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Re: ISS for Field Day

A contact with the ISS will count for "QSO points" but not for "Satellite
Bonus" in the ARRL Field Day.  Here is a copy of email I just received from
Dan Henderson.

Hi Grant:

A QSO with the ISS counts for QSO credit.

The satellite bonus is for an Earth-to-Earth QSO, which is the reason the no
relayed QSO requirement is waived for satellite QSOs.  While exciting, a QSO
with the ISS is not a relayed QSO - Earth to Space, so it does not meet the
criteria for the relayed Earth-to-Earth satellite bonus.

Thanks and 73

Dan Henderson, N1ND
ARRL Contest Branch Manager

73, Grant

----- Original Message -----
From: <kk5do@AMSAT.Org>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 8:43 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS for Field Day

> Keep in mind that although the ISS 'does not' count as a satellite contact
> towards the ARRL Field Day, it 'does' count for one contact towards AMSAT
> Day.
> Remember, like anyother FM satellite, only one QSO is allowed with the ISS
> FM voice. If the packet racket or 70cm station happen to be active, you may
> also make one QSO on each of them.
> 73...bruce
> Bruce Paige, KK5DO
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