Re: 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions

Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

I totally agree with you re DXCC.
Geopolitical impacts of entity availability is part of the game.  If people really get upset over that reality they have some choices.
1. Cry to the UN/ITU
2. Get some authority to recognize pirate Amateur Radio operations in uncooperative and/or repressive regimes.
On a more serious related note:
I still wonder why Grid Squares haven't caught on for HF, or is there a program based on them that I've missed?
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@...>
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2021 6:20:47 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions
I too agree with Neil N4FN, on this point. Another one the concerns me is Turkmenistan EZ. Amateur Radio has been banned in that country since 2006. So for all the folks that need that entity, I hope we live long enough to see a change in the politics. Why this one is still on the list escapes me, as it is totally unworkable, and been that way for many years.

+ In entire history of the DXCC award program, no DXCC entity has ever been removed because of unworkability. There has never been a guarantee that you can work them all.

+ If you'd prefer an award program in which success is assured, either find one, or start one that satisfies your desires. Please leave DXCC alone.


                     Dave, AA6YQ

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