[CQ-Contest] K4VV in ARRL DX CW
k2qmf at juno.com
k2qmf at juno.com
Thu Feb 26 15:53:23 EST 2015
Why are we splitting hairs here???
It seems to me that this is the wave of the future
considering the rapid progress in the state of the art!!
Go with the flow or not! it's all up to you...
Just don't try to slow down the progress.
On Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:09:47 +0000 Paul O'Kane <pokane at ei5di.com> writes:
> The ARRL Contest Update for February 25 reports that
> A team of operators mounted the first totally remote
> Multioperator Unlimited category effort in last weekend's
> ARRL DX CW contest at the station of K4VV.
> It seems to me that the K4VV station was, in effect, a
> private repeater, with access restricted to team members.
> The general rules or ARRL contests state -
> 220.127.116.11. Stations remotely controlled by radio link may
> use necessary equipment at the control point.
> Note: there is no reference to stations remotely
> controlled by internet link.
> 3.9. Contacts made through repeaters, digipeaters, or
> gateways are not permitted.
> 3.10. The use of non-Amateur Radio means of communication
> (for example, Internet or telephone) to solicit a
> contact (or contacts) during the contest period is
> not permitted.
> It would appear that, for each and every K4VV QSO hosted
> on the internet as a result of calling CQ or TEST, the
> internet was indeed used to solicit those QSOs.
> IMHO, remote contesting, with its absolute dependence
> on the internet for each and every QSO, needs to be
> identified as such, and needs separate categories for
> scoring and listing purposes. For identification, the
> suffixes /IM (internet mobile) or /R (remote) would do
> do the job.
> Paul EI5DI
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