Hello all and thanks for different opinions!
As we can see from the replies, obviously the question needs to be further
clarified by RDXC Committee :)
And to you Paul...
The topic was written with the purpose to get the issue clear and does not
necessarily reflect my own opinions of what I would like to consider real
contesting ;) The arguments shown in my words actually reflects what others
have said to me when I had my doubts about remote contesting operation...
Next ARRL CW (when we have minus 30 C or colder), I truly invite you to
Moscow for some REAL Russian Extreme contesting in my summer house :) We
will take all measures to at least raise the INSIDE temperature in that
place to minus 5 by the end of the contest.
Please make sure to bring a few drops of Irish special beverages so we will
survive ;) Bring some nice warm gloves with open finger tips for the use of
my old-fashioned Bencher - You will need it, believe me!
Irony is a part of the Swedish tradition, so sorry for making you think I am
a weak viking in Russia not ready to endure a bit of pain for contesting ;)
I often do that wintertime as you can now understand.
Remote is not my cup of tea, but I know many persons who do like to explore
this way of operation, and as CQWW apparently even agrees for this type of
operation from another country (correct me if I am wrong), then I think RDXC
must be more clear in the English formulations...
So next time Paul, relax a bit and dont take any opinion on the reflector as
a private offence to your and others opinions ;) Contesting is fun, but not
a struggle of life and death, is it?
73 de R3/SM6LRR, Mats
2011/2/26 Paul O'Kane <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On 25/02/2011 13:35, Mats Strandberg wrote:
> > What makes a possible Remote Operation via the Web a "kind of cheating
> > competition" ?
> It's simple. Without the internet, you could not have
> a single "QSO". You are 100% dependent on the internet,
> a commercial wired communications technology - how could
> it be anything other than a kind of cheating?
> > All my transmission and receiving takes place from the only QTH I can
> > operate from. No web is used to have an additional reception or
> > point than this QTH. I just extend my microphone or keyer cables, as well
> > the earphone cable,
> Then just extend your microphone, keyer and earphone
> cables for 100 km, and let us know how many QSOs you
> have. Remote control is different - that's why it's
> called remote control.
> 100 km from my cozy heated apartment, instead of forcing
> > myself to sit in sub-zero inside temperatures in my uninsulated
> This is the "I'm special" argument - I have lots of
> "problems" and cannot reasonably be expected to abide
> by the rules.
> > Remote operation from ONE (1) QTH, with all antennas and transmitter
> > the 500 meter maximum distance, is according to my interpretation the
> > as travelling 100 km, walking in meter-high snow, sitting in subzero
> > temperatures and working the same contest...
> This interpretation is flawed. We're talking about
> amateur radio contesting, and you want to use the
> internet to replace RF in the signal path between you
> and the other operators. What you're proposing is
> something other than amateur radio contesting.
> Paul EI5DI
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