Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ARRL Broadens DXCC Criteria for Remote Operation

The ARRL board of directors has eliminated the long-standing DXCC award rule that remotely-operated stations must be in the same DXCC entity (country) as the operator. 

The ARRL Letter reports that the change "acknowledges the reality of the technology enabling remote operation" and says it is now up to the operator to make sure he or she is "applying that technology ethically and responsibly."

CQ recently addressed remote operating with a different approach, creating a second track of award categories for remote operation.