Re: 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions

Ray Price

Yes that was a great analogy. I have gotten to 275 confirmed once I send my cards in. It has gotten hard and more time consuming. I really don't want it to change other than by the rules as written. Will I ever get to the top? I seriously doubt it. The first 100 were easy. The second 100 was harder but not terribly hard. The next 50 were hard and took lots of seat time. The last 25 have been a struggle. A struggle that I have enjoyed. It is more of an achievement for me than an award. It is about challenging myself to get a better understanding of propagation. Having more time in the chair listening. Doing all the little tricks that you can to work ATNOs with just 200 watts and a wire.

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 5:18 PM, Jim Preston N6VH
<N6VH@...> wrote:


That is an excellent analogy. Well said.


Jim N6VH

On 6/1/2021 12:19 PM, Gary Hinson wrote:

Hi Bruce,


Yes some DXCC rules have changed a little over the years but, fundamentally, the award remains as it was originally conceived.  It’s a progressive scheme.  The first 100 countries are relatively easy to work, a gentle introduction to hook entrants … then it gets progressively harder … until the final assault takes a monumental effort.  That’s by design: it’s deliberately challenging.  It is meant to get harder.


Most of us could manage a leisurely stroll on the foothills of Mount Everest, gazing up in awe at the peaks above.  Some are inspired to make it up as far as base camp.  Few get much beyond that, and very few go all the way to the top at ~29,000 feet.  It wouldn’t be such an awesome feat if there was a road to the top, or if the top few thousand feet were levelled, or if 20,000 feet was declared “the top”  by those who can’t cope with the lack of oxygen, intense cold and mortal danger ahead.


I would love to think I could climb Everest but I know I never will.  That doesn’t stop me encouraging, admiring and congratulating those who do.  I’ll have to settle for their accounts from the top of the world.



Gary  ZL2iFB

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