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ARRL HQ Newington - 28 March 2016

DXCC Deletion of Kingman Reef The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to delete Kingman Reef (KH5)
from the DXCC List,
effective 29 March, 2016.

Kingman Reef will be added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March, 2016.

The total number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.

The deletion process is described in DXCC Rules Section II DXCC List Criteria, Part 5(a) Deletion Criteria:
“An entity may be deleted from the List if it no longer satisfies the criteria under which it was added.
However, if the entity continues to meet one or more currently existing rules, it will remain on the List.”

With respect to the previous paragraph’s text, Kingman Reef’s original addition by virtue of separate administration
has changed (separate administration by the U.S. Navy has been removed), and the reef does not meet
any current criteria to remain on the list.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administers Kingman Reef and Palmyra Island.

The reef is too close to Palmyra Island to count as a separate entity. 

The reef is now considered part of the Palmyra/Jarvis DXCC entity.

DXCC members who have affirmed credit with Kingman Reef will see their current entity totals drop
by one on their DXCC awards -- including on the bands and modes where Kingman Reef credit is given.
They will also see their DXCC Challenge totals drop commensurately.

Honor Roll status will now be attainable after confirming 330 entities on the DXCC List.

73, Dave, NN1N

 

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Latest DXCC News from ARRL


From: Bill Moore NC1L,  Awards Branch Manager
ARRL - The U.S.A.'s national association for Amateur Radio™

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REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO (On The Air!).

From: Moore, Bill, NC1L (ARRL Awards Branch)

24 September, 2012 - Still valid:

As of this time Z6ěK, and/or any other Z6 station,
WILL NOT COUNT
for ANY entity for DXCC awards purposes, as they do not qualify
under the DXCC rules. Any future change in
Kosovo's DXCC status will be announced by ARRL

 

Crimea and DXCC

Upon request of the CEO, the ARRL Awards committee evaluated the situation at present in Crimea against the DXCC rules.
As the interpreter of the rules, the following is the Awards Committee’s decision on how to “count” QSOs with stations
operating from Crimea.

Crimea is not a DXCC entity. Neither Russia nor Ukraine is a rare entity and the vast majority of confirmations used for
DXCC credit for either entity do not involve Crimea.

DXCC Rule 4 reads:
"4. Confirmation data for two-way communications must include the call signs of both stations, the entity name as shown in
the DXCC List, mode, date, time and band. Except as permitted in Rule 1, cross-mode contacts are not permitted for DXCC
credits. Confirmations not containing all required information may be rejected."

A QSL with a call sign issued by the administration of Ukraine and showing the entity name as Ukraine counts as Ukraine.

A QSL with a call sign issued by the administration of Russia and showing the entity name as Russia counts as Russia.

A QSL that satisfies neither condition does not count for either entity

73 es DX!  Bill Moore NC1L
Awards Branch Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: (860) 594 0234, Fax: (860) 594-0346
email:
bmoore@arrl.org DXCC Web Site: www.arrl.org/dxcc
Blog:
http://www.arrl.org/awards-blog Twitter: arrl_dxcc

 

Crimea and CQ Contests

CQ policy on stations in Crimea using Russian-issued call signs in CQ contests

After considerable deliberation, CQ has determined that the best course of action regarding Crimea and CQ contests
is to follow the lead of the United Nations and the United States government, both of which continue to consider
Crimea to be part of Ukraine, until such time as the political situation there is resolved. Therefore,

Logs will not be accepted for any
CQ Contest from stations in Crimea operating with Russian-issued call signs.
Contacts made by others with those stations will be removed from contestants' logs without penalty.
No contact or multiplier credits will be given.

We fully realize that our action may very well disenfranchise several Crimean contesters who use Russian prefixes
instead of Ukrainian prefixes. As regrettable as that may be, our action is consistent with international law,
as well as with our own Rules. 

(Issued October 2014 - Still Valid)

 


Known Pirate activity


Some Stations get wrongly listed as "Pirate Stations". However, it may often be the case, that a callsign
has been incorrectly heard or logged.

As always, you never know, so "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

YI1IRQ - is not an active callsign. Any use of this callsign
is a PIRATE. Any QSL sent to YI1IRQ will be returned unanswered

ZD9GI - Johan ZS1A, reports: "ZD9GI went QRT on 15/9/11. There is a pirate operating now with that call.
Please note info on QRZ.com. Please do not send QSL card if after that date.
"There are NO Hams on Gough Island at this time. It will take a few years for one to go down again."

ZD9KN - Johan ZS1A, reports: "ZD9KN has never been issued.
This is a pirate operation. Please do not send QSL cards or money."

TO4E - On March 24 & 25 2012 a station appeared on the band signing TO4E,
and sending his QTH as "Europa Island, AF 009". ...This is a Pirate Station.
NO genuine activity has occurred since the dxpedition to Europa in 2003.
NO current activity has been authorized from this island.
The "TO" prefix block used in 2003 is no longer in use.
Access to Europa is forbidden, except under special authorisation.
Didier F5OGL, QSL manager for the 2003, EUROPA Dxpedition will NOT
answer any cards for this Pirate activity.

FK8IK - Xavier EA3BHK, reports that a station signing FK8IK on
17m CW was active on March 9th, and was definitely a PIRATE station.
He contacted Mic, FK8IK, and he also states it was a PIRATE.

Several links are listed below to DX News outlets, that supply
FREE Top Quality DX News and Contest information,
for both the Amateur and Broadcast bands enthusiast.

Remember - There is NO NEED TO PAY for your DX-News

 

Home of ICPO:
http://www.qsl.net/va3rj/

DX Calendar - Contest Calendar - Lighthouse Activity & much more


 

http://www.southgatearc.org/

Southgate ARC produce an excellent daily email bulletin

DXCoffee

News, insights and everything about Amateur Radio

DX Coffee produce an excellent daily email bulletin

OPDX HOME PAGE
(provided by John, K8YSE)

"http://www.papays.com/opdx.html"

To Subscribe send an email to:
opdx-request@barf80.org
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Tedd at OPDX produces an excellent weekly email bulletin

DX-World

An "Aladdin's cave" of DX, IOTA and Expedition news,
with Dxpedition Movies plus a downloadable PDF DX bulletin

http://dx-world.net/

ARRL - W1AW Bulletins Archive (DX)

http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-bulletins-archive-dx

These Archives are a good source of previous DX information

CQ Six - 50 MHz DX News, by OZ6OM

http://www.qsl.net/oz6om/

An essential webpage for 6 Metre enthusiasts

425 DX News

http://www.425dxn.org/

A great source of Information Including a weekly newsletter

Glenn Hauser's World of Radio

http://www.worldofradio.com/

A superb source for Broadcast Band Information + More

DXing.info

The reliable news source about International
Mediumwave and Shortwave Broadcasting

http://www.dxing.info/

WORLDWIDE DX CLUB Weekly Top News

A reliable news source for Shortwave Broadcast Bands etc

WA7BNM Contest Calendar

Superb pages for all major contest information
http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/index.html

World Contests Calendar and Related Information
Including a weekly update via email.

Bill - NG3K

Amateur Radio Contesting Resources and Information

http://www.ng3k.com/index.html
To get onto Bill's lists please send your contest station
and DXpedition information to: Bill@ng3k.com

A Great resource of DX stations who are participating in major contests

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