[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Club Rules
chris at dl1mgb.com
Thu Feb 21 01:14:50 EST 2019
Dave, many thanks for the information.
According to http://www.arrl.org/arrl-rules-regulations (Rules and Regulations Concerning Affiliated Societies) the only category that theoretical matches for a contest club outside USA/Canada would be Category 4. But this category is not eligible for club competition.
So, even if a club from abroad would like to become an affiliated club of the ARRL, it doesn't help in regard to club competition.
The ARRL website (http://www.arrl.org/about-arrl) provides the ARRL vision statement. And the very first point says:
"Supports the awareness and growth of Amateur Radio worldwide;"
Not the awareness and growth of Amateur Radio in the United States. But worldwide!
And what could be easier (at least for those not familiar with ARRL politics) to enhance this vision than adding a club competition section for the ARRL International DX Contest for foreign clubs.
If ARRL would decide to do so, I personally would be more than pleased to sponsor the first plaque for Club Competition - DX.
73s Chris DL1MGB
David Siddall schrieb am 20.02.2019 18:12:
> Some may find helpful the summary of ARRL Club rules in my CQ Contesting
> column last November. With permission of CQ Magazine, an extract is at
> this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5bwzrr9. (For anyone looking for info on
> ARRL rules beyond those for clubs, additional aspects are covered at pp. 94
> - 96 in the same issue of CQ Magazine (November 2018); and as related
> specifically to the DX Contests, in the current issue at pp.100 -
> 102 (February 2019).
> I am impressed with a lot that has been happening with the actual
> administration of ARRL contests, such as the new ARRL contest landing page,
> more timely results, expanded articles covering each contest in detail, and
> e-certificates. Soon, submitted logs should start appearing too -- or
> maybe they already are there and I'm not finding them. (It was announced
> last year that effective with 2017/2018 ARRL contests, submitted logs would
> be published on the ARRL website.)
> The rules themselves are on a different track, as Ria mentioned. There's
> more than just the club rules that might benefit from a review, some of
> which are highlighted in the above articles. Technology and many people's
> expectations constantly evolve, but usually, there's those who advocate
> "don't change anything" whose views also have to be considered in the mix.
> 73, Dave K3ZJ
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 9:28 AM Christian Janssen DL1MGB <dl1mgb at wrtc2018.de>
> <. >
> Maybe ARRL wants to re-think their club competition policy for the
>> International DX Contests in regard to clubs outside USA/Canada.
>> I fully understand that it makes no sense to have a DX club competition
>> listing for Sweepstakes or VHF contests or school roundups.
>> But for an international contest, it should be in the foremost interest of
>> the ARRL to gain and keep INTERNATIONAL participants.
>> And the world does not end in the Caribbean. There are tons of operators
>> on the other side of the pond, organized in numerous contest clubs, just
>> waiting to get the battle started.
>> Many thanks.
>> 73s Chris DL1MGB
>> Member of the Bavarian Contest Club
>> rjairam at gmail.com schrieb am 19.02.2019 19:47:
>> > I'm bringing this up at the ARRL programs and services committee
>> > meeting this Thursday. I do think it should be apportioned. I've also
>> > let Zev, N2WKS (CAC rep) aware of it so he can discuss it in their
>> > meetings and they can make a recommendation.
>> > Stay tuned...
>> > 73
>> > Ria, N2RJ
>> > On Tue, 19 Feb 2019 at 13:34, N4ZR <n4zr at comcast.net> wrote:
>> >> Last weekend, W1LWH and I operated a "classic" multi-single in the CW
>> >> contest. He's a member of YCCC and I am a member of PVRC. In doing
>> >> paperwork after the contest, I was surprised to discover that the
>> >> contest rules require multi-ops' score credit only be given to one
>> >> affiliated club. Since PVRC is less serious about ARRL DX than YCCC, we
>> >> decided to give the credit to that club.
>> >> My question is, why is this necessary? Wouldn't a rule like CQWW's be
>> >> better suited to our mobile society? Is this just an anachronism?
>> >> --
>> >> 73, Pete N4ZR
>> >> Check out the Reverse Beacon Network
>> >> at <http://reversebeacon.net>, now
>> >> spotting RTTY activity worldwide.
>> >> For spots, please use your favorite
>> >> "retail" DX cluster.
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