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Re: AO-40 Field Day



we certainly used ao-13 on field day!
Jim
wb4gcs@amsat.org


sco@sco-inc.com wrote:
> 
> At 08:37 AM 6/6/2001 , you wrote:
> >I posted a question a couple of weeks ago, if it would be available at all.
> >
> >The most recent issue of QST, says something to the effect that AO-40 will
> >NOT be used for "contests".
> 
> well Field Day is NOT a contest. Its purpose is to test emergency
> capabilities. In case of a major emergency AO-40 might prove very valuable,
> like when Andrew went thru Florida ... local repeaters were destroyed,
> telephone service was out, cell phone towers were gone. Ham satellite would
> be a perfect solution.
> 
> W4SCO
> 
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