Topband: #1 W1BB

Herbert Schoenbohm herbert.schoenbohm at
Wed May 29 14:27:58 EDT 2019

Yes indeed about Stew Perry.  The  ARRL really fooled around with the
160-meter DXCC award. But even worse, when they issued me mine I realized I
had the first ever 6-band DXCC. I asked the powers that be if the would
issue me this.  The answer was "no way."  I said then "If a 5-band DXCC was
such an accomplishment then why would a 6-band DXCC be also?"  There was no
reply and to this day, nearly 50 years later they have never allowed such
an award. So I made one up on the computer and just hung it to the wall.
Case closed..... as the ARRL is not very member-friendly but you already
knew that.

Herb, KV4FZ

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 1:35 PM Greg Chartrand via Topband <
topband at> wrote:

> The first time I met with Stew he had his 160 DXCC application in ARRL
> hands for quite a while and they would not issue the certificate or tell
> him whether they would or not.
> His position was in effect, I guess I have some enemies there. He was
> quite a gentleman about the whole thing again saying in effect I know I was
> the first if they acknowledge it or not.
> Quite a man!
> G.
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