A bit over dramatic Doug?
Here are the ARRL DXCC rules.
*9. All stations must be contacted*from the same DXCC entity. The
location of any station shall be defined as the location of the
transmitter. For the purposes of this award, remote operating points
must be located within the same DXCC entity as the transmitter and
It doesn't say anything about one move.........
Good luck with the plan to put remote stations in every entity. That
would be more of a challenge than attaining Honor roll ever would be.
BS7, P5, Mt. Athos, KP1, KP5......
Maybe everyone should tear down their stacks and run QRP into wet
On 2/28/2011 4:44 PM, Doug Renwick wrote:
> You guys are giving me so many reasons to take my top of the honour role
> certificate and burn it. It was bad enough when the ARRL allowed one to
> move from one side of the country to the other and still keep the
> countries/entities without starting over. Now we are going to put remote
> stations in every country/entity. Traditional DXpeditioning will be just a
> The challenge will be gone! It's also called 'dumbing down'. Welcome to
> the new world of entitlement where everyone wins a gold medal.
> -----Original Message-----
> All this talk of remote operating has got me all fired up. I have remote
> capability from my house to the shack with a fast connection. I'm going to
> try it in a cw contest with my K3 and amp. I'll remote my skimmer too so I
> can see what's going on. Extending my shack to anywhere I want, setting up
> and using complimentary technology, coping with latency (not too much I
> guess?), all done with feet up in my cosy warm house. It's Just another
> category. What's not to like?
> Remote contesting. The 500 m diameter rule.... I don't see the correlation.
> What do the op has to do with the antennas being hooked up to the
> transmitter(s) and located within an imaginary 500 m diameter circle?
> The op can be touching the radio, a few feet away on the couch or taking a
> bio break with wireless keyboard and headset or even thousand miles away. It
> doesn't make a difference, as long as he/she reports he was operating a
> station somewhere else.
> What IS indeed wrong, is when someone is claiming to be operating from a
> given location but actually he/she has remote RX or remote TRX to take un
> unfair advantage over the others. But that, is a completely different
> Just my opinion.
> Martin, LU5DX
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