05-03-2012, 06:15 PM
Originally Posted by GI4SZW
Errm, 7O6T has not worked 4x1UN or ANY other 4X1 station, exactly what is it you are refering to?
As they say, the world wonders.
Last edited by AB1QP; 05-03-2012 at 06:43 PM.
05-03-2012, 06:23 PM
I agree with all but your last sentence. If ARRL were to in some way, de-sanction the entity QSOs, I suspect the pile up would not diminish noticibly. A trophy QSL is a trophy QSL, DXCC or no., Besides, weve seen how the sniff of a 7O6 QSO seems to affect people, no?
Originally Posted by K1VSK
05-03-2012, 06:27 PM
how about the many US islands that have restrictions on them, can we just ignore that Mr. Kettle?
Originally Posted by N2RJ
sorry dude, must have bumped the VFO.
05-03-2012, 06:33 PM
This country was at war with Germany and Japan from 1941 - 1945, which is what makes a section like this necessary. During less stressful times, it serves to ensure that amateurs do not routinely try communicating with any country that refuses to allow its amateurs to contact Americans. It has nothing to do with restricting freedom of speech but with protecting the amateur service.
If you want to spew venom, get a commercial broadcaster's license and apply for a job at Fox News. Otherwise, be happy that 97.117 keeps us free from foreign entanglements while keeping stuff off the air that rightfully belongs elsewhere.
Originally Posted by W3BC
05-03-2012, 06:43 PM
I remind folks that we have many international readers and to keep comments respectful. This thread is likely not going to last long otherwise.
05-03-2012, 06:43 PM
You're comparing apples to lemons. Certain U.S. islands have restrictions on them (one example is Midway Island) because the U.S. Government own/controls the entire island and amateur radio operation of any kind (and, in some cases, even the presence of humans, ham or otherwise) is restricted or prohibited. If a DXpedition where to be approved from one of those islands (Midway, for instance) the only amateurs that operation would be prohibited from contacting are ones whose OWN GOVERNMENT prohibits contact by U.S. hams.
ALL the countries on the present FCC "prohibited contact" list are contries that have asked the FCC to be included - the U.S. government has NOT placed any country on this list itself.
BTW, sent the email to the DXCC Rules Administrator - we'll see what kind of reply I get.
05-03-2012, 06:45 PM
Thats funny because I worked the station 7Z1AB and had no such restrictions as the station was on US Soil...the US Consulate...
Originally Posted by KD4POJ
05-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Strict orders from whom? If those orders come from their government, that IS part of Amateur Radio and Amateur Radio Operators are obligated to obey those orders. Amateur Radio is authorized in each country by the government of that country. If that government prohibits contact with Amateurs of a given country, that is certainly within its rights as a sovereign country. However, if it is an individual or club decides to exclude certain countries that is NOT in commonly accepted Amateur practice. If that is the case, then the ARRL and other organizations would be wise to take a course of action that encourages free contact between Amateurs from all points of the compass. Good luck on your DX.
05-03-2012, 06:49 PM
Well I have tried for 3 days with a 2KW linear and a big beam, and still no contact too! Phone or CW!
Originally Posted by PG9HF
05-03-2012, 06:57 PM
Just wait a week or so.
Originally Posted by WA6MHZ