Topband: sdrWEB not going in my log

Tue Jan 16 18:02:57 EST 2018

I think we are all losing sight of one important fact: the “rules” everyone 
seems to speaking about are ARRL rules...the only “rules” ANY ham is 
obligated to follow are the applicable government regulations associated 
with the country they have been licensed by. Believe it or not, not all hams 
in the world belong to, or care about, the ARRL. Remember the Communications 
Act of 1934 ? This law guarantees that anybody can RECEIVE radio signals on 
any band in any way they can get them. The only “rules” in the US are 
written to govern the nature and frequencies of TRANSMISSIONS of RF.
It is hard for me to understand why so many of us seem to want to impose 
their own interpretation of the “rules” on our fellow hams when most of them 
don’t care how the DX station hears them as long as they “make the contact”. 
If any station decides that this is not a valid QSO (for ARRL reasons), he 
can choose to leave it out of his log...What other stations do with that 
situation should be of no concern to him.
We can only wait and see how the ARRL acts (or not) on the use of web sdr’s 
as it relates to DXCC, contests, etc. I would expect a heated debate at HQ 
as acting against their use denies the technology, something they have been 
wont to do.
For now, I will work them now, worry about the “rules” later (or not).
Remember to have fun guys....
                73 jay NY2NY 

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