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Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests
From: Jeffrey Embry <jeffrey.embry@gmail.com>
Reply-to: jeffrey.embry@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:47:34 -0400
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Just my two cents.

If the rules allow for this option...then by all means use it if you
want...if not...then don't.

There are enough categories in most contests to satisfy any operating
style.  My motto is compete in the category suited for you and have



On 4/11/12, Andy Smith <andy@m0vkg.org.uk> wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM, Paul O'Kane <pokane@ei5di.com> wrote:
>>> What difference does it make if it's being operated remotely? As long
>>> as someone isn't trying to claim that the QSO took place from where
>>> they're physically located, and are clear that where the transmitter
>>> is is the actual source, what is the problem?
>> The problem is (as I stated) that no contacts can take
>> place without first conecting to the internet, and
>> staying connected.
>> Therefore, any subsequent contacts must be something
>> other than amateur-radio QSOs.
> (Apologies - I meant to reply to the list initially... oops.)
> I still disagree. Although there does indeed need to be a wired
> connection for this to work, I'll repeat my initial response which
> essentially boils down to - so what? In your example, if Toni was
> claiming that the QSOs were between Finland and the stations he
> worked, that would be incorrect, and I would agree with you. But he's
> not - he's claiming they're from the Azores. Since that's where the
> transmitter(s) were located, that's entirely accurate.
> The method in which the transmitter/receiver is operated is frankly
> irrelevant. Whether Toni is in Finland or the Azores, the signal is
> being transmitted from the Azores.
>> Juat a reminder, QSOs take place between people.  In
>> the example quoted, there was a 4500 km wired link
>> in the signal path for each and every contact.
> Again, I have to disagree. QSOs take place between stations, not
> people. For the majority of contacts you can argue that the station is
> the person, but this obviously isn't the case for club or contest
> stations, who may have multiple operators at the same time.
> 73,
> Andy
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