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Re: Second transponder on AO-51 at field day

I pleaded with the ARRL to implement this rule for several years, and each time, was told that it would discourage 1st-timers from even attempting to make a satellite contact. (?????!!!!)

I guess someone in Newington finally saw the light....

George, KA3HSW

-----Original Message-----
>From: Andrew Glasbrenner <glasbrenner@mindspring.com>
>Sent: May 4, 2007 9:41 AM
>To: kk5do@arrl.net, John Price <n4qwf1@gmail.com>, amsat-bb@amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Second transponder on AO-51 at field day
>The new ARRL rule change I spearheaded may be confusing the issue. It states " Stations are limited to one (1) completed QSO on any single channel FM satellite." so it is really the same as the AMSAT rules. I'm not really sure why this hadn't been addressed previously given the chaos on the FM satellites on Field Day, but I'm glad it's fixed now. Hopefully it will make a difference.
>Part of the decision to run the L/U repeater concurrently was based on the desire to provide a mode that encouraged and rewarded a slightly more difficult setup with a less crowded repeater, while still accommodating normal V/U ops.
>73, Drew KO4MA

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