Personally, and with all due respect, I think that even suggesting the use
of any single or dual channel voice satellite during FD is fundamentally
equal status with suggesting next year FD be held on 60M alone.
You can put a glass of water on a table in front of 5 people, and they know
is a reasonable expectation they will get a sip, and act accordingly to each
Put the same glass in front of 100, and they know there is reasonable
they will not, and their management of the situation will change
of the "rules".
I acknowledge the importance of a satellite presence during FD, but I
question the benefit to
AMSAT and to the rest of the satellite community by openly advertising and
"100 people a sip from a glass of water", and letting the rest of the ham
FD watch what ensues. Think for a moment.... what did the non-satellite ops
your site think?
Does anyone really believe that a tweak or a clarification of the rules will
the situation next year?
(whose last satellite FD was on AO40; patiently waiting for the next HEO