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Re: ARRL Field Day rule change request successful.



YES!!!!   God IS a ham, after all!!


George

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Glasbrenner" <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>; "'AMSAT BoD'" <bod@amsat.org>; 
<officers@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 6:47 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] ARRL Field Day rule change request successful.


> It looks like the ARRL agreed with my request to modify their Field Day 
> rules to mirror our own on FM satellite QSOs.
>
>>From http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2007/fd.html
>
> 7.3.7. Satellite QSO: 100 bonus points for successfully completing at 
> least one QSO via an amateur radio satellite during the Field Day period. 
> "General Rules for All ARRL Contests" (Rule 3.7.2.), (the no-repeater QSO 
> stipulation) is waived for satellite QSOs. Groups are allowed one 
> dedicated satellite transmitter station without increasing their entry 
> category. Satellite QSOs also count for regular QSO credit. Show them 
> listed separately on the summary sheet as a separate "band." You do not 
> receive an additional bonus for contacting different satellites, though 
> the additional QSOs may be counted for QSO credit unless prohibited under 
> Rule 7.3.7.1. The QSO must be Earth-Satellite-Earth in nature. Available 
> to Classes A, B, and F.
>
> 7.3.7.1 Stations are limited to one (1) completed QSO on any single 
> channel FM satellite.
>
> Thank you to the ARRL and the Contest Advisory Committee for your 
> cooperation, and see you on the satellites on Field Day.
>
> 73, Drew KO4MA
> AMSAT-NA VP Ops

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