While it is true that operating from a DX location and suffering from jet
lag is indeed a factor that one needs to consider, the difficulty in
assembling such a remote station and the inherent technical impediments to
such an operation are probably much greater on balance. The network
latency is a given that cannot be overcome and the further away the remote
station is, the greater the network latency is.
I fail to see any reason to think that someone operating remotely would
have any advantage whatsoever.
I also cannot imagine that anyone operating remotely has any chance of
beating someone who is live at a similar DX location. The remote operation
will clearly be at a disadvantage.
P.S. This is my personal opinion and not necessarily that of any contest
committee I am a member of.
> Is there the perception that operating from a doggy place where if you
> forget to use bottle water to brush your teeth can cause disease is
> equivalent to operating from the comforts of your own home?
> Fatigue is a big factor in a 48 hour contest and having a remote setup
> a clear advantage over someone who is not doing so.
> There are no travel or jet lag issues when operating from home. The list
> goes on and on on the side of being at the site.
> If people want to use remote, fine, but let's not kind anybody that is the
> same as being at the site.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: W0MU Mike Fatchett
> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:07 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ Magazine Award Policy for Remote Base
> I agree Ken.
> If I want to spend the money to build a remote station in J6 or HK or
> wherever and it is legal it should be allowed. Where the operator sits
> is of little consequence. The contacts are made with a STATION in J6
> or HK.
> Mike W0MU
> W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net
> On 6/20/2012 5:36 PM, Ken Widelitz wrote:
>> CQ Magazine, June, 2012, Page 91:
>> "Contacts with a remote base station are valid for all CQ contest and
>> purposes. Award applications by a remote base operator are permitted
>> both the station (transmitters, receivers, and antennas) and the
>> are located in the same country (entity)."
>> Are "contest" awards (certificates, plaques, trophies) "by a remote base
>> operator" covered by the second sentence? Since the first sentence
>> it covers contest contacts, it is implied that the second sentence does
>> also. Personally, I couldn't care less about CQ Magazine non-contest
>> but I do care about contest awards.
>> If this policy applies to contests, it is a terrible policy. Policies
>> be implemented in order to have MORE entities to work in contests, not
>> (i.e., my understanding is that the 2 point NA QSO rule was implemented
>> encourage Dxpeditions to NA entities.) Also, it would be another rule
>> it is almost impossible to detect a violation.
>> What difference does it make where the operator is located when
>> remote station? In every case, the operator simply is not at the station
>> where transmitters, receivers, and antennas are located.
>> 73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT (not yet remotable, but most probably will be in
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