[CQ-Contest] Remote - my 2 centavos worth
Paul J. Piercey
p.piercey at nl.rogers.com
Sun Apr 1 06:52:13 EDT 2007
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Gerry Hull
> Sent: March 30, 2007 03:34
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Remote - my 2 centavos worth
> That's just plain wrong. That would make remotely-operated stations
> second-class citizens.
Not necessarily. Remotely operated stations could be in their own category ,
as are mult-op stations with no stiputulation as to power output or
assistance useage, but they could also be multipliers unto themselves,
thereby generating a new point source.
In contesting, rules could be devised that would state that any station
under the control of an operator who is not physically located within the
boundaries of the multiplier area of the transmitter's 500m radius location
(ie. grid, county, section, state, etc) for the purposes of the contest
would be classified as Remote Control and append /RC to the call, so as not
to claim a particular location. The logging software would read the /RC and
trigger a new mult.
For DXCC, remote stations could be treated the same as /AM or /MM stations
and, in essence, be locationless. You could operate a remote station and
work DXCC but not be worked as a DXCC entity.
I'm just firing out ideas here. If I'm going to be force-fed progress, I'd
like to have a say in how it tastes.
73 -- Paul VO1HE
> > On 3/29/07, Tony Rogozinski < trogo at telegraphy.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Simple idea - let the folks who want to operate remote
> from wherever
> > > and however do their thing in a "remote category" and the
> rest of us
> > > will continue to operate contests as we've done for the
> past 50 or
> > > 60 years. End of problem. Otherwise we're dealing with
> apples and
> > > oranges IMHO and the
> > > discussion will never end. I don't have a problem with remote
> > > operation I just don't think those
> > > folks who chose to or must do should be competing with
> those of us
> > > who are doing it the old fashioned way.
> > >
> > > Tony W4OI/HK1AR (I even still use a keyer to send my
> exchanges during
> > > contests)
> > >
> > >
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> > Gerry, W1VE/VE1RM
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