Bob McGraw - K4TAX
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I'll just call the DX on the cell phone and log it as a 900 MHz contact. Much less expensive too.
This makes as much sense as paid time on a big gun DX station.
On Dec 16, 2018, at 9:39 PM, Jeff Clarke <ku8e@...
I guess I really don't understand your guys problem with this?
People guest operating from someones big gun station in contests
has been happening for years. Many of the elite operators, who are
usually younger, don't have the funds to build a big station.
Usually you need to have a relationship with the owner to be able
to operate their station. With the remote radio sites that are out
there like RemoteHamRadio.com
and BeLoud.Us you no longer need to have have that relationship
with the owner to be able to operate a big gun station. You just
need put out the cash to do it. Some will say that's not fair
that someone can pay to do this. My logic on this subject is
contesting and DXing isn't fair to begin with. Some people can
spend ten of thousands of dollars or more the build the best
station money can buy and others can't. So why would it make a
difference if you are at a station in person or renting a station
to operate remotely thru the internet? You are saving a lot of
money and labor to maintain a station by renting one of these
remote stations if you have the means to do it.
Sorry to break the news to you but this is the future of
contesting if you want to be competitive and be considered to be
an "elite" contester. If not then just do contesting for fun with
what you have.
Happy Holidays , Jeff KU8E
On 12/16/2018 08:34 PM, Bob McGraw -
I wholeheartedly agree!
Radios, antennas, and me at my QTH .
I hear them, I work them. No 'rent a station' for me.
I agree "rent a station" contacts
should not qualify for anything except ones ego.
On Dec 16, 2018, at 7:28 PM, James Blanca <ke8g.jim@...
Nope, I wouldn’t even consider trying
something like that...to me it is 100% against everything
I believe amateur radio to be! I remotely operate the
station I built, the antennas I assembled, the auxiliary
equipment I assembled. It’s mine, no one else’s!
If you can’t hear a station transmitting at
your QTH, switch to a “rent a station “ and make the QSO.
IMHO, that is cheating!
73 de Jim - KE8G
don't know where you live, no call sign in the posting,
but RemoteHamRadio.com has
direct connectivity from your K3/0 Mini or K3S to their
K3's located on the East Coast, with big antennas and
big amps. No extra software or hardware. Their
proprietary software is amazing. Pricing
is per minute of use, Discounts for contest periods.
73, Bill KO7SS
Information Technology Professional