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Re: [CQ-Contest] Re; Use of remote receivers at "HQ" station in IARU co

To: frenaye@pcnet.com, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Re; Use of remote receivers at "HQ" station in IARU contest
From: sbloom@acsalaska.net
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:05:27 -0400
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Hi Tom et al:

I asked around about this before the WRTC closing ceremony tonight.&nbsp; The 
general consensus is, "There are no rules for the HQ stations."&nbsp; One of 
the reasons I assumed that there *were* rules is that this station (DA0HQ, no 
point in hiding the obvious), was *so* serious about multiplier hunting etc. 
(enough to have dedicated mult positions on each band).&nbsp; I took myself off 
the op list and left for a number of reasons, but the final one was the "rx 
antenna" instructions.&nbsp; I'd say bottom line, in this case it looks like it 
doesn't matter.&nbsp; The only thing I'd add on this particular station is, my 
sense is that the remote receivers are integrated with their normal rx antenna 
switching.&nbsp; It seems unlikely to me that it would be that way, only for 
this contest, but that is of course, speculation.&nbsp; Were I a log checker 
for one of the major contests and DF0HQ/DA0HQ were one of the leaders, I would 
be asking for audio.

Steve KL7SB

On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:02:36 -0400, Tom Frenaye  wrote:

Steve/KL7SB wrote:

&gt;I was wondering about the following situation ..
&gt;I was scheduled to operate at one of the HQ stations for this 
contest.&nbsp; In
&gt;this case, this particular station was doing 15 and 40M CW, with stations in
&gt;other parts of the country, doing 10, 80, and 160.&nbsp; I didn't actually
&gt;operate, for reasons&nbsp;that don't matter at the moment.&nbsp; What was
&gt;strange, to me, is that when they were giving the ops instructions, and
&gt;explaining the rx antenna switching, they explained that positions 1-4 (I
&gt;think) were Beverages, and that in addition they had remote receivers, and 
&gt;encouraged to use them if necessary.
&gt;I checked out the IARU contest rules, and don't see anything stated
&gt;specifically, but I know in general, contest rules require all antennas 
both rx
&gt;and tx to be in fairly close proximity to the actual transmitting
&gt;Any ideas?

My reading of the IARU rules and the supplemental ARRL General Rules for 
Contests suggests that remote receivers are not permitted, even for HQ stations.
Traditionally, HQ stations have been treated separately and have special rules 
to allow multi-muli and stations in multiple QTHs within the same ITU zone.

They don't officially compete for score - the rules say they get participation 
certificates. But, the scores are collected and compared (I don't think it's 
of the IARU/ARRL log checking process, yet a table of HQ scores is included in 
the results. The HQ competition is intense and at different times there have
been serious issues with some groups finding ways to bend/break the rules in 
order to finish at or near the top.

I think it's a "bad thing" if one or more of them was actively using remote 
receivers and hope the associated HQ scores will not be included in the final 

-- Tom

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