[CQ-Contest] Unlicensed Remote-Control.
Henk Remijn PA5KT
pa5kt at remijn.net
Mon Feb 1 15:09:54 PST 2010
Looking at the comments he was just testing some stations.
Not a big deal.
Only problem was that he used his own callsign with the country prefix
of the remote controlled station.
If remote operation by a non licensed person is allowed in F or DL it
was better to use the station callsign.
Afaik for the dutch regulations I am allowed to let anyone operate my
station as long as I am in control. (not remote control).
So I have to be present, someone else can operate. Of course with my
callsign and not PA/...
For the future it would be a good plan to describe what is allowed and
what is not when operating remote controlled stations.
At least follow stations regulations, but I dont see a problem in remote
controlling a station in the USA using my stateside callsign.
73 Henk PA5KT
Paul O'Kane schreef:
> In the 3830 reports for 31st January, there is a report
> from a US contester, who operated, by internet remote control,
> in the REF and CQ160 contests.
> It appears that both these operations were illegal, in that
> they were in breach of the terms of CEPT.
> CEPT operating privileges are granted only to visitors to
> the countries concerned. In particular, CEPT licences are
> valid "for non-residents only, for the duration of their
> temporary stays in countries having adopted the (CEPT)
> Regardless of specific rules for remote control operation in
> individual contests, it seems unlikely that contest organisers
> will start to accept entries from unlicensed operations.
> This highlights the potential for abuse arising from the
> non-regulated operation of remote-controlled stations across
> national boundaries.
> Paul EI5DI
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> CQ-Contest at contesting.com
Henk Remijn PA5KT
email: pa5kt at remijn.net
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