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RE: ISS for Field Day



Again, Earth-Satellite-Earth contacts count for the 100 point Satellite
Bonus, whether they are relayed through equipment on the ISS or some
other satellite.  Contacts made with operators located on manned
platforms in space do not count for the bonus but do count for QSO
points.  It's treated the same as Maritime Mobile and Aeronautical
Mobile stations.  Consider the ISS crew as an Astronomical Mobile
station.

If you're taking the time to set up a satellite station for FD and the
only contact you make through an orbiting body is with the ISS crew,
you're doing a pretty poor job of communicating.

My advice is; quit moaning and groaning about it and make some contacts
on satellites. Field Day is about Emergency Preparedness communications,
not about contacting one individual operator!

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 12:42 PM
To: Amsat-bb@amsat.org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS for Field Day

If someone takes the time to set up a satellite station for FD and
points
the antennas into space either manually or mechanically  and it's either
a
manned platform or transponder it should count.


John
N2HMM
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