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Don't know if this really means anything...



>From the latest weekly ARRL Letter:

Space Station may be on the air during Field Day 2003: The Expedition 7
crew may be on the air from NA1SS during ARRL Field Day
<http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2003/rules-fd-2003.html> the weekend
of June 28-29. "We don't know if the crew will be active or not, but give
it a try," said ARISS Mentor Charlie Sufana, AJ9N. Sufana advises "good
operating sense" and recommends that FD operators wait for the crew to
finish a previous contact before calling. "You may be only hearing a
station or two," he pointed out, "but they are hearing hundreds." Look for
the ISS during Field Day during these time slots: Northern and
Southeastern US, June 28, 1821-1842 UTC; Southern and Northeastern US,
June 29, 1059-1117 UTC; Western US, June 29, 1233-1253 UTC; Northeastern
US, June 29, 1723-1744 UTC; and Northwestern and Southern US, June 29,
1859-1920 UTC. ARRL Contest Branch Manager Dan Henderson, N1ND, notes that
Field Day contacts with the ISS crew do not count for satellite QSO bonus
points, just contact credit. "Valid satellite contacts must be
Earth-satellite-Earth contacts through a satellite transponder or
repeater," he explained. (See Field Day rule 7.3.7.)


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