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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: Paul O'Kane <pokane@ei5di.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:52:02 +0000
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On 26/02/2011 16:45, Richard Thorne wrote:

> Whats your opinion on remote control operation?

It has no place in amateur radio contesting because

!. It makes a mockery of the 500-metre rule
    for equipment and antennas.

2. It tends to involve the replacement, by the
    internet, of amateur-band RF in a portion of
    the signal path between the operators concerned.

Amateur radio is, by definition, independent of
all other communications modes and communications
technologies.  When a "QSO" cannot take place
without the continued availability of other such
modes or technologies, it is no longer an amateur
radio QSO - it becomes a hybrid communications

Paul EI5DI

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