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Re: Topband: cheating

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From: "Lloyd - N9LB" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:47:45 -0600
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Read:  Section I. Basic Rules, #9 ...

9.  Station Location and Boundary:
a) All stations used to make contacts for a specific DXCC award must be located 
within the same DXCC entity.
b) All transmitters and receivers comprising a station used for a specific 
contact must be located within a 500-meter diameter circle.
c) QSOs made with legally licensed, remotely controlled stations are allowed to 
be used for DXCC credit.

The "500-meter diameter circle" rule seems odd because I can hop on a plane and 
work Bouvet from Florida for DXCC credit, or remote into a station in San Diego 
to work Ducie Island for DXCC credit, but can’t separate my Wisconsin 
transmitter and receiver by more than 500 meters.

I think "b)" needs to be deleted, especially in light of the wide scope of "a)" 
and "c)".  The noise floor in most cities has increased so much that hearing DX 
is becoming impossible for the city/suburban dweller.  A shared rural SDR 
Receiver located with-in the same state, or alternately within 100 KM, would 
seems to be a reasonable and practical solution to the RX RFI noise problem.  
It would also make a great local club project if legalized by ARRL.


Lloyd - N9LB

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-----Original Message-----
From: Topband [] On Behalf Of Steve Daniel
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2018 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: Topband: cheating

John, is the use of a remote receiver not allowed for DXCC? I don’t believe it 
is prohibited. I ask because your use of the word “cheating” suggests that it 
is. Is that what you are saying? Steve Daniel NN4T

Sent from my iPhone

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