[CQ-Contest] RDXC updated FAQ - Remote operation
W5OV at W5OV.COM
Sat Feb 26 05:06:57 PST 2011
This clearly is addressing remote receiving sites as being forbidden.
There's no language barrier. Look at what it says - not what it doesn't say.
They're talking about the numerous web-accessible receivers that are all
over the web these days. Isn't that obvious from the words they have used?
It clearly says "distant monitoring". It does not say "remote" or anything
else which would include both your RX and TX and such is not what they're
> On 2/25/2011 8:35 AM, Mats Strandberg wrote:
>> I noticed that the RDXC organizers have made a good effort to update the
>> Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
>> Many questions regarding rule changes have been explained and I think
>> contesters appreciate that RDXC is striving for better checking of the
>> submitted logs. The CAT demand for the three Top-scoring entries makes
>> with the additional comment that technical problems with CAT can be
>> explained to the committee and be subject to their decision evaluation
>> final decision.
>> However, there is one clause in the FAQ that I still find a bit strange.
>> Although I do not work my countryside station 100 km west of Moscow as a
>> remotely, I thought this could be a possibility. Apparently not?
>> According to item #40:
>> Is it allowed to use WEB stations?
>> During last ten years, qualitative leap happened in WEB technology. Now,
>> there is a chance for everyone to monitor the air from any point in the
>> world. Sure, this is very interesting. But it is a kind of cheating for
>> competition. Therefore untilization of WEB stations and other means of
>> distant monitoring is not allowed.
>> What makes a possible Remote Operation via the Web a "kind of cheating
>> competition" ?
>> All my transmission and receiving takes place from the only QTH I can
>> operate from. No web is used to have an additional reception or
>> point than this QTH. I just extend my microphone or keyer cables, as well
>> the earphone cable, 100 km from my cozy heated apartment, instead of
>> myself to sit in sub-zero inside temperatures in my uninsulated
>> Is that cheating?
>> Remote operation from ONE (1) QTH, with all antennas and transmitter
>> the 500 meter maximum distance, is according to my interpretation the
>> as travelling 100 km, walking in meter-high snow, sitting in subzero
>> temperatures and working the same contest...
>> Another discussion might perhaps be if I move myself to a distant and
>> island through the web, and make use of the advantages from there... but
>> remote operation within the same DXCC entity should be perfectly fine for
>> most organizers who give this a little thought.
>> 73 de R3/SM6LRR, Mats
>> 73 de R3/SM6LRR
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