Topband: Field Checking strange cards

Larry pacer99 at
Fri Jan 15 16:07:58 EST 2016

hi lou,

i assume that S2 you mentioned would be Bangladesh.

i worked S21XX 04 feb 12, 1997 and received a report of 579. the card is in hand and has been accepted by the ARRL. 

they were worked both rx/tx from my location in tucson, arizona and is part of my WAZ 160 certificate number 259 (40 zones). each and every of the 40 zone stations were worked from right here!

i am extremely proud of my WAZ 160. it took years of effort with countless hours of listening. no remote, RBN or cluster (never spotted on my cluster host).

i would never question the morality of others because of their use of outside "aids" regardless of new rules or facilities. they can use whatever they want to accomplish a particular goal but when all is said and done i doubt that they will have the same sense of accomplishment.

herb, KV4FZ spent hours pounding away trying to work the K5P. so did countless others. i hope that you all get to put him in your logs. in my opinion that's what ham radio is really about.


-----Original Message-----
From: Louis Parascondola via Topband <topband at>
To: mgcizek <mgcizek at>; topband <topband at>
Sent: Fri, Jan 15, 2016 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: Topband: Field Checking strange cards

Since I have personal knowledge of the S2 to Connecticut QSO as being valid, I would just be curious how many on here have worked S2 on 160 and has it confirmed.  Lou W1QJSent from AOL Mobile Mail-----Original Message-----From: Mike Cizek W0VTT <mgcizek at>To: Louis Parascondola <gudguyham at>; topband <topband at>Sent: Fri, Jan 15, 2016 12:32 PMSubject: Field Checking strange cardsLou, Larry, and the gang,Newington's instructions to Field Checkers state that our job is to verify that the information on the QSL cards is the same as is claimed on the application.  If we note anything "unusual", like a 160m QSO taking place in broad daylight, we note it on the application.  It is NOT our job to decide if the QSO is "good" or not.  This also applies to unauthorized operations like P5RS7, and the like.If I saw a claimed 160m QSO with S2 at 4pm local time, I would flag it on the application.  Then, I would go home, look up sunrise and sunset times for that date in both CT and the guy's town in S2, write it all up, and email it to the DXCC desk.  I have done exactly this before, and I know some of my colleagues have, as well.-- 73,Mike Cizek WØVTTOn 15-Jan-16 01:01, Louis Parascondola wrote:> Tom please comment on the 4pm QSL card from ct. Claiming S2 at 4pm > local time.>> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail>>> -----Original Message-----> From: Tom W8JI <<a href="mailto:w8ji at">w8ji at</a>>> To: topband <<a href="mailto:topband at">topband at</a>>; Mike Cizek W0VTT <<a href="mailto:mgcizek at">mgcizek at</a>>> Sent: Thu, Jan 14, 2016 09:42 PM> Subject: Re: Topband: Strange propagation>>> I am a 160 card checker, and I damn well DO check the times! I'm sorry> to report that I have found cases where "impossible" QSOs were claimed,> and reported them to the mother ship in Newington. I would sincerely> hope that my colleagues would do the same.>>>>> But isn't it legal to operate anywhere in the lower continental USA to > make> a DXCC contact in the lower continental USA?>> As far as I know, they made that legal many years ago, and the contact> simply has to be made from the USA lower 48 no matter where.>> Where were all the complainers when they did that? As far as I'm > concerned,> that was the end of DXCC meaning very much. I wrote and complained. > Now it> is what it is.>> 73 Tom>> _________________> Topband Reflector Archives - <a href="" target="_blank"></a>_________________Topband Reflector Archives -

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