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Re: AO-40 Field Day



Seems like Field Day *used* to be "not a contest" .. however, now we must
abide by not only Field Day Rules, but ARRL contest rules as well.  For
instance, 146.52 *used* to be a valid freq for FM simplex contacts for FD ..
not any more!

Richard Amirault                                N1JDU                Boston,
MA, USA
www.erols.com/ramirault          "Go Fly A Kite"
----- Original Message -----
From: <sco@sco-inc.com>
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40 Field Day


> At 08:37 AM 6/6/2001 , you wrote:
> >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.


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