Tree tree at kkn.net
Tue Jun 26 13:29:17 EDT 2007

> Not to start this thread again but, as one who was quite vocally (typingly,
> anyway) opposed to long distance remote stations, I have to disagree with
> that comment, Kelly. I am more envious of the op who actually hauls his ass
> and his gear to KP4 than I would ever be towards a guy who simply pretends
> to have done that.

Having done some playing with remote operation - I think it would be hard to
be as effective as an operator when using a remote station - compared to 
being there in person.  The biggest issue is latency on the internet.  

Typically, there is a 300 to 500 millisecond delay from when you hear 
something coming over the audio channel until you can respond to it with
the radio.  This will make you sound more like someone who only operates
Field Day every year - as opposed to an efficient contest machine.

Tree N6TR
tree at kkn.net

PS: If anyone is interested in playing with a remote receiver (my K2 out
in the shop with a wire on it) - let me know.  I'll send you the 
instructions on how to hook up to it.

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