[CQ-Contest] Remote Advantage

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Sat Jun 3 18:56:45 EDT 2017

Of course there are locations that have a geographical advantage and hams
have been traveling to them for years. Are you saying that everyone should
only operate from their licensed address? No one should fly to the Caribbean
or the east coast of the US to enjoy a contest? Many of the top contest
operators do not even own a station. Operating remote is likely a
disadvantage to actually being at the station where you can physically swap
out a dead amp, rotator control, etc and have no internet connection issues
and delays. If you compare my 2016 20m CQWW RTTY score (W4AAA)
http://lists.contesting.com/archives//html/3830/2016-09/msg03374.html with
W4AAW's remote 20m totals you will no advantage
http://lists.contesting.com/archives//html/3830/2016-09/msg02923.html .
Kudos to W4AAW for building a state of the art remote station for others to

John KK9A

To:	Contest Reflector <cq-contest at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject:	Re: [CQ-Contest] KU1CW location
From:	Shelby Summerville <shelbyk4ww at xxxxxxxxx>
Date:	Sat, 3 Jun 2017 07:11:06 -0400

IMHO, with the exception of those living in antenna restricted communities,
or having other restrictions, I must disagree. As with most everything done
in a competitive environment, if it doesn't provide an advantage, why
bother? Whom, among us, doesn't believe that there is a geographical
advantage to live on/near the East coast, in DX contests?

Shelby, K4WW

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