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AF3Y
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« on: July 19, 2013, 04:39:07 PM »

I guess I have had my head stuck in the ground..... I had not read this in QST.

remotehamradio.com

These guys sent me an email.  I have not answered it yet. Don't know if I plan to. I need to.....
Well, I am sure everyone that knows me can imagine what I think of this operation. Oh yes, its legal....... Roll Eyes

73, Gene AF3Y
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KE8G
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 05:00:20 PM »

I, too, received an email from them & was wondering why I was being contacted.  Seems somewhat like an advertisement to come and operate other ham radio stations, and "super" stations on top of it!!

As I said in another email string about this same subject, I operate using remote,  B U T   I own all the houses, land, and radio equipment in both locations.  Therefore, I feel what I am doing is perfectly fine, it's nothing more then me operating my equipment.

On the other hand, to me, using equipment belonging to someone else is definitely not a good thing.  I think it is nothing more than a way of cheating to obtain some sort of goal; whether it be DXCC or a contest, or something else.

73 de Jim - KE8G
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 06:27:59 PM »

I'd do it on 80 and 160 if I could afford it! I know the limits of my station on this suburban lot and certain parts of the world are just not ever going to be workable with what I've got down there.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 07:10:24 PM »

I am sure some people will sign up but I just can't see this being a money maker.
The whole thing sounds exactly like signing up for cell phone service.
Free minutes with a contract then charges for extra minutes LOL.

I don't think this will fly, the concept runs contrary to what ham radio is all about.

Good luck to the investors, I hope they didn't spend the farm on this.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 07:15:50 PM »

Wow - when you factor in property costs - it will be very interesting to see if they ever turn a profit.

I won't use anything like this - ever. I will always use what I have in my own back yard . . . which is the whole reason I am even back in ham radio after 25 years away from the hobby. But I'm into building antenna farms more than even working DX.

There is a guy in my county who uses a remote contest station to make all of his Q's - and he spots on the cluster incessantly. That wouldn't bother me - except he chastises those of us who sometimes struggle hearing the DX and maybe act a bit "alligatorish".

That really sucks. But sure - its "legal".

If I can't work em from my own back yard - then so be it. If I wanted it easy - I'd use Echolink or Skype  Grin

I made Honor Roll from my little pistol backyard antenna farm - and am proud of that. To each his or her own I guess . . .
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 08:07:36 PM »

Crap, if I had that kind of money to blow, I would have my tower already.  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2013, 02:05:17 AM »

From a business standpoint they have yet to address how they plan to implement setting up stations in countries that are outside the US licensing system.
I would imagine the far off remote DX stations would be what most people would want to use but then to use them they will need a license from that country. Will other countries issue licenses to a remote operator let alone the dozens that you would need to make that location profitable?
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