I don't believe I asked for a *guarantee*. Also some of the entities when they were activated were with less then the best setup. (and yes I contribute funds to many DXpeditions). Some only operate phone, some have no CW. I choose to try to get there with CW 100 watts and wire antennas. I have worked enough of the planet to know this is possible.
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+ AA6YQ comments below
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From: Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
Date: 9/22/20 19:59 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Reefs?
One of the depressing things about leaving entities on the list that not active and may be decades before they become active is the fact that someone puts up a big station, dedicates a lot of $$ and time to achieving Top of the Honor Roll and dies before he gets there.
+ Every DXer should understand that no amount of spending on antennas or equipment and no amount of study and practice will *guarantee* reaching the Top of the Honor Roll. Many DXers choose to purse this objective anyway; their willingness to do so says something about their character.
So I guess a lot of getting there is when you were born and how long you live.
+ Every current DXCC entity was workable and confirmable during the 18 years between 1990 and 2008.
+ And P5 was last QRV in 2017.