hank k8dd k8dd at arrl.net
Tue Jun 26 17:15:17 EDT 2007

On 6/26/07, Tree <tree at kkn.net> wrote:
> 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.

I've had my K2/100 on my LAN using the K2  remote & server software.  Even
on a
100MB LAN the delay is, as Tree says, unacceptable except for a FD type

And ..... there is absolutely nothing like being in there live and in person
after dragging
all that "stuff" with you.  Nothing!

Hank    K8DD


'Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their
level then beat you with experience.'      -anon

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