Re: Proposed Changes to DXCC for Remote Stations - Charge to DXAC

Ria, N2RJ

I am not on PSC. They will be deliberating this. I will consider their

That said, I do like some of the other ideas such as the "one
location" endorsement.

My position has always been to have an endorsement for those who did
it the "classic" way and still allow those who use remotes or borrowed
stations to propagation shop to do their thing. and count it for the
regular DXCC award.

With that said, DXing's age problem is not an issue of remotes. It's
an issue of the interest in worldwide communication. It is no longer
special to communicate worldwide. Therefore the appeal of DXing is
more among older hams. I see this in my DX club. We are aging out. A
lot of young hams simply aren't interested in DXing.

Younger people are attracted to other activities such as radio
science, making, outdoor exploring, and to some extent, contesting. I
don't think there is a magic bullet to get young people interested in
DXing. Sure, there will be a few but not a lot.


On Sat, 8 Aug 2020 at 11:51, Jack Roberts - KD9OPV <kd9opv@...> wrote:

Ria N2RJ,

While there’s nothing for me to argue about anymore, please just take a moment to think about the consequences of this proposal if it passes and how it will affect the hobby as a whole. By passing this proposal, the ARRL will make it incredibly difficult for the next generation of hams to earn their DXCC because of the lack of a budget, station resources, or an ideal housing situation. Ask yourself this question, Do remote stations really affect your DXCC experience enough that you want to alienate them as a whole?

Jack, KD9OPV

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