I plan on being around, as do the rest of the younger generation(s).
I believe there is nothing wrong with remote operation. This is 2012, not 1950.
Technology has brought waves of advances with transceivers, computers, etc., so
why shouldn't we be able to access a station from a hotel's wifi while on a
business trip? You're still technically operating a fully legal station.
Embrace change, people. It happens whether or not you welcome it.
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On Apr 13, 2012, at 4:23 PM, "Mike & Coreen Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> de VE9AA
> I am 48....been a ham since age 14.....I was telling my wife the other day:
> " I can't wait to retire so I can enter every contest".
> Her reply:
> There will be nobody still left alive in 15-20 yrs to compete with.
> People AGAINST remote operation only hasten that demise. (I hope my wife is
> I have nothing but respect for anyone with a valid opinion, Paul included.
> My opinion is that he is wrong. We should do everything in our power to
> encourage every single person
> to contest. (tnx contest university)
> At the moment, I am in a position to contest from home, but someday, should
> the good Lord let
> me live to a ripe old age, or RFI/TVI affects me before that, I would love
> to have the option to contest from the nursing
> home (or my home) and "stay in the game".
> Remote operations are even more complex than being there, so I fully support
> anyone that's done their due diligence,
> got licensed, got all the hardware in place, paying power bills at both
> ends, using the correct country prefix and
> got on the air.
> THANK YOU Finns in the Azores (and every other remote operator)
> Mike VE9AA
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