Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
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Viva grid squares! :-)
On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 1:04 PM -0400, "Ria, N2RJ" <rjairam@...>
While I agree with you in principle, an entity that is permanently under water shouldn’t remain on the list. At least with P5, dear leader may have a moment of pity and grant a license. But if Mother Nature rises the seas so that an entity is completely submerged it needs to be completely off the list.
On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 12:41 PM Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...
+ AA6YQ comments below
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.
+ The rules governing DXCC are crystal clear: you are not guaranteed the ability to confirm QSOs with every current DXCC entity. Since the dawn of radio, DXers have been pursuing DXCC Family awards with this understanding. The willingness to pursue an award for which there is no guarantee of success distinguishes what Cass WA6AUD called "true blue DXers".
+ If you don't like the DXCC Family's Award rules, then choose an award that's more to your liking. There are plenty of alternatives.