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
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