[CQ-Contest] Remote, apples and oranges

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Fri Jun 21 20:07:15 EDT 2013

If you are licensed in the USA you can legally operate remote from all 
of the territories as they are all covered by the FCC.  Other countries 
could be similar or different.

The point is why should anyone care.  Technology is almost to the point 
where it is nearly impossible to know that a station is being remote 

The only thing that matters is that operation legal under that countries 
laws and we need only concern ourselves with where the rf is radiated from.

This remote conversation concerns such a tiny portion of contest 
operations I have to wonder if this get brought up to keep the attention 
off the real issues in contest.

How many remote contest logs are being submitted?  I bet less than 100.

Mike W0MU

On 6/21/2013 1:50 PM, Vladimir Sidarau wrote:
> 1. Apples (in your homeland).
> You have problems with location, antenna restrictions, you travel across the
> country and stay away from your beloved station for too long, etc. In order
> to find a solution and stay on the air, you build a nice remote-controllable
> station in the country side on a top of a hill and run it from a condo or a
> hotel.
> Your activity is subject to the domestic law.
> 2. Oranges (in a beautiful sunny place in another country).
> You build a remote station at a sunny location (abroad) for contesting.
> Your activity is subject to the international law. It might be extended
> worldwide agreements or reciprocal country-to-country agreements.
> The (1) above is perfectly fine. The (2) above is not that clear, so far I
> am not aware of any reciprocal or extended international agreement on this.
> None. Please correct me if I am wrong.
> And finally, discussing the (2) using arguments from (1) is not quite
> appropriate. Or is it?
> 73,
> Vladimir VE3IAE
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