[CQ-Contest] RDXC updated FAQ - Remote operation

Doug Renwick ve5ra at sasktel.net
Tue Mar 1 21:55:43 PST 2011

Maybe those who wish to destroy the hobby should certainly move along.


-----Original Message-----

Maybe those that no longer get enjoyment out of the hobby should move 
along.  I happen to think it is just fine.

On 3/1/2011 10:54 AM, Doug Renwick wrote:
> Mike,
> Review the history of the DXCC award.  You will find that in the past when
> one changed call districts, or moved greater than 150 miles one had to
> all over.
> Quote from 1975 rules: " 9) All stations must be contacted from the same
> call area, where call areas exist, or from the same country in cases where
> there are no call areas.  One exception is allowed to this rule: where a
> station is moved from one call area to another, or from one country to
> another, all contacts must be made from within a radius of 150 miles of
> initial location."
> Maybe everyone should tear down their antenna farms, sell all radio and
> related equipment and DX over the internet.  Because this is the direction
> where DXing and contesting and communication (i.e. Skype) is headed.
> Doug
> -----Original Message-----
> A bit over dramatic Doug?
> Here are the ARRL DXCC rules.
> *9. All stations must be contacted*from the same DXCC entity. The
> location of any station shall be defined as the location of the
> transmitter. For the purposes of this award, remote operating points
> must be located within the same DXCC entity as the transmitter and
> receiver.
> It doesn't say anything about one move.........
> Good luck with the plan to put remote stations in every entity.  That
> would be more of a challenge than attaining Honor roll ever would be.
> BS7, P5, Mt. Athos, KP1, KP5......
> Maybe everyone should tear down their stacks and run QRP into wet
> noodles too.
> W0MU
> On 2/28/2011 4:44 PM, Doug Renwick wrote:
>> You guys are giving me so many reasons to take my top of the honour role
>> certificate and burn it.  It was bad enough when the ARRL allowed one to
>> move from one side of the country to the other and still keep the
>> countries/entities without starting over.  Now we are going to put remote
>> stations in every country/entity.  Traditional DXpeditioning will be just
> a
>> memory.
>> The challenge will be gone!  It's also called 'dumbing down'.  Welcome to
>> the new world of entitlement where everyone wins a gold medal.
>> Doug

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