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Re: [CQ-Contest] RDXC updated FAQ - Remote operation

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] RDXC updated FAQ - Remote operation
From: Mike Fatchett W0MU <w0mu@w0mu.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:02:16 -0700
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They need to clarify what Web technology means.  The first rule sounds 
to me more like an attempt to prohibit the use of remote receiving sites.

With the aging ham population, more and more areas having restrictions, 
advances in communication technology including the internet is only 
going to make remote site contesting/operation much easier than it ever 
has in the past.

I don't believe any sponsor would intentionally want to limit 
participation in their events.

Mike W0MU

On 2/25/2011 7:22 PM, Pete Smith wrote:
> Mats, maybe I'm being naive, but this read to me much more like a
> language issue than some specific intent to say that no remote stations
> are allowed.  Hopefully, our Russian friends will clarify this.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at www.conteststations.com
> The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at 
> reversebeacon.blogspot.com,
> spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000
> On 2/25/2011 8:35 AM, Mats Strandberg wrote:
>> I noticed that the RDXC organizers have made a good effort to update the
>> Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
>> http://www.rdxc.org/asp/pages/faq.asp
>> Many questions regarding rule changes have been explained and I think most
>> contesters appreciate that RDXC is striving for better checking of the
>> submitted logs. The CAT demand for the three Top-scoring entries makes sense
>> with the additional comment that technical problems with CAT can be
>> explained to the committee and be subject to their decision evaluation and
>> final decision.
>> However, there is one clause in the FAQ that I still find a bit strange.
>> Although I do not work my countryside station 100 km west of Moscow as a
>> remotely, I thought this could be a possibility. Apparently not?
>> +++++++++++++++
>> According to item #40:
>> **
>> Is it allowed to use WEB stations?
>> During last ten years, qualitative leap happened in WEB technology. Now,
>> there is a chance for everyone to monitor the air from any point in the
>> world. Sure, this is very interesting. But it is a kind of cheating for
>> competition. Therefore untilization of WEB stations and other means of
>> distant monitoring is not allowed.
>> +++++++++++++++
>> What makes a possible Remote Operation via the Web a "kind of cheating for
>> competition" ?
>> 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 transmission
>> point than this QTH. I just extend my microphone or keyer cables, as well as
>> the earphone cable, 100 km from my cozy heated apartment, instead of forcing
>> myself to sit in sub-zero inside temperatures in my uninsulated summerhouse.
>> Is that cheating?
>> Remote operation from ONE (1) QTH, with all antennas and transmitter within
>> the 500 meter maximum distance, is according to my interpretation the same
>> as travelling 100 km, walking in meter-high snow, sitting in subzero
>> temperatures and working the same contest...
>> Another discussion might perhaps be if I move myself to a distant and rare
>> island through the web, and make use of the advantages from there... but
>> remote operation within the same DXCC entity should be perfectly fine for
>> most organizers who give this a little thought.
>> 73 de R3/SM6LRR, Mats
>> 73 de R3/SM6LRR
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