Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
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As W0MU noted, you could use a remote in an area that is reasonably close to your former residence.
I still like the 500 mile circle.
So even if you retired to the UK for all those NHS benefits, you could still operate from your current region from an RF perspective.
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 2:47 PM -0400, "W0MU" <w0mu@...>
Remotes are allowing those
in nursing homes or retirement homes the opportunity to play radio
and takes up no more space than an Ipad or computer! This is a
great and wonderful thing.
On 8/7/2020 12:29 PM, bmanning wrote:
I have been working DX for 40+ years. What if life
circumstances caused me to move 1000 miles away from my home. Do
I need to start over? As the rules are now, no, but if the rules
are changed then what?
On Fri, 7 Aug 2020 18:07:08 +0000 (UTC), w2ttt
think folks should do that either.
area for your efforts and then operate and improve your
skills. Want to try it somewhere else, great, two different
DXCCs. NP. Each has value, but they should not be mixed. As
I noted in another comment: Compare the optjons of a US Ham
in Miami vs. one in Bermuda. Pick a spot, a physical spot.
I don't care where you live, but I care where your radio and
evolved that far, but now we have guys traveling physically
and virtually across broad areas to gain an advantage that
dillutes the integrity of the programs because they change
their location and mix the contacts from different station
localities. We have even seen cases where the operator used
two different stations, very widely separated beyond
reasonable limits to receive the DX that was uncopyable at the
transmitting station. That makes no sense.
pick a spot, operate, compete, grow and enjoy!
ARRL or other groups need to evolve their awards prorgrams,
then they should treat it as a business opportunity to certify
multiple DXCCs for a given operator's chosen locations. Very
cool to have an East Coast, West Coast and a Gulf Coast DXCC!
How about one from 8P6, too? If there are remote stations
that an operator can call "home" even if one of many, that is
for some contests, remote stations should be in their own
class, much like Multi-Multi, Multi-Single, Single, Rover,
Portable, etc. are now. It.would depend.on the contest.
On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 1:39 PM -0400,
"Jack Roberts - KD9OPV" <kd9opv@...>
just pick one station or compact circle of stations
for your awards and call that "home" for the purpose
of awards. That is exciting and reasonable and
maintains the integrity of the awards program.
You see, that would be fine but very frequently my
'favorite' station is unavailable because someone else
is using it. This makes it so that I have to chose a
different station in a different location. Picking one
station or a compact circle is practically impossible
with services with RHR. In theory, your solution would
work, but in practice, it just won't work