This is already happening. You can operate from Hawaii while sitting in W7.
W4AN was operated from W7 in a Dx contest. You can even "rent" a station
such as W7DXX (in Boston) altho its restricted to limited time frames. This
one can go either way. I talked to a USA ham in Isreal operating the W7DXX
internet remote. I also hear a W6 using the remote to work Europe.
I also remember W2AH using an AEA device on a touchtone telephone to
remotely work his station
on 17. I heard him ask a VR2 what frequency was he on.
Mr. Thorn is just a more modern remote method that W6YY used 40 years ago by
UHF radio link.
I guess soon it will be have PC can work contests!
> This raises the interesting possibility of someone setting up a station in
> whatever exotic DX location, and renting the operating to anyone on the
> It would also allow almost any licensed ham to be a guest operator at
> or anyone else's station. No doubt the peanut gallery will have plenty to
> say about this....
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