[CQ-Contest] Remote

Tom Osborne w7why at frontier.com
Thu Jun 20 21:07:03 EDT 2013

Has anyone operating remote ever won a major contest?

I don't think a remote operation somewhere will will SOABHP any time soon 

If it does, then maybe that is time for you to worry.  73

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Most of the remote operations I know about are like this:

An operator who, for a variety of reasons (homeowners' association, antenna
restrictions, lot size, apartment dweller, lives in a deep ravine, etc.)
wants to play in contests from home but can't. Or, travels a lot for
business and wants to play radio from away.

So he or she extends their microphone cables, key lines and control cables
from a radio site to their location, be it their home or hotel room.

All of the RF equipment is within the typical 500-meter radius, the only
thing that isn't is the operator. Your signal travels to his receiver the
way it always did and his signal travels from his transmitter to your
receiver the way it always did. The only difference is the demodulated data
(voice, cw, rtty, etc.) then travels an extra distance to the operator.

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