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Re: Satellite Contacts for Awards

Date sent:      	Tue, 11 Nov 2003 13:49:48 +0000
From:           	Stan <stan@capecod.com>

> By voice satellite I mean any satellite with at least a voice grade 
> linear transponder. SSB , RTTY SSTV, are OK
> the PACSAT satellite do not count for any ARRL AWARD program. ISS and 
> space shuttle contacts do not count.
> The capability of a real time communication is the criteria. Store and 
> forward sats do not count.

Voice grade linear transponders are not the requirement. UO-14 was not a linear 
transponder nor are many of the LEO FM satellites. PCSAT is not a linear 
transponder and those QSO's are all valid (Packet). 


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