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Re: Field Day Rules ARRL -vs.- AMSAT



You have interpreted the AMSAT rules correctly. However, we are not in a 
position to interpret the ARRL rules. I would suggest contacting someone 
at the ARRL for clarification. Even asking another ham could lead to 
that ham's interpretation and not the real deal.

73...bruce
AMSAT Director Contests & Awards
(one of my official titles)

Gary "Joe" Mayfield wrote:
> 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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Bruce Paige, KK5DO

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