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Fw: Field Day Satellite rules

Field Day Satellite rulesWell, folks, here's the response from the
ARRL.........   no such luck

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message -----
From: Henderson, Dan N1ND
To: George Henry
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 5:06 PM
Subject: RE: Field Day Satellite rules

Hi George:

Thanks for your comments.

This has been discussed in the past and was not adopted.  Limiting it to one
QSO kills the incentive for many groups to even attempt trying, just as your
point that allowing it kills groups from trying since they can't be
successful.  Unfortunately either way there are groups that will be unhappy.

By the way, they do not receive additional bonus points after the first QSO.
Any addition QSOs count only for QSO points.  You don't get additional bonus
points for QSOs on additional satellites.


Dan Henderson, N1ND
ARRL Contest Branch Manager
  -----Original Message-----
  From: George Henry [mailto:ka3hsw@earthlink.net]
  Sent: Sat 5/7/2005 6:37 PM
  To: contests
  Subject: Field Day Satellite rules

  AMSAT's Field Day rules restrict a station to ONE QSO per FM satellite, due
  to the tremendous overload & interference that occurs (See
  www.amsat.org/amsat-new/awards/amsatfd.php).  I think that ARRL's Field Day
  rules should do the same.  This way, those stations only wishing to get the
  100 point satellite QSO bonus would have a better chance, while those
  willing to put in the effort for additional QSO points could do so on the
  linear transponder birds (AO-7, FO-29, and now, HAMSAT) where there is
  bandwidth for everyone.

  George Henry, KA3HSW
  ARRL Member 0001155357
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