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Re: ISS for Field Day



On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 15:54:27 -0400 sco@sco-inc.com writes:
> In my opinion, if a ham makes a QSO with someone who is NOT on this 
> planet, 
> that should count for even more points, because it is such a rare 
> feat. 

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If it is a CW QSO.  If it is FM, or phone or digital communications 
of any sort, it should be releagted to the trash barrel.  You have
your opinion, I have mine.


73,





Skip
K6HMS 


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> think the ISS should have its own DXCC classification. It certainly 
> is as 
> far away (or more) than most islands from their parent countries.
> 
> Les
> W4SCO
> 
> At 02:26 PM 6/17/2005, you wrote:
> >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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