[CQ-Contest] RDXC updated FAQ - Remote operation

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Wed Mar 2 14:14:58 PST 2011

When I first read Paul's post I honestly thought it was from someone 
else to him since it seemed to fit like a glove.

Pots and kettles indeed ...

Dave   AB7E

On 3/2/2011 12:51 PM, Pete Smith wrote:
> On 3/2/2011 8:54 AM, Paul O'Kane wrote:
>> On 02/03/2011 12:37, Pete Smith wrote:
>>> This just about *has* to be a translation problem.
>> This attitude is typical of those, whether individuals
>> or organisations, who believe that they, alone, are the
>> custodians of truth and the paragons of reason.
>> They simply cannot imagine that anyone could think
>> differently, whatever about having the right to think
>> differently.
> Gee, Paul, what's that old saying about pots and kettles?
>>    >   However, the Russians have always been at the cutting edge
>>    >   so far as contesting technology is concerned, and I cannot
>>    >   imagine that they really intend to ban remote operation
>>    >   where all radio transmitting and receiving is done at a
>>    >   single site.
>> That is precisely what the Russians really intend
>> to do, according to the translator Mats R3/SM6LRR.
>> It's a novel concept - it seems to be what is known
>> as an amateur radio station.
>> Why not review the translation privately with Mats?
>> Or get another translator - although I have the
>> impression that some operators not be satisfied
>> until they hear what they want to hear.
> I have, indeed, been corresponding with Mats, as well as with another
> Russian friend, and I think we are all in agreement that there appears
> to be something wrong with either the writing, or the translation.  The
> rules emphasize, very strongly, their opposition to the use of remote
> receivers ("web receivers"), and as I think we all understand, that
> would be cheating.  Nobody has yet explained to me what is cheating
> about someone controlling his station from his apartment 25 miles away,
> or how such remote operation in any way violates the spirit of ham radio
> contesting.
> I've also written to the Russians to ask what they intended - in the
> meantime I choose not to accept Paul's version of it.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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