As others have mentioned previously, the suspicion is that RDXC was
trying to prohibit the use of clandestine remote stations. For example,
I live in Arizona but if I want an illegal competitive advantage I could
set up a remote receiver (or transceiver) in Maine and have a much
improved chance at making contacts with Europe on the low bands while
still claiming operation from Arizona. Whether RDXC actually intended
to prohibit ALL remote stations ... including one (using my example) set
up in Maine while claiming a Maine QTH ... was never resolved as far as
I know. And if they did intend for it to be a blanket violation, it's
entirely possible that they felt they would be unable to determine the
location of a remote link to know whether it was otherwise above board
or not so they just prohibited all of them. The wording of the rule is
clear, but in my opinion the full rationale behind it is not.
On 4/12/2012 12:10 PM, Igor Sokolov wrote:
> To put some more powder into the flame, Russian DX contest is another one
> that explicitly prohibits remote operation.
> 5.1.2 Using any IP net for the remote transceiving, including web radio
> stations is unsportsmanlike and the entry is subject to disqualification.
> As for me - I did not yet developed my personal attitude to this subject,
> but it is interesting to hear arguments from both sides.
> 73, Igor UA9CDC
>> On 12/04/2012 04:08, W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
>>> I thought I would summarize some of my questions in one post.
>> That's generous of Mike, but I started the Remote Control
>> thread and I believe he will find direct answers to many
>> of his questions in my original post.
>> Where anything in that post is unclear, or does not
>> answer a question (and sometimes you have to read between
>> the lines), then I will try to answer any pertinent questions
>> related to contesting.
>> Paul EI5DI
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