When the "Staff" propose and BOD eliminates DXCC, ARRL will continue to
exist without subscriber KE1F.
Before eliminating DXCC, perhaps some staff positions should be eliminated.
If travel cost is high for DXCC staff, eliminate traveling, but NOT the
I must be missing something!
Lou KE1F / ZF2LM
----- Original Message -----
From: Zack Widup <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 18:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] I watch with interest, but with great sadness
: On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Jim Reisert wrote:
: > --- "Leigh S. Jones, KR6X" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
: > > So the DXCC certificate is in danger of elimination. Someone produces
: > > data that says the cost of sending HQ staffers to the convention isn't
: > > being offset by all of the money being spent by DXers on their DXCC
: > > stamps. Someone produces statistics saying that only a fraction of
: > > ARRL members have DXCC certificates -- therefore certainly only a
: > > fraction must believe that the ARRL should continue to underwrite the
: > > cost of administration of the DXCC program. How's DXCC going to
: > > survive in this climate?
: > By selling a piece of paper for $10 called "QRP DXCC" that requires them
: > nothing more than make sure the list you sent them has 100+ different
: > listed. No QSL cards required.
: > 73 - Jim AD1C
: This whole thing brings up several interesting questions. Who ARE these
: mysterious majority of ARRL members? What do they do with ham radio?
: What do THEY want out of the ARRL, or do they even care?
: The DXCC program is something marvellous, quirky and unusual. The rules
: for it are also very odd and quirky. I think it's unlikely that a brand
: new program, invented today, would include "entities" such as all the
: uninhabited islands of the DXCC program. It would probably be more like
: the WorldRadio W-100-N award. (I'm not knocking that, either; it's just a
: different program with its own rules. It's also a lot of fun.)
: We find a LOT of non-U.S. hams in the pileups trying to work these
: uninhabited rocks that count for DXCC. This indicates to me that these
: hams are also going for DXCC, or that they are participating in some other
: award program based on DXCC. The DXCC program has become something beyond
: the borders of the American national radio society. I think that should
: be taken into consideration.
: 73, Zack W9SZ
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