Re: Topband: DXCC

2018-04-14 Thread VK3HJ
Congratulations Rick! Who was your 100th country worked? Mine was SV3RF. In Victoria and New South Wales, a 10 m tower may be put up without Planning Permit, Building Permit, etc from local municipality. Even then, there's the likelihood of neigbours' objection. I live in the country, so at

Re: Topband: DXCC etc

2015-07-12 Thread W0MU
If DXCC is destroyed there sure are a ton of people that failed to get that message. The ARRL is in the business of..selling awards.. The Centennial QSO party was pure marketing genius. How many people got involved to buy another

Re: Topband: DXCC etc

2015-07-12 Thread lmecseri
KE1F Lou Sent on the new Sprint Network from my Samsung Galaxy S®4. By KE1F Original message From: Roger D Johnson n...@roadrunner.com Date: 07/12/2015 3:08 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Top Band Reflector topband@contesting.com Subject: Topband: DXCC etc I just did

Re: Topband: DXCC etc

2015-07-12 Thread Yuri Blanarovich
What matters? Technology.   Engine on a sail boat, Cessna vs. glider, biker vs. runner and competing in the same category. (According to ham radio logic) DXCC was destroyed by lists and nets wy bck. Now contesting, results, record tables are being destroyed by Internet, remotes and

Re: Topband: DXCC Issues !

2015-07-11 Thread Jim Brown
On Sat,7/11/2015 4:06 PM, Dick Bingham wrote: How disheartning it is to work a weak W1-station calling CQ on six meters I almost never use /6 except occasionally on 6M during band openings. On SSB, if I'm calling CQ, I'll identify K9YC in California. The WSJT modes are great -- it's common

Re: Topband: DXCC Program Integrity

2015-03-01 Thread Herbert Schoenbohm
Maybe so Anthony but I distinctly recall attending a a IARU Region 2 conference some years ago in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and I was amazed at how many people from HQ along with their wives or partners that were booked in the 5 Star hotel where the conference was being held. It was almost like HQ

Re: Topband: DXCC Program Integrity

2015-03-01 Thread Tom W8JI
This one interesting sentence, made in another thread, may be at the root of much of the disagreement expressed in the last few days with regards to DXCC. It does cause one to wonder why the award exists at all. If DXCC only matters to the recipient, why wouldn't their logbook serve the same

Re: Topband: DXCC Program Integrity

2015-03-01 Thread Doug Renwick
Larry I admire your ability to see past the 'smoke and mirrors' and expose the hypocrisy of the ARRL DXCC program. What you have said is true. The ARRL speaks out of both corners of their mouth. There will be others who will object to you exposing the DXCC program and there will be others who

Re: Topband: DXCC Program Integrity

2015-03-01 Thread W0MU Mike Fatchett
I think the ARRL does many good things for Amateur Radio. They are also involved in things that are good for them and not so much for us. Their latest call for comments is directly related to the RM11708 issue. The DXCC program history is certainly not a beacon of purity and transparency is

Re: Topband: DXCC Program Integrity

2015-03-01 Thread Anthony Scandurra
I don't see ARRL staff pulling down six figure salaries, driving expensive cars, or living in mansions. Why do we always assume there is an ulterior and possibly malicious motive? The inescapable fact is that the ARRL needs funds to fight for us in Washington. The ARRL is not perfect, but no

Re: Topband: DXCC Program Integrity

2015-03-01 Thread Doug Renwick
Yes you are right don't participate when it is corrupt. But I have been in the DXCC program for a long time ... it would be hard to leave. I guess a main reason for participating is it serves as a back-up to my QSL cards. If I should ever loose my cards, my records are in what I hope is a safe

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-19 Thread Herb Schoenbohm
Len, Kosovo at least counts in the CQ WW and other contests as a new entity. Z60WW (not Z60W) from the Republic of Kosovo will be 15M single band in the CQWW CW. OH2TA, Pekka, will operate using the Z61DX antennas. Kosovo counts as a separate country multiplier in the CQWW. QSL Z60WW ia

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Joe Subich, W4TV
On 11/18/2013 9:29 AM, Herb Schoenbohm wrote: What is the DXCC Desk anyway? It used to be just Bob White W1CW seated at a real oak desk with stacks of cards and papers and Bob's omnipresent huge Sherlock Holmes handy magnifying glass to look for any alterations. The DXCC Desk is still the

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Lennart Michaelsson
Hi Herb et al, In Europe Kosovo is considered to be an autonom and independent unit. In fact both the EU and NATO did bring the forces necessary to bring the war to an end. Why, you might ask after all this suffering, is that this nation still is not recognazid as a separate entity to this

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Joe Subich, W4TV
Len, Why, you might ask after all this suffering, is that this nation still is not recognazid as a separate entity to this very small world of the global assembly that Ham radio really is? Ask the Serbs and Russians why they blocked Kosovar membership in the UN and prevented ITU from

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Herb Schoenbohm
Gents... Amateur radio is supposed to be devoid of politics as much as possible. but the more you dig the worse it gets. I once attended an IARU Region II meeting in Jamaica and was amazed by all the wheeling and dealing going on with DXCC accreditation at the core. That was nearly 50 years

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Joe Subich, W4TV
Herb, Get your facts straight ... the issues you raise happened in the main more than 20 years ago. The latest DXCC rules revision DXCC 2000 has greatly simplified (and removed the subjectivity) from the entities criteria (although there are those who can't read a map properly and screw up the

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Charlie Cunningham
it confirmed, but it's not a country!) 73, Charlie, K4OTV -Original Message- From: Topband [mailto:topband-boun...@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Joe Subich, W4TV Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 3:56 PM To: topband@contesting.com Subject: Re: Topband: DXCC Desk? Herb, Get your facts straight

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread k2qmf
not a country!) 73, Charlie, K4OTV -Original Message- From: Topband [mailto:topband-boun...@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Joe Subich, W4TV Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 3:56 PM To: topband@contesting.com Subject: Re: Topband: DXCC Desk? Herb, Get your facts straight ... the issues

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Charlie Cunningham
...@nc.rr.com Cc: li...@subich.com; topband@contesting.com Subject: Re: Topband: DXCC Desk? Hi Charlie, There are a lot of entities that we, as hams, count as countries for DXCC credit! It makes going for the award all that much more fun!! 73, Ted K2QMF On Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:57:03 -0500

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread k2qmf
-Original Message- From: Topband [mailto:topband-boun...@contesting.com] On Behalf Of k2...@juno.com Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 5:05 PM To: charlie-cunning...@nc.rr.com Cc: li...@subich.com; topband@contesting.com Subject: Re: Topband: DXCC Desk? Hi Charlie

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Bob Kupps
Yeah DXCC stopped being interesting for me back when the the UN HQ building in NYC was declared to be a country; maybe it isn't even on the list anymore I haven't checked for decades... On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4:02 AM, Herb Schoenbohm he...@vitelcom.net wrote: Gents... Amateur radio

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Joe Subich, W4TV
and have it confirmed, but it's not a country!) 73, Charlie, K4OTV -Original Message- From: Topband [mailto:topband-boun...@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Joe Subich, W4TV Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 3:56 PM To: topband@contesting.com Subject: Re: Topband: DXCC Desk? Herb, Get your facts

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread Charlie Cunningham
:47 PM To: topband@contesting.com Subject: Re: Topband: DXCC Desk? Unfortunately BS Reef is one of those pre-1998 countries that continue on the list in spite of not meeting current criteria. On the other hand, I would not object to simply deleting any entity that did not meet the current

Re: Topband: DXCC Desk?

2013-11-18 Thread k2qmf
You are missing out on all the fun On Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:41:47 -0800 (PST) Bob Kupps n...@yahoo.com writes: Yeah DXCC stopped being interesting for me back when the the UN HQ building in NYC was declared to be a country; maybe it isn't even on the list anymore I haven't checked for

Re: Topband: DXCC Fairness

2012-09-19 Thread Herb Schoenbohm
On 9/19/2012 1:17 PM, Jim Brown wrote: Talk about DXCC fairness -- it's FAR easier to work DXCC with a modest station anywhere around the Atlantic, or within 1000 km of it, than it is from the Pacific. I've got a very nice antenna farm and have taken the time to become a competitive

Re: Topband: DXCC Fairness

2012-09-19 Thread mstangelo
Jim, You can't have your cake and eat it. The West coast has nicer weather than the East coast but the left coast ocean is larger... Maybe there should be an award based on Grid Squares. Mike N2MS - Original Message - From: Jim Brown j...@audiosystemsgroup.com To: 'TopBand'

Re: Topband: DXCC Fairness

2012-09-19 Thread Jim F.
Excellent observations on DXCC from the East Coast. I think all Atlantic Coasters should operate QRP -  Just to make it fair.   jim / W1FMR  --- On Wed, 9/19/12, mstang...@comcast.net mstang...@comcast.net wrote: From: mstang...@comcast.net mstang...@comcast.net Subject: Re: Topband: DXCC

Re: Topband: DXCC Fairness

2012-09-19 Thread HAROLD SMITH JR
Excellent observations on DXCC from the East Coast. I think all Atlantic Coasters should operate QRP -  Just to make it fair.   jim / W1FMR  Jim, When I operated with Merv K9FD at BY1QH in Jan '98 on 160, we observed the following: The west coast stations, W6 W7s were S7 to S9. Midwest

Re: Topband: DXCC Fairness

2012-09-19 Thread Felipe Ceglia
Being in PY1 land is just a tad better, but... We have something extra... when its winter and band have low noise, there is almost zero activity in northern hemisphere. We have to operate in summer, copying stuff between static crashes, wild... 73, Felipe Ceglia - PY1NB