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Re[2]: ISS on Field Day

In the case of the packet operation, it would be two hams on earth communicating through the satellite.

I'm not so sure a contact WITH ISS should count, but any contacts made THROUGH ISS definitely fit the same category as satellite contacts.

Didnt we go through this SAME thing with Mir??


Monday, June 21, 2004, 2:32:32 PM, you wrote:

CE> Maybe because it is not a conversation between two amateurs that are on the
CE> earth communicating THROUGH the satellite???  Not trying to justify it but
CE> rather explain a possible thought as to why it does not count...

CE> 73s,
CE> kf4otn@amsat.org

CE> -----Original Message-----
CE> From: Margaret Leber [mailto:maggie@voicenet.com] 
CE> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 09:22
CE> To: Wayne Estes W9AE
CE> Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org; sarex@AMSAT.Org
CE> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS on Field Day

CE> Wayne Estes W9AE wrote:

>> Henderson notes that ISS voice or packet contacts do not count for 
>> bonus satellite contact points because the ISS is not an "Amateur 
>> Radio satellite," as event rules specify. Field Day has no specific
>> rules relating to ARISS operation because there's no guarantee that
>> the crew will be able to get on the air for the annual exercise.

CE> That's lame. How is this different from a PCSAT packet contact? A fair
CE> number of orbiting spacecraft are not strictly for amateur radio use;
CE> several of the RS birds come to mind, also AO-27 (and until recently
CE> UO-14). If ISS is in packet mode significantly more contacts can be made
CE> compared to two old high school chums chatting taking up  most of the
CE> pass. This ruling should be reconsidered.

CE>   73 de Maggie K3XS



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