[CQ-Contest] Montenegro - a new Ham country?

Bernie McClenny, W3UR bernie at dailydx.com
Fri Jun 2 14:08:51 EDT 2006

It is no doubt a little complicated but basically there are two types of
countries - Political Entities, such as the United States, and Geographic
Separation Entities such as Heard Island.  There are some Special Areas
Entities such as ITU Geneva - 4U1ITU but no more like this can be added to
the list.

http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc/rules.html#sii Read the two sections 

1. Political Entities: 
2. Geographic Separation Entity:

That should help explain most of your questions.


Bernie McClenny, W3UR

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-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Collins N8VW [mailto:n8vw at linuxcolumbus.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 13:04
To: Bernie McClenny, W3UR; cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Montenegro - a new Ham country?

On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 11:24:43 -0400, "Bernie McClenny, W3UR"
<bernie at dailydx.com> wrote :

> As far as ham radio (DXCC) is concerned we are all waiting for one of two
> things to happen.  Once Montenegro becomes a member of the United Nations
> (UN) or the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) officially
> a prefix block specially to be used by Montenegro then and only then will
> be added to the DXCC list as a new country.  

So how are all those other places like Heard Island that aren't UN members
and don't have ITU  prefix blocks counted?   Heck, most of them don't even
have governments...

Things like this just make me realize why I have no interest in DXCC.

Pat N8VW

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