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Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests

To: Albert Crespo <f5vhj@orange.fr>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Control in Contests
From: Gerry Hull <gerry@yccc.org>
Reply-to: w1ve@yccc.org
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:56:58 -0400
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Of course you can still travel to C21!  It's your choice.   Yes, people
will go to WRTC because they want to be together.   Just because you
like to travel to exotic places and operate ham radio, does not mean that
everyone else does.  But they should be able to experience operating from
somewhere else if technology allows it.

Ham radio, after all, is about people.   DXPeditioners and multi-op contest
teams enjoy the company, comradery and hard work.   Someone taking the time
to engineer a remote station that really works, as was done in WPX, is also
a great

You sound like the same bunch of people who said that ham radio would go to
the dogs
when CW was eliminated from testing.  Guess What?  CW thrives.   So will
and contest operations with on-premise ops.

The sky is not falling.

73, Gerry W1VE

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM, Albert Crespo <f5vhj@orange.fr> wrote:

> So, remote control is the same as just being there.
> Well, I propose to hire the guy that set up all the bank servers on Nauru
> (C21) to put up a ham station and hook it up to the Internet. Instead of
> the
> monumental  task of trying to get to Nauru , and once there, finding a
> decent place to stay (there are only  two hotels in the entire country ),
>  I
> will ease into my easy chair at home and the world will line up to work the
> only C21.
> This is the new Radio Sport, according to the rules now in place.
> All that money and time spent for participants to go to WRTC to compete,
> all
> that nonsense can be avoided . The teams can stay at home, with a referee
> to
> supervise each team,  and all  the transmitters and receivers can be in a
> good radio location like Puerto Rico. What fun!
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