I am in the fire service and we joke about this..../fire service/ being
/200 years/ of tradition unimpeded by progress
Apparently many in Ham radio have no desire for progress or change
unless it is on their terms.
Remote Contesting and Scoreboards are just the latest in crumudgeondom.
On 2/26/2011 2:19 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I don't "miss" your point, Paul. I simply do not accept it as valid.
> A strict implementation of your requirement to be "independent of all other
> communications modes and communications technologies" would prohibit, for
> example, computer controlled transceivers and computer generated CW or RTTY,
> since those methods commonly depend on non-amateur modes such as
> ANSI/EIA-232 or "Universal Serial Bus (USB)" for their communications link
> between the operator and the amateur radio equipment.
> 73, de Hans, K0HB/K7
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul O'Kane
> Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:59 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Remote operation
>> If two equivalently equipped stations exist "side-by-side" (just far
>> enough apart to avoid mutual interference), one controlled remotely and
>> the other conventionally controlled, explain the competitive advantage
>> enjoyed by the remotely controlled station.
> Whether deliberately or otherwise, once again
> you've missed the point.
> Amateur radio is, by definition, independent of
> all other communications modes and communications
> When "QSOs" are not possible without the continued
> availability of other such modes or technologies,
> they are no longer amateur radio QSOs.
> Paul EI5DI
> "Just a boy and his amateur radio"
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