- 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions
Re: 5B DXCC and WAS Medallions
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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
That is an excellent analogy. Well said.
On 6/1/2021 12:19 PM, Gary Hinson
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.
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.
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.
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