Re: 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions


David Shealy <davidshealy16@...>
 

As a follow up to post from Ken, AB1J, about creating a grid square awards program within ARRL, since FT8 now represents over 60% of QSOs as of May 2021 as reported by ClubLog via bit.ly/FT8OP..

David K4KSV

David L Shealy, Ph.D.
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On May 29, 2021, at 1:40 AM, w2ttt <w2ttt@...> wrote:


Dale,
Interesting site... I'll need to break out the Mr. GOOGLE web page translation function, but it looks interesting.
Thanks and 73,
Gordon Beattie, W2TTT
201.314.6964


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Gordon;

The Western Siberia Organization runs an ongoing grid award program based on grids. Pretty interesting, and some nice awards.

http://www.mwawd.com/

In some ways, makes our grid chase look pretty tame. Even accepts LoTW confirmations.

 

Dale K8TS

 

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From: w2ttt
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions

 

Ken AB1J,

Thank you for that info. 

73,

Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

201.314.6964

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Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions

 

qrz.com and eQSL both run HF grid programs. The GAPA group <http://gapawards.com/index.html> runs HF digital mode grid awards.  I think some EU digital organizations do also, but better check that.

 

Lots of FT aficionados are fanatical about collecting grid locs. for the above or other organizations.

 

73,

Ken, AB1J


-----Original Message-----
From: w2ttt <w2ttt@...>
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Sent: Fri, May 28, 2021 11:35 pm
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions

Dave,

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?

73,

Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

201.314.6964

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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.

     73,

                     Dave, AA6YQ





 

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