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Re: Field Day Rules ARRL -vs.- AMSAT



Gary,
As I recall AO-7 and VO-52 are not FM satellites, hence exempt from the rule 
so is FO-29

Art, KC6UQH
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 25, 2008 7:32 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Field Day Rules ARRL -vs.- AMSAT


> The ARRL Field Day rules regarding satellites are difficult for me to
> understand.  I asked for a clarification of the one contact FM bird rule 
> and
> did not hear what I expected.  What they mean is "one contact per FM voice
> satellite"
>
>
>
> For example: if AO-51 is running VU and LS you get one contact, not one on
> each transponder. (The opposite of AMSAT I believe)
>
>
>
> I believe there are more differences;
>
> On AO-7 where working a station in mode A and then working it again in 
> mode
> B would be two contacts for AMSAT, but a dupe for ARRL.
>
>
>
> In fact working a station on AO-7 (either transponder) and then on VO-52 
> is
> a dupe in the ARRL (but not AMSAT) rules as "Satellite" is a single band 
> in
> the eyes of the ARRL.
>
>
>
> I'm trying to stay out of trouble this year, so if anyone has any 
> additional
> clarifications please let me know, or if you know this to be wrong let me
> know.
>
>
>
> Thanks and 73,
>
> Joe kk0sd
>
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