[CQ-Contest] RDXC updated FAQ - Remote operation

Doug Renwick ve5ra at sasktel.net
Wed Mar 2 06:27:48 PST 2011

When you carefully look at the current rule 9, it also penalizes people who
move.  As an example suppose one lived near the border of an European
country, and moved across the border into the neighbouring country.  One
would have to start over again.  Fair?

IMO the current rule was put in place to solely accommodate those who live
in the USA.  Location in large countries such as the USA or Canada, east
coast - west coast does make a huge difference in what
countries/entities/bands can be worked.

Trivializing the effort to honestly reach the top of the honour role is


-----Original Message-----

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.

Mike W0MU

On 3/1/2011 10:54 AM, Doug Renwick wrote:
> Mike,
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Doug
> -----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
> receiver.
> 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.
> W0MU
> 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
> a
>> memory.
>> The challenge will be gone!  It's also called 'dumbing down'.  Welcome to
>> the new world of entitlement where everyone wins a gold medal.
>> Doug
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