[CQ-Contest] Remote Base

Bob Naumann - W5OV W5OV at W5OV.com
Sun Aug 21 18:11:01 EDT 2005

What Bruce says is correct.  On what basis are you challenging his

Contest rules do not allow for remote receiver sites.

ARRL: All transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500-meter
diameter circle, excluding antennas.

CQ: Transmitters and receivers must be located within a 500 meter diameter
circle or within the property limits of the station licensee's
address, whichever is greater. All antennas used by the entrant must be
physically connected by wires to the transmitters and receivers used by the

If the transmitters and receivers (the station) are in KP4, what difference
does it make where the operator is?

Bob W5OV

-----Original Message-----
From: N7MAL [mailto:N7MAL at CITLINK.NET] 
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 2:54 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com; Bruce Horn
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Base

Bruce might I suggest you think this through before you make such a hasty
response. I refer you to VE4XT's response where he asks a valid question:
Why go to a rare mult when you can do from at home. OR how about some of the
W6's like W6RJ who run outrageous power from a 10K high mountaintop instead
of having a home station? (There are at least 3 of those W6 stations on the
air daily).
My, very humble, suggestion would be to only allow internet remote bases to
submit checklogs, at best, or have a separate category. Technology is moving
very rapidly right now and in the next 12 months there could be several
dozen of these remote stations in every contest. AND to further complicate
the question there are new remote receivers popping up every single day. I
think there are somewhere around 200 now, how do they figure in the
question. Wouldn't it be great to have 3 receivers: one in the east coast,
one in the middle, and one on the west coast? The technology is already in
use and I suspect being used.
Just more food for thought, or fuel on the fire.

MAL         N7MAL
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Bruce Horn
  To: N7MAL ; cq-contest at contesting.com
  Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 16:26
  Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote Base

  At 07:02 AM 8/21/2005, N7MAL wrote:
  >Saturday a friend of mine gave out some points in NAQP.  He was in a
  >different from the transmitter location. He was on an internet remote
  >base. What should he have used for his state? I read and re-read the
  >and didn't see it defined.

  The location of the transmitter. This will be addressed in 2006 revised

  73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn at hornucopia.com) 

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