wv2zow at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 17:28:33 EDT 2013
Using the same logic, if I had a Bluetooth headset/microphone (frequencies
restricted to keep it within the 2.4 gHz ham band), then that too would be
a repeater station? I disagree -- the link between the control point and
the radio is part of the same station. Now, if I contacted someone via a
Mars rover, as far as I am concerned, I contacted a radio on Mars. Does it
count for awards/contest? That is up to the sponsor. If they allow it -- it
counts. Same with any remote control -- if allowed, it counts, if not, it
doesn't. --Mike, WV2ZOW
On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM, <w5ov at w5ov.com> wrote:
> In this case, it would be a 'repeater'; invalid for contest purposes and
> most others.
> > Remote Operating
> > As I said before: "the technology exists today to place a station
> > of remote operation on each and every DXCC entity in the world."
> > But it actually goes beyond that. We put a â€œroverâ€ on Mars (the
> > planet) right? Two I believe.
> > If my web search is correct, the Mars rover(s) operates in or around
> > X-band, and there just happens to be an amateur radio allocation in the
> > X-band at 10-10.5GHz. Looks like dropping the frequency from about
> > to 10.5GHz ought to do it. It is probably not quite this simple, but
> > with me here.
> > Are there 2 NASA scientist hams out there willing to reconfigure the
> > rovers a bit so that they can complete the first interplanetary amateur
> > radio QSO?
> > But who do we say was the operator on Mars ? I mean, which one worked
> > first?
> > If an operator does not have to be at the remote station, then it counts
> > right?
> > All you have to do is get the equipment there.
> > Would you claim the first interplanetary QSO, if no one was at the other
> > end?
> > Now, I am not saying remote operation is good or bad, but at what point
> > does it count or not count?
> > If you remote across borders, donâ€™t you need at a minimum the proper
> > license to do that?
> > And also know that the country you remote to, allows remote operation not
> > just from another country but possibly by a non-citizen?
> > New rule proposal: for all remote contest operations, have the operator
> > submit evidence of proper licensing, similar as is done for DXCC approved
> > operations, you have to prove you had permission to operate a station
> > the location/country you remote to. And also prove that you really
> > operated a remote station located where you claim it is located.
> > 73 Scott W2LC
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