Topband: 2019 STEW PERRY

Mike Smith VE9AA ve9aa at
Tue Dec 31 14:29:55 EST 2019

I feel I must clarify.  I am in full support of remotes.  Please don't read
into my previous what I didn't type.

I hit "send" too quickly and know I'll get hate emails...argh, happens every


It's guys in EU using USA remotes that PURPORT to still be in EU. (like this
alleged US1Q operator)


Or USA guys using a remote in Japan to work Asians, but say they are still
in the USA that

is of questionable ethics.


I think remotes are a great idea, actually, so long as your callsign is
representative of where your antenna is at.


OK.I think that's clear now.


Mike VE9AA


Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB


From: Mike Smith VE9AA [mailto:ve9aa at] 
Sent: December 31, 2019 3:22 PM
To: 'topband at'
Subject: Re: Topband: 2019 STEW PERRY


Hi Nick, 


I did not work US1Q during this years contest, so won't comment on that
operator (but I understand 100% what you are saying, even though your
English is not perfect, hi hi)


I have in the past, "worked" an Italian station on 160m (I forget the call)
at 5NN+30dB many hours after sunrise in Italy, so I know exactly what you
are saying.


Fortunately (I think) we 'hope' these fellows using USA remotes (and any
remotes, actually) are the 1/1000 of true operators and not every other


I can only surmise they find satisfaction in trying to fool everyone, but
personally I don't "get it" (don't understand)

They are only really fooling themselves and it's themselves that stare back
at them in the mirror every morning.



73 de Mike VE9AA FN66 (New Brunswick, Canada)


Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB


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