[CQ-Contest] RDXC updated FAQ - Remote operation
Mike Fatchett W0MU
w0mu at w0mu.com
Tue Mar 1 15:31:16 PST 2011
So the ARRL was wise enough to understand that DXCC is just an award.
People move, technology changes and so have their rules. Apparently you
have no problem penalizing people for having to move because of their
job? Military people have to move, it is part of the deal. So you
would prefer that those individuals should be disallowed to participate?
DXCC was much harder years ago....There were less Amateurs across the
world. In 1961, there were 131 stations on the honor roll. According to
the ARRL website, now there are 35 PAGES of op's on the honor roll. It
is a great honor, but sure not as hard as it used to be. What does the
Honor roll stand for? Better ops? Ops with more time then the next guy,
Ops with access to better equipment and technology? Packet, 2m
spotting, one ringers in the middle of the night, telephone schedules
etc. Honor roll says you managed to get x number of available countries
confirmed. Nothing more nothing less.
On 3/1/2011 10:54 AM, Doug Renwick wrote:
> Review the history of the DXCC award. You will find that in the past when
> one changed call districts, or moved greater than 150 miles one had to start
> all over.
> Quote from 1975 rules: " 9) All stations must be contacted from the same
> call area, where call areas exist, or from the same country in cases where
> there are no call areas. One exception is allowed to this rule: where a
> station is moved from one call area to another, or from one country to
> another, all contacts must be made from within a radius of 150 miles of the
> initial location."
> Maybe everyone should tear down their antenna farms, sell all radio and
> related equipment and DX over the internet. Because this is the direction
> where DXing and contesting and communication (i.e. Skype) is headed.
> -----Original Message-----
> A bit over dramatic Doug?
> Here are the ARRL DXCC rules.
> *9. All stations must be contacted*from the same DXCC entity. The
> location of any station shall be defined as the location of the
> transmitter. For the purposes of this award, remote operating points
> must be located within the same DXCC entity as the transmitter and
> It doesn't say anything about one move.........
> Good luck with the plan to put remote stations in every entity. That
> would be more of a challenge than attaining Honor roll ever would be.
> BS7, P5, Mt. Athos, KP1, KP5......
> Maybe everyone should tear down their stacks and run QRP into wet
> noodles too.
> On 2/28/2011 4:44 PM, Doug Renwick wrote:
>> You guys are giving me so many reasons to take my top of the honour role
>> certificate and burn it. It was bad enough when the ARRL allowed one to
>> move from one side of the country to the other and still keep the
>> countries/entities without starting over. Now we are going to put remote
>> stations in every country/entity. Traditional DXpeditioning will be just
>> The challenge will be gone! It's also called 'dumbing down'. Welcome to
>> the new world of entitlement where everyone wins a gold medal.
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