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DXCC Challenge Question

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by W4ATX, Aug 30, 2018.

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  1. W4ATX

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    The DXCC Challenge "instructions" mention "1000 band-points". I'm going to have to show some ignorance...what is a "band-point"? Could not find a definition anywhere on ARRL site.
     
  2. KP4SX

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    Total DXCC entities per band, any mode, WARC/VHF bands included. I think.
     
  3. K5RT

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    DXCC challenge "points" count QSOs verified by ARRL for contacts made on 160 through 6 meters, excluding 60 meters.
    Only current (that means non-deleted) DXCC Entities count for DXCC Challenge.
    One Entity per band, regardless of mode.
    No certificate is issued. You can purchase a plaque when you reach the 1000 Challenge Country level. Endorsement plates are available for each 500 Challenge Countries afterwards.
    Contacts can be verified by LoTW or Paper QSLs verified by a Field Checker or the DXCC desk.
    See the DXCC rules for further details.
    Everything presented above can be found on the ARRL DXCC web pages.

    Vy 73
    Paul
     
  4. W4ATX

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    So in a nutshell...a band-point is what we have always called a QSO or contact. Talk about muddying the water!!
     
  5. KP4SX

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    Well, no. Its better described as a "new country on such-and-such band". Some guys now say "a new band-country".
     
  6. WA8UEG

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    Find a band or bands that you don't have a lot of countries confirmed on, set your logging program to identify LOTW users then get on FT8 and you can do it in a weekend.

    Somehow I think perhaps digital modes should be in a category by themselves. Not real sure how I feel about it being included in mixed mode for awards and really have no strong feelings one way or the other.
     
  7. K5WY

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    One thousand band points in a weekend, yeah, OK.

    I don't get the FT8-hating. I haven't tried it and probably won't, but I'm not against anyone doing any mode they want.
     
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  8. WA8UEG

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    I don't hate FT8. Plain and simple it's an award mode of operation and I have been semi active on FT8 for months, mostly on 6 meters.
    Completely automated, see something you need on the band map, click on it, wait until the computer generates the exchange, when finished (about 2 minutes) do it again.
     
  9. K2HAT

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