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Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ Magazine Award Policy for Remote Base

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQ Magazine Award Policy for Remote Base
From: Paul O'Kane <pokane@ei5di.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:49:53 +0100
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On 25/06/2012 18:31, Gerry Hull wrote:


> There are a couple of ways I know, based on current Licensing Authority
> rules (not contest rules), to operate a transmitter in a a country outside
> your home, which are within the current regulations.

The FCC, to take just one example, has no exclusive power
to regulate the behaviour of non-USA nationals, licensed
or otherwise, located outside its jurisdiction other than,
possibly, to prohibit the remote-control of a transmitter
located within its jurisdiction.

> 1.  Your country has a reciprocal operating agreement with the country, and
> the country allows remotely-controlled equipment (of course, any definition
> of remote equipment is not going to have a definition of WHERE the
> equipment is -- NOT YET).

Do any such arrangements exist?  I'm not aware of any.

> 2.  You have taken and passed a license examination in the country you are
> remotely operating in.

While this may apply in the USA, it does not generally
apply elsewhere.

  I am not sure about CEPT....  because, with CEPT, the governing body does
> not have to be made aware of your operation.  But, I assume until it is
> written into the law, it's possible using CEPT.

It's not possible under CEPT.  This was confirmed at
the IARU Region 1 Conference, Sun City, South Africa,
August 2011 - Recommendation SC11_C4_07  (approved)
which stated

   "It should be noted that operation under the CEPT T/R 61-01
   arrangement is quite specific.  There is a requirement that
   the person wishing to transmit must be actually visiting
   that country.  In other words the person needs to be
   physically present in the country to use the call sign
   'Country Prefix / home call sign'.  Thus, this precludes
   remote operation of a transmitter in a remote station from
   outside the country with the T/R 61-01 licence."

It seems to me that remote-control activities which play
fast and loose with national or international regulations
are unlikely to be either authorized or licensed.

Paul EI5DI

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