Re: Reefs?

Steven Rutledge <steven.t.rutledge@...>

Hi Tony.  When I started DXing, many years ago, I was told that I would never be able to add North Korea to my totals.  There were a couple of others too.  Albania was one. Well, I have them now.  I do understand the frustration.  But, no one wants to wait for 30 or 40 years like I'm doing for Bouvet.  :))))  Every damn time they came on the air, I was in the middle of a PCS thanks to Uncle Sam. 

Don't give up.  I didn't.

Kind regards and 73,

Steve, N4JQQ, DXAC, Delta Division

On 9/22/2020 9:47 AM, Tony KX1G wrote:

Thanks to all for noting that a few of the reefs are already deleted. But i guess I did not make my point clear.  Reefs are transient things, here today, gone tomorrow, and science tells us with rising levels of ocean due to global warming, most will be forever gone sooner or later. 

it does not seem fair that some can add them to their totals and some won’t ever have that chance.

worse, some currently on the list but unworkable for various reasons, political, global warming, or whatever, are 
preventing a whole generation of hams from achieving the DXCC program highest honor, working them all. (Ditto the factors Preventing us from working P5. ) 

it is this point that i take greatest exception to. It appears i will go to my grave failing to achieve that honor because a few people think the DXCC rules are cut in stone. 

I for one think an award should be achievable. If not, then it should be changed. 



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