Re: [DX-CHAT] Re: LOTW cannot possibly catch up

2012-12-15 Thread Don Berger
Having read most of the comments critical of the time lag, I am reminded of the time when it took forever to get confirmations via the mail and some bureaus. This whole issue seems to me to be centered among those who either can't recall those days or the younger folks who suffer from what

Re: [DX-CHAT] Vedr: funding the DXpedition

2012-05-20 Thread Don Berger
This seems to me a manifestation of the entitlement mentality as it relates to ham radio and dx-peditions? Financial support should be gratuitous, not a pre-requisite and a group which withholds qsls pending receipt of money from individual for confirmation of a contact is essentially

Re: [DX-CHAT] Most Wanted

2012-01-27 Thread Don Berger
Longevity and persistence pays.Yet others like Turkmenistan (EZ) have disappeared from the airwaves. If it were easy, it wouldn't be as fun or as rewarding. Absolutely and I am happy it is difficult, otherwise, there would be do challenge nor a feeling of accomplishment. By the way


2011-12-21 Thread Don Berger
Out of ignorance I ask this question of the group - Having confirmed every entity on the list and never contributed anything in advance of receiving a confirmation, my experience leads me to believe there is no such thing as extortion to get confirmation. What am I missing? Are there/have

Re: [DX-CHAT] What ever happened to FR5DX?

2011-12-04 Thread Don Berger
I'll send you mine. 73 K1VSK - Original Message - From: DAVE WHITE To:; Dx-Chat Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2011 11:58 AM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] What ever happened to FR5DX? Maybe now we should write for all those QSLs that

Re: [DX-CHAT] Leader boards

2011-10-24 Thread Don Berger
I must admit this leader board is a new concept to me and I've been a Dx'er for 50 years. I infer it is a list of the sum total of q's made with a Dxpedition. If so , I'm perplexed at the name - shouldn't it be the get a life board? Don K1vsk - Original Message - From: Dave

Re: [DX-CHAT] Up

2011-10-23 Thread Don Berger
S! All this helpful information will take it harder for the deserving who have already figured it out. Don K1vsk - Original Message - From: Dave Gomberg To: DX Chat Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:02 PM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Up At

Re: [DX-CHAT] South Sudan

2011-07-10 Thread Don Berger
I'm confused - if there is no reason, as Ron explains, to work ST0 again, why is NCDXF financially supporting a dx-pedition? K1VSK Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, NCDXF Vice President, sent out the following on July 6th: The Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) is pleased to announce a major

Re: [DX-CHAT] South Sudan

2011-07-09 Thread Don Berger
This what I love so much about DXCC. I worked ST0 years ago and will have to waste the time doing it again on a bunch of bands. At some point, this becomes silly. Don/K1VSK - Original Message - From: Jim Reisert AD1C To: Cc:

Re: [DX-CHAT] South Sudan

2011-07-09 Thread Don Berger
I still have all the West /Coast DX Bulletins but couldn't find the reference to catching the same fish twice! 73 K1vsk - Original Message - From: Tom-KE1JF To: Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 5:34 PM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] South Sudan Well Said

Re: [DX-CHAT] Sun's Spots Fading

2011-06-15 Thread Don Berger
can we act like adults and keep this to DX rather than dismissive personal biases? - Original Message - From: Barry To: James Nipper Cc:;; 'dx-chat' Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:45 PM

Re: Re: [DX-CHAT] Sun's Spots Fading

2011-06-15 Thread Don Berger
Remember one thing folks- if it were not for the solar minimums, Dxing would be equivalent to calling the s pacific, africa, asia, etc on your cell phone, perhaps even a bit less challenging. The most challenging and enjoyable dx memories I have occurred in low flux condition. 73

Re: [DX-CHAT] If a country sinks beneath the sea, is it still a country?

2010-12-08 Thread Don Berger
There isn't one factual statement in the message below nor has it anything to do with DX, ham radio, electronics, etc. Does anyone filter this crap? Don K1VSK - Original Message - From: Doug To:; 'DX CHAT' Sent: Wednesday,

Re: [DX-CHAT] If a country sinks beneath the sea, is it still a country?

2010-12-07 Thread Don Berger
This issue is becoming a serious concern to many people and we tend to trivialize it with comments about how it affects our petty concern over DXCC status. - Original Message - From: Barry To: DX CHAT Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:17 PM