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RE: ISS for Field Day



This complaint pops up every year.  And, since almost everyone here will
have earned the bonus points by communicating through satellites such as
AO7, FO29, VO52, or SO50, I don't see why all the moaning and
complaining!  

The ARRL Field Day Rules specifically state that, in order to qualify
for the bonus, a contact must follow the Earth-Satellite-Earth path.
This makes absolute great sense to me, because the object is to
demonstrate satellite communication, not to show that you can talk to an
astronaut/cosmonaut.


73 de N8AU, Jim in Raymore, MO

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On
Behalf Of John Santillo
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 9:25 AM
To: Grant Mitchell; amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS for Field Day

It's ashamed that the ARRL wouldn't waive this.


73,

John
N2HMM

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grant Mitchell" <n4gm@comcast.net>
To: <kk5do@AMSAT.Org>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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.
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