[amsat-bb] AMSAT Field Day

Bruce kk5do at amsat.org
Tue Jun 28 13:48:26 UTC 2016

here is a link to UO-11 from the past. yes, the rules do allow for the 
use of this type of satellite should one ever be launched again with 
this type of capability. it is basically like sending and receiving an 
email. you send a message up, satellite orbits and somewhere others 
download the message. then they might send a message up and others 
download that one. the point was for field day for you to send a message 
up and get points. then when you download other peoples messages, you 
get points. not to send yours and receive your own for double points.



On 6/27/2016 8:40 PM, skristof at etczone.com wrote:
> Confession of ignorance:
> On the pdf Field Day Summary sheet, there is a space for voice QSOs (OK
> on those), CW/RTTY/PSK31 (OK on those), and for Up/Downloads (e.g. on
> UO-11(?)).
> What is meant by Up/Download with respect to Field Day and/or satellites
> in general? I couldn't find UO-11 listed as either a communications
> satellite or a telemetry satellite on the AMSAT website list of
> satellites. I figured if I found a link for the satellite it would
> answer my question.
> A point to a helpful link will be a sufficient answer, but a written
> introduction to the topic on this BB would be wonderful.
> Steve AI9IN
> (And I did not try to do any half-semi-anti-duplex up/downloads, so back
> off on that.)
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