Re: remote radio

Jerry N9AVY

I'm one of those guilty of using a club station to make contacts, but the club station is  30 miles East of my QTH and has only been used for DXCC contacts when my station was down or QRN levels were too high here.  I won't regard thing as an unfair advantage.

When it comes to DX and those who are on DXpeditions, many hams have been known to leave a key to their station for a friend to work them from his station.  Let's face it, when someone spends a lot of $$$$$ to go to some rare DX QTH, WHY should he be penalized for making that DX QTH available to thousands in DX community by going without ?

What it all come down to is "personal integrity"  and we really don't need "rules" to cover the how and why of operating. After all, there are many out there who thinks rules were made to be broken.

Jerry  N9AVY

From: "w3hf@... [070]" <070@...>
To: 070@...
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2:33 PM
Subject: [070] re: remote radio

James -
I also agree completely with what you've said. Part of my concern and perspective on this topic is the treatment of my own portable operations, as I've operated portable from at least seven states within CONUS (not including KH2, KH6, and VQ9). Some of these used an existing club station, one used another ham's personal station, some were all my own equipment brought from home, and some were a hybrid. 
What really gets to me is the inconsistent treatment that can be applied, and you highlighted some of those. Let me add that if I can travel to Colorado and count contacts I make there, but I can't remote login to the same Colorado station and count those contacts, then there's an illogical inconsistency, regardless of whether that station is someone else's (either a club or a rental or someone else's personal station) or one I bought and paid for. (FWIW, this is purely hypothetical--the Colorado club station I use does not currently support remote operation.)

---In 070@..., wrote :
It's not nearly so simple.


James NF8I

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