Operating Remote! Game Changer!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W2RE, May 11, 2017.

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  1. W2RE

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    The best method to operate has been with a K3 and RRC (RemoteRig). The RHR team has eliminated the need for the interface box using software.

    Plug your K3/mini directly to your PC and operate some of the best station in the USA and abroad w/o the headaches of configuring an RRC interface box. This video explains the step by step instructions on how to get a K3/mini setup and running. It's really easy! Learn more here: http://www.RemoteHamRadio.com

     
  2. NR5O

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    Why remote, how is that a challenge?
     
  3. KK5JY

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    I tend to agree. I don't see the appeal of HF hamming that requires the Internet. Why not just use the Internet to talk to people and skip the radio? It's a lot cheaper and there are lots more people to talk to. The whole point of using HF radio is to communicate without the need for communications infrastructure.

    To each his own, I suppose. Remote HF seems to be creating a bit of a following. I hope the people who do this are writing to the FCC, Congress, ARRL, whoever is needed to get the RFI issues fixed where they live, so they can find a way to operate without the 'net.
     
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  4. N2SUB

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    To be fair, I remote from my back deck with a cigar and a snifter of scotch occasionally. But I just remote in to the station laptop from another laptop, so the remote part is just the connection between computers. Of course without a bluetooth headset I cannot work Phone, so I settle for Digital and CW (via keyboard control). If remote means from a hotel room somewhere, that sounds cool but it's not for me. :)
     
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  5. KC2THY

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    Remote is often the only alternative for folks living in HOA restricted communities. I had to operate from a picnic table in a park for five years before remote became a possibility. That meant no operating at night or on rainy or snowy days.
     
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  6. W2MGF

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    yES WHEN I HAD THE PROBLEM WITH MY K3/0 THEY HELPED ME HOOK IT UP YES BUT WHEN I WAS GETTING TROUBLE NO SUPPORT
    AT ALL ALL THEY SAID USE WEBDX WHICH I DIDT WANT TO USE THAT
     
  7. WF4W

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    i like the idea of remote - I do it myself sometimes using a much less pricey setup (see Chrome Remote Desktop)

    However, I am remoting into my own station while it is I that am remote. If there will ever be any question about remote radio work it will be the use of remote stations around the US to take advantage of varying propogation. For instance, if Im not hearing SE Asia from Georgia can I remote into a station on the west coast to make my contact?
     
  8. NK9Y

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    Am just getting back to dxing, so my question is. Do remote contacts count at the DXCC desk?
     
  9. W2RE

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  10. KQ9J

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    Of course you could. It's not the way I want to do ham radio....I want to make the contact from MY own station using my own antennas and equipment. As long as I am physically able, I will never live anywhere that I can't do that. If I can't work Bangladesh from my station in N. WI. so be it. But I have worked most everything everywhere. Operating somebody else's superstation remotely doesn't trip my trigger in the least.

    Now, not having a crystal ball is a handicap...who knows maybe at some point in the future I will have to live someplace where antennas are verboten. Then at least I could get on the air SOMEHOW. I think of people in assisted living centers and nursing homes and I always feel sad that somebody may have to give up amateur radio. At least the capability to operate remotely means they won't necessarily have to go completely without.
     

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