Thanks for the post! I don't think that a unique category addresses all
concerns of remote operation, but I certainly agree that it is a reasonable
step, just as assisted categories were. It will probably end up being the best
compromise to change that is inevitable.
From:Dale Putnam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent:Thu 11-05-2015 08:34 am
Subject:RE: [CQ-Contest] Remote op & Who is this guy, really?
To:Drew Vonada-Smith <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Simple answer.. IF the operation is a remote controlled op.. NOT within the
commonly ascribed to 1000 ft circle type of restriction.. but more distant..
then that should simply be a new class of op.. NOT the same as any other op or
station.. it isn't a home station in a remote location, where work can be
accomplished any time available.. it isn't a "visited only for the contest" so
a FD type op occurs.. it IS.. A REMOTE op.. supported by commercial
communications companies, to allow the remote op. that makes it a very very
very long speaker and key/paddle line. And THAT deserves a new class. Simple
answer.. remote stations stand on their own.. compete with their own.. can be
compared with ?? and the QSL card.. can be used by the rx'er.. as needed.
Have a great day,
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
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