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Re: ISS Amateur Radio Status: June 25, 2002

WOW!   Nothing else better to do?

This message is clearly PERSONAL and is of little interest to the rest of the 
next time you want to FLAME someone on a technicality (QST, the official 
publication of ARRL,  IS a magazine) please do it directly.  As for 
explaining Field Day, an "American" contest, to a "new" Russian Amateur...I'm 
sure the most understandable concepts were used.

Have a Nice Day!


In a message dated 06/25/02 8:04:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, k9ij@vx5.com 

<< Miles
 This statement is incorrect and  VERY dissapointing. I can't believe that 
 you are
 not aware that Field Day is sponsored by the ARRL, which is most definitely 
 "a radio magazine".
 If you 'don't' know the sponsor and purpose of Field Day, you need to be 
 I could have sworn that the ARRL was a primary sponsor and participant in
 >One of the goals in this contest is to talk to as many
 >people as possible by Amateur Radio in a 24-hour period.  Another goal is to
 >prepare amateur radio operators for operation from remote locations in case
 >of an emergency.  During this contest, the radio operators exchange
 >information such as the number of transmitters in operation and the source
 >of your electricity (commercial power, generator, etc.).  In this case the
 >International Space Station Alpha was running on pure solar power and they
 >had 1 transmitter in the amateur radio bands running, for a category called
 'Technically', ISS should probably have been Class 1B - Battery, rather 
 than 1A, but
 it's a bit late to get it correct, now.
 John - K9IJ
 ARRL Life Member
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