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Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests

To: Christian Schneider <prickler.schneider@t-online.de>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests
From: Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:34:56 -0400
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I don't think so.  I think Toni has misinterpreted DXCC rule 9, which reads:

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 receiver.

As I read it, this means that his remote-controlled QSOs will not count 
for *his* DXCC totals from the Azores.  Rule 9 bars claiming DXCC credit 
for QSOs made from a remote control point outside *the claimant's* DXCC 
entity, but that only affects Toni's ability to claim them, not that of 
the stations he worked.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 4/11/2012 9:56 AM, Christian Schneider wrote:
> N4ZR wrote:
>> Every single QSO that Toni made was a legitimate, unsolicited, 100% amateur
> radio QSO from the Azores.
> Well, some subtraction should be made, as OH2UA stated in his 3830-report
> (http://lists.contesting.com/pipermail/3830/2012-April/249492.html) that
> those QSOs do not count for DXCC. I´m  not in DXCC-rules but seemingly there
> is a perspective seeing such qsos a bit diffrent than "ordinary" qsos where
> the operator sits at the transmitting site.
> Will be interesting to see what further issues will arise with a growing
> number of such unmanned remote controlled stations - from new forms of
> rental stations to detective work of log checkers whether this stations were
> mis-used by cheaters as receiving sites etc.
> Toys for the Formula One who certainly will claim that it can attract new
> blood. Curious...
> 73, Chris (DL8MBS)
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