Re: Scarborough Reef
Regarding all the conjecture concerning Scarborough:
I propose we request that ARRL finance an immediate expedition for “Truthful Verification” of the existence and conditionality of the Reef since they administer the DXCC awards.
This can be funded by an initiative of charging all DXCC holders to be billed an appropriate amount pre-search of, say, $10 each.
It would be unfair to force the League to verify the existence of an entity they “verify” or document out of common funds. The County Hunters’ would be pissed.
This item appears to be on the minds of many, and perhaps…in the absence of interest by the DXAC to fund such an inquiry…could be carried out by those who contest the existence of the entity….as it is pretty obvious that they are very concerned…or question…that the entity they long for even exists under the current criteria.
Time is of the essence, as an ever-increasing number of DXCC Honor roll seekers are nearing the end of their Radio Amateur Hobby lifespan.
Perhaps the better solution is to watch those who speculate as to the existence of BS7- DX-Pedition to the Reef, gather data and give out contacts should they find the entity. Problem is(or will be) that those who need it wont go for fear of missing it and would return home still empty handed(or QSL’d).
PS….If Y’all go, sure would like to make a Sked on 160…..I’ll be waiting….
73 and GL
Pse advise what this august body finally agrees upon.
From: Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Scarborough Reef
+ AA6YQ comments below