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Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests
From: Jack/W6NF <vhfplus@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:18:01 -0700
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On 4/11/2012 2:22 AM, Paul O'Kane wrote:
> <snip>
> Those who claim "it's the only way I can get on the air"
> deserve no sympathy.

> 73,
> Paul EI5DI

This is the one statement that really gets my boxers in a bunch, Paul. I 
know folks who are in exactly this situation and to say they deserve no 
sympathy is utterly callous.

There are plenty of communities in the US where local governments, 
homeowner's associations and neighbors wish to, and *do*, severely 
restrict or prohibit antennas of *any* sort. Folks in these situations 
may not have sufficiently deep pockets to simply pull up roots and move 
to a friendlier environment, not to mention the *very* deep pockets it 
can take to effectively fight such unwarranted restrictions.

In these all too common circumstances people should be applauded for 
their efforts to remain active, whether in contests or simple daily 
operation, and not derided for utilizing technology that is improper in 
your narrow view.

Jack, W6NF
Silver Springs, NV

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