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Re: EME on FD



Good for you Chip, I applaud your efforts.  Even though FD is considered and
exercise you won't think so if you listen to the FM birds.  Trying to get
your bonus points from an FM satellite is damn near impossible without a EME
class station.

73,

John
N2HMM

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chip Margelli" <c.margelli@vxstdusa.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 11:30 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] EME on FD


> It is hard to believe, but after I did my little EME stunt a few years
> ago on FD, somebody actually whined that the Moon (OSCAR-ÿ) isn't a
> mechanical satellite, so I ought to be disqualified from FD, locked in
> irons, and have my coax pinned for all eternity. ARRL's position, up to
> then, had literally been, "Chip, if you're crazy enough to go to the
> trouble of putting up an EME array for Field Day, and actually make a
> QSO, we'll give you your 100 points!" Thanks to W5UN's big array, a QSO
> was completed with ease with about 100 Watts out the back door to two
> 10-element Yagis.
>
> See http://www.arrl.org/contests/results/2000/FDAY.pdf for details.
>
> But thanks to whiners, the current rules may have been changed. Some
> folks need to get a life!
>
> 73,
>
> Chip Margelli, K7JA
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