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Re: Hybrid DXCC application?

Russ Kinner
 

I had a similar situation for VUCC. My method was to get a local DXCC checker to review and submit his confirmation to the ARRL, waited until the new totals appeared in the LotW Awards summary, then applied using the LotW application. It took about 3 weeks for that process to work.
Contact a DXCC checker (all can be searched on the ARRL website) and get the details about how to get he process started. I did download a form where I listed all the cards and that went in with the cards. It was fortunate that the guy was only 20 miles away so I handed him the cards and he checked all while I waited. No mailing needed in my case but I do live in the 5th largest metro area in the US.

I don't have the link handy but it wasn't hard to find on the ARRL website.

Rusty WA8ZID

On August 20, 2021, at 23:16, Dave AA6YQ <aa6yq@ambersoft.com> wrote:

+ AA6YQ comments below

I’m getting ready to put together a hybrid DXCC application, some cards and some LoTW. I don’t have 100 of either cards or LoTW matches (30 meters, the hardest DXCC I ever did) to allow me to make a “clean” application with one type of confirmation, then add the other type later, so I need some instructions for putting this together.

Is there a FAQ somewhere to help me sort out this process?

+ As described here, the ARRL stopped accepting hybrid applications for DXCC in April of 2012:

http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-and-lotw-faq

+ Instead, submit separate DXCC applications containing QSOs confirmed via LoTW and QSOs confirmed via QSL cards.

+ Instructions for submitting a DXCC application containing LoTW confirmations are here:

https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/dxcc-award-credit/#applydxcccredit

+ Instructions for submitting a DXCC application containing QSL confirmations via "DXCC Online" are here:

http://www.arrl.org/online-dxcc-application

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Re: Hybrid DXCC application?

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I’m getting ready to put together a hybrid DXCC application, some cards and some LoTW. I don’t have 100 of either cards or LoTW matches (30 meters, the hardest DXCC I ever did) to allow me to make a “clean” application with one type of confirmation, then add the other type later, so I need some instructions for putting this together.

Is there a FAQ somewhere to help me sort out this process?

+ As described here, the ARRL stopped accepting hybrid applications for DXCC in April of 2012:

http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-and-lotw-faq

+ Instead, submit separate DXCC applications containing QSOs confirmed via LoTW and QSOs confirmed via QSL cards.

+ Instructions for submitting a DXCC application containing LoTW confirmations are here:

https://lotw.arrl.org/lotw-help/dxcc-award-credit/#applydxcccredit

+ Instructions for submitting a DXCC application containing QSL confirmations via "DXCC Online" are here:

http://www.arrl.org/online-dxcc-application

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Hybrid DXCC application?

HH Brakob
 

I’m getting ready to put together a hybrid DXCC application, some cards and some LoTW.  I don’t have 100 of either cards or LoTW matches (30 meters, the hardest DXCC I ever did) to allow me to make a “clean” application with one type of confirmation, then add the other type later, so I need some instructions for putting this together. 

 

Is there a FAQ somewhere to help me sort out this process?

 

73, de Hans, KØHB

“Just a Boy and his Radio”™

 

 


Re: VUCC Award

Ria, N2RJ
 

Hi Coy,

Deleted entities would not apply to VUCC as VUCC is based on maidenhead grid squares.

73
Ria
N2RJ

On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 8:48 AM Coy Day <coyday62@...> wrote:
Bernd,

My difference in count is due to deleted entities.  Did you perhaps have one of the deleted PJ's in your submission?

73, Coy
Coy C Day, N5OK
H(405) 483-5632 C(405) 448-2368


On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 11:12 AM Bernd - KB7AK <bernd1peters@...> wrote:
I submitted my VUCC (6M) award application July 15, July 21 my credit card was charged. There is no change in the status, i.e. no asterisk showing. I applied for 100 (and paid for 100), however, the account status page for my VUCC account shows 99 in VUCC Credits Awarded. I suppose that is the reason as to why the award hasn't been issued yet? I am also wondering why it's 99 and 100. Is there anyone I can call or email to get this clarified?

73,
Bernd - KB7AK


Re: VUCC Award

Bernd - KB7AK
 

Hi Coy,

I didn't. I actually received communication from Samantha that it has been corrected and the certificate will be mailed in a couple of weeks. All good now.


Re: VUCC Award

Coy Day
 

Bernd,

My difference in count is due to deleted entities.  Did you perhaps have one of the deleted PJ's in your submission?

73, Coy
Coy C Day, N5OK
20685 SW 29
Union City, OK 73090
H(405) 483-5632 C(405) 448-2368


On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 11:12 AM Bernd - KB7AK <bernd1peters@...> wrote:
I submitted my VUCC (6M) award application July 15, July 21 my credit card was charged. There is no change in the status, i.e. no asterisk showing. I applied for 100 (and paid for 100), however, the account status page for my VUCC account shows 99 in VUCC Credits Awarded. I suppose that is the reason as to why the award hasn't been issued yet? I am also wondering why it's 99 and 100. Is there anyone I can call or email to get this clarified?

73,
Bernd - KB7AK


Re: VUCC Award

Bernd - KB7AK
 

Thank you Dave and Steve, I emailed yesterday and will call if email doesn't lead to anything.

73,
Bernd - KB7AK


Re: VUCC Award

 

You can also call them...

Sharon Taratula
Awards Branch Manager

(860) 594-0269


I have always found Sharon and the team very helpful and responsive


Re: VUCC Award

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

I submitted my VUCC (6M) award application July 15, July 21 my credit card was charged. There is no change in the status, i.e. no asterisk showing. I applied for 100 (and paid for 100), however, the account status page for my VUCC account shows 99 in VUCC Credits Awarded. I suppose that is the reason as to why the award hasn't been issued yet? I am also wondering why it's 99 and 100. Is there anyone I can call or email to get this clarified?

+ Send an email message describing the situation to

vucc@arrl.org

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


VUCC Award

Bernd - KB7AK
 

I submitted my VUCC (6M) award application July 15, July 21 my credit card was charged. There is no change in the status, i.e. no asterisk showing. I applied for 100 (and paid for 100), however, the account status page for my VUCC account shows 99 in VUCC Credits Awarded. I suppose that is the reason as to why the award hasn't been issued yet? I am also wondering why it's 99 and 100. Is there anyone I can call or email to get this clarified?

73,
Bernd - KB7AK


Re: Thank you, Awards Desk

n2yu@...
 

Congratulations Hans and Thank you ARRL Awards for the beautiful cert!

I received mine recently and your post inspired me to frame and mount it. Up to 222 verified grids and counting,  barefoot to a Par Omniangle loop at 25 ft. Mostly earned this summer using FT8.


73, Mo N2YU


Re: Thank you, Awards Desk

Gary Hinson
 

Well done to all the award winners!

 

One nice thing about mixed DXCC is that it’s relatively easy to explain the essential goal of “contacting 100 countries” to friends and acquaintances who aren’t hams or don’t know about DXCC.

 

If you get further into DXCC, it gets trickier to explain ‘entities’, the endorsement stickers, single band and mode awards, honor roll etc., especially without coming across as a bit (errrr, how can I put this) obsessive – much the same as in other hobbies that involve collecting things. 

 

I’m quite sure there are accepted rules and practices among the teapot collecting hobbyists, for instance.  Someone’s excitement at finding a particularly rare piece of pottery, with a distinctive spout and a specific designer’s mark on the base (or whatever), would probably come across as fanatical or bizarre to me since I don’t collect teapots, don’t appreciate the value, don’t understand the attraction and frankly don’t really care.  Oh I feel their passion and appreciate their joy alright, but in a strangely detached “Are you for real?” sort of way.

 

So, I’d be interested to know how you handle this when showing off your DXCC certificates, plaques and the like.  Do you just beam with pride and leave it at that, or do you try to explain?  Any tips to share?

 

73

Gary  ZL2iFB

 

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Ken Campbell
Sent: 02 August 2021 02:23
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Thank you, Awards Desk

 

Hans,

Congrats on earning this award! I know fro personal experience how gratifying it is. I FINALLY earned my mixed DXCC earlier this year, a culmination of 34 years in ham radio. Same as you, I was using 100 watts and compromise antennas, mostly from a townhouse.

Vy 73 de Ken N6PCD 


Re: Thank you, Awards Desk

Bernd - KB7AK
 

I am patiently awaiting my certificate, I just got got over 100 and submitted my paperwork, a mixed effort with a G5RV at about 32 ft. and simple 6M Yagi on a tripod at 8 ft. in my front yard which I have to take down weekly before the HOA inspection walks around the neighborhood...


Re: Thank you, Awards Desk

Ken Campbell <n6pcd1@...>
 

Hans,

Congrats on earning this award! I know fro personal experience how gratifying it is. I FINALLY earned my mixed DXCC earlier this year, a culmination of 34 years in ham radio. Same as you, I was using 100 watts and compromise antennas, mostly from a townhouse.

Vy 73 de Ken N6PCD 


Re: Thank you, Awards Desk

Ria, N2RJ
 

Congrats on VUCC! I only got mine fairly recently as well. Most of my grids on CW and SSB but now getting more on other modes, but I still enjoy all modes.

73
Ria, N2RJ

On Sat, Jul 31, 2021 at 5:54 PM HH Brakob <kzerohb@...> wrote:
Barefoot to a home-made j-pole on a six-foot fence post.

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73, de Hans, KØHB
“Just a Boy and his Radio”™


Re: Thank you, Awards Desk

K8TS
 

Sweet OM!

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: HH Brakob
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2021 5:54 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] Thank you, Awards Desk

 

Barefoot to a home-made j-pole on a six-foot fence post.

 

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73, de Hans, KØHB

“Just a Boy and his Radio”™

 


Thank you, Awards Desk

HH Brakob
 

Barefoot to a home-made j-pole on a six-foot fence post.

Image.jpeg4

73, de Hans, KØHB
“Just a Boy and his Radio”™


Re: A Bravo Zulu

K8TS
 

David;

The 5BDXCC I received was 14 x 11. Will not fit any 3 ring binder I have.

Perhaps they changed the size on that too.

Dale K8TS

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: David Shealy
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2021 2:27 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Cc: k4ksv@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] A Bravo Zulu

 

Thanks Hans for sharing your picture of your 5BandDXCC certificate which I am looking forward to receiving during next year or so……

David

David L Shealy, K4KSV

davidshealy16@...



On Jul 27, 2021, at 1:31 AM, w2ttt <w2ttt@...> wrote:



Hans,

Good point!  If you lack wall space or want to save on picture frames, one could slip them into clear sleeves  in a three ring binder! 

73,

Gordon Beattie,  W2TTT

201.314.6964

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Hans Brakob <hbrakob@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:29:11 AM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] A Bravo Zulu

 

I probably have the reputation of a critic around here, so when praise is in order I need to step up to the plate also.

 

As an old retired Sailor on a fixed income, plaques are too expensive to justify, so an attractive paper certificate is appreciated.

 

I think the 5BDXCC paper certificate qualifies as attractive.

 

73, de Hans, K0HB

 

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--
73, de Hans, K0HB
"Just a Boy and His Radio"™

 


Re: Forum Issue?

Skip
 

I need a little help, Barry.  Thanks to QRZ.com and some sleuthing, I believe you're the SFL SM?  I've been told by several Directors, both privately and on several other discussion lists/groups that the entire Field Organization is an extension of HQ and HQ Staff, and SM's "report" to the Field Org Mgr at HQ, [don't know the real title, I've never seen an HQ Org chart], not to the Directors. Apparently that's not true?

73,

Fred ["Skip"] K6DGW
Sparks NV DM09dn
Washoe County

On 7/29/2021 4:16 PM, Barry Porter via groups.arrl.org wrote:
The way it is “supposed to be” but in reality it is not:

SMs take feedback from their members, and give this info to their
Division Director. This is what is broken. Most Division Directors
do not want or care to listen to the SMs. We are supposed to be in the
Directors cabinet, and the Directors are supposed to have cabinet meetings.
Again, broken.

However, This should NOT stop you from taking feedback from places
like here, and reporting this feedback to your Director, and Documenting
that feedback was sent. Also request followup on any actions taken or not taken.

As has been said here before, the Directors need to be accountable to their
members, and if they are not, WE have the power of the ballot box (the executive
committee and other directors do not have this power (other than rigging
elections but that is another story).

Barry


Re: Forum Issue?

Barry Porter <barryp13@...>
 

The way it is “supposed to be” but in reality it is not:

SMs take feedback from their members, and give this info to their
Division Director. This is what is broken. Most Division Directors 
do not want or care to listen to the SMs. We are supposed to be in the 
Directors cabinet, and the Directors are supposed to have cabinet meetings.
Again, broken. 

However, This should NOT stop you from taking feedback from places
like here, and reporting this feedback to your Director, and Documenting
that feedback was sent. Also request followup on any actions taken or not taken.

As has been said here before, the Directors need to be accountable to their
members, and if they are not, WE have the power of the ballot box (the executive
committee and other directors do not have this power (other than rigging
elections but that is another story). 

Barry

On Jul 29, 2021, at 6:46 PM, Steven Lott Smith KG5VK ARRL NTX SM <lottsphoto@...> wrote:

Someone could possibly convince me to not Un subscribe to this Group, or not :)

Why am I considering Unsubscribe, because it is obvious I am only hear to listen
as an SM has no meaningful input
based I what I have seen from feedback
members only want addressed by Directors or ARRL Staff
in the last thread that I chose to Mute myself out of

I feel I should only contribute where it is useful
Apologies for the wasted bandwidth
and I will listen for one or two more rounds

Cheers!

Steve
KG5VK
Tele 318-470-9806
ARRL NTX Section Manager 
Please note: My Out Going Email address is LottsPhoto@...
KG5VK@... is forwarded to my Gmail address



On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:25 PM Ria, N2RJ <rjairam@...> wrote:
We do not govern staff directly.

We set policy and the CEO is responsible for implementation. He then
delegates to department managers who then delegate to staff.

73
Ria, N2RJ

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 5:34 PM Steven Rutledge
<steven.t.rutledge@...> wrote:
>
> Probably a huge gap between the directors and the paid staff.  ARRL staff probably goes about their business with little interaction of BOD.  Probably not intentional, I hope, but who knows.  In a perfect world, the paid employees would have a plan, set by the BOD, and implement that plan.  There seems to be a disconnect, doesn't there?
>
> Steve, N4JQQ
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> On 7/28/2021 9:51 PM, W0MU wrote:
>
> It seems like some directors live in an different world of the ARRL than the members.  Could this be a problem????????????
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> W0MU
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> On 7/28/2021 8:13 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
>
> + AA6YQ comments below
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> 90 percent of all fire ground incidents are because of comm issues.  Similar numbers for corporate problems.  People have a hard time communicating clearly and effectively.
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> + This was not a "comm issue". ARRL employee David Isgur was assigned the ownership of the new "open to everyone" online groups when the "Communications with Members" Committee was disbanded by the Board of Directors. His responsibilities included informing new Directors of the existence of these groups, and encouraging ARRL Directors, Executives, Managers, and Staff to actively participate in them. Mr. Isgur left the ARRL sometime after the Committee was disbanded. Either no one from the ARRL debriefed him to understand his responsibilities, or he was debriefed but his responsibilities were not assigned one or more ARRL staff members, or  the ARRL staff members to whom his responsibilities were assigned have failed to execute them; whichever, a tour-de-force of management incompetence.
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> + And it's so nice to have an un-informed Director blame the volunteers who created and moderate the new groups without having lifted a finger to first understand the situation. The ARRL has more competent volunteers than it knows what to do with, and so can afford to demotivate them without thinking about it. Well done, sir!
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>                Dave, AA6YQ
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