[CQ-Contest] K4VV in ARRL DX CW

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Feb 26 16:50:35 EST 2015

Took you 3 days and this is hte best you could come up with 
Paul...........Same story.

Mike W0MU

On 2/25/2015 9:09 PM, Paul O'Kane wrote:
> The ARRL Contest Update for February 25 reports that
>   A team of operators mounted the first totally remote 
> <http://www.arrl.org/news/no-one-in-the-shack-as-station-logs-4200-contacts-in-arrl-dx-cw-contest>
>   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.
> http://www.arrl.org/general-rules-for-all-arrl-contests
> The general rules or ARRL contests state -
> 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.
> 73,
> Paul EI5DI
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