[CQ-Contest] Remote operations

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Feb 26 23:04:32 EST 2015

So if I have a nice shack located say 50 ft away from my nice home. I 
build my nice radio station but prefer to spend periods of time in the 
nice house too.  So I buy a K3 and a K3/0.  Every thing is automatic.  
The K3/o sits on my nice mahogany desk where I spin the knobs or use 
N1MM or DXlabs to make my radio do what it does and it uses my home 
network.  My home network is not the internet.  My home network is 
comprised of electronics, wires and possibly some wireless aspects to 
the network.

Is the above acceptable?  Lets go from there........

Mike W0MU

On 2/26/2015 3:43 PM, K4XS via CQ-Contest wrote:
> I don't have a dog in this fight.  I don't operate remote and  I don't rent
> my station out for remote ops.
> I spent big bucks and lots of time building my station(s).  If  someone
> else wants to spend $30/hr  to remotely operate a station, who  cares?  Maybe
> the guy lives in an apartment or condo with no antenna.   As long as he
> properly IDs and operates in good practice I have no  problem.
> If he wants to blow $1440 to remotely operate a contest for 48  hours, is
> that really a lot different than someone flying to Aruba or KP2  spending
> money on airfare and renting a station in person?
> I chose to spend $$ on my station to gain an advantage in contests,  the
> remote op chooses to do it differently.  The guy who flies to a  semi-rare
> location for a contest does it differently too.  Which is  unfair?  None.
> Our hobby is changing and always has been.  Those of us old  farts remember
> when SSB was relegated to the top of the phone band.   Remember when
> computer logging started?   Shrieks and howls. Remember  when super check partial
> started?  Shrieks and howls.  SO2R?   Shieks and howls.  All of them brought
> controversy  and changes to  contesting.  And guess what, the sky didn't
> fall and contesting is alive  and well.  Remote operating may not be my or
> your cup of tea.   However, like it or not, it is here to stay...just like
> computer logging, SO2R  and SCP.
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