.  And the rules can
always be changed.  Satellites are repeaters and they operate cross band.
Both no-nos in terms of normal DX QSOs.

73,

Jon
NA9D

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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

Member:  ARRL, AMSAT, DXCC, NRA

http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived."

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