Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 18:25:06 -0700
From: Stu Greene <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Timor Leste
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Original-recipient: rfc822;[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Statement of JA1BK concerning the status of Timor Leste
- Nelson Moyer, [EMAIL PROTECTED], has
reported DXCC Desk manager Bill Moore's ARRL's comments
that UNTAET/4W and Timor Leste are the same DXCC entity and
Nelson guessed that "... Stu's and Kan's petition has been
- That is not the case. The petitions are very much alive and are
under consideration by ARRL. They are partially based on the addition of
the United Nations to the entity list even though this violated DXCC2000.
The person who added UNTAET/4W to the list mistakenly thought that ITU
had allocated the 4WA-4WZ bloc to UNTAET when in fact it had been
allocated to the United Nations. A mistake was made.
- Many of you dxers treat DXCC as a game, and so it is. But since
you're spending much of your life playing it, why not read the rules just
- I myself in a few days as 4W1BK made 3,503 QSOs with 2400 stations in
May of this year, many with contacts on several bands and modes, and
4W1DN (JR2KDN) worked other stations. I am optimistic that the
petitions will be accepted and immediately thereafter several of us will
reactivate 4W1BK (we still have Thor's Rhombic and Force 12) , and
hopefully, all who need the new one will be in the log.