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Re: Satellite Field Day




Bruce,
 
    I was not clear, my concern was just the opposite --- Their point was AO-51 is not a single channel FM satellite, but a dual channel satellite.  That implies there would be no limit to the number of contacts you could make on AO-51, as there are no ARRL restrictions on dual channel birds.
 
     I know that is not within the spirit of the rules, but it probably is technically correct with the current ARRL wording.
 
73,
Joe> Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 08:52:21 -0500> From: kk5do@amsat.org> To: gary_mayfield@hotmail.com; amsat-bb@amsat.org> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Field Day> > Here was my official post back on May 3 when this question first came up.> > > I don't know where you got the idea you could not make a contact on each > transponder of AO-51. If you look at the rules below, which appear in > the Official AMSAT Field Day Rules, it specifically states "EACH > SATELLITE TRANSPONDER is considered to be a separate band." That means > if both transponders are turned on for AO-51, then you can have "ONE" > contact on each "single-channel FM satellite". There are two-channels, > thus one contact on each for a total of two.> > 73...bruce> AMSAT Director of Contests and Awards> > from official rules> > snip...> > - Each phone, CW, and digital segment ON EACH SATELLITE TRANSPONDER is > considered to be a separate band.> > - CW and digital (RTTY, PSK-31, etc.) contacts count THREE points each.> > - Only one contact is allowed via each single-channel FM satellite, > AO-27 (1 phone), SO-41 (1 phone), SO-50 (1 phone), AO-51 (1 phone > regardless of mode; PBBS-see Pacsats below), ISS (1 phone and 1 > digital), PCSat (I, II, etc.) (1 digital), etc.> > snip...> > > Gary Mayfield wrote:> > I hate being the guy to bring this up, but several guys pointed out tome at the club meeting tonight that on field day AO-51 will be runningas a "dual channel" FM satellite so the single contact Field Day rulewould not apply. I know this is not in the spirit of the rule - wouldit be possible to get a clarification out at this late of a date? Am I correct in assuming the spirit of the rule is to allow our clubone contact on mode J (V/U) and one contact on mode L (L/U) throughAO-51? While on the subject of Field Day rules *- if we were to work W1AW onSO-50 and then work W1AW on VO-52 (both are voice contacts). I believe this would count as 2 AMSAT Field Day voice QSOs, but onlyone ARRL Field Day QSO because "Satellite" is seen as a single "band" inthe ARRL rules, is this correct? Thanks and 73,Gary "Joe" Mayfield, kk0sdAmsat #21357> > _________________________________________________________________> > Add some color. Personalize your inbox with your favorite colors.> > www.windowslive-hotmail.com/learnmore/personalize.html?locale=en-us&ocid=TXT_TAGLM_HMWL_reten_addcolor_0507> > _______________________________________________> > Sent via AMSAT-BB@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.> > Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!> > Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb> >> > > _______________________________________________> Sent via AMSAT-BB@amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.> Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!> Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
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