Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by WA6ITF, May 6, 2012.
It was their choice to stay and operate now wasn't it!
And Yemen is our friend right???
Todays lead AP story
..."AP May 7, 2012 3:32PM WASHINGTON (AP) - The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a US-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden"...But its not political...
Hey..I'm just saying...
7O6T isn't real! Can't here them on 10m in SoCal! Just saying.
Hate to say it, but the Yemeni government is perfectly within its right to forbid communications with any country it wants to forbid communications with...
Art. XXV, Sec. I
25.1 Radio communications between amateur stations different countries shall be forbidden if the administration of one of the countries concerned has notified that it objects to such radio communications...
IIRC, this rule applied to the United States from certain countries back in the 1960s. </SPAN>
I disagree with your association to politics, were talking about game rules. In the context of DXCC and once again it is just a “game” lets maintain that focus. The rules of the game should be first and foremost fair to all of the players.
Any entity that prohibits or prevents any operator anywhere in the world from achieving points should not be on the list of available points. Its all about the game rules not a political statement. If the ARRL took Yemen or any other entity off the list because they (the entity) won’t allow full participation it is not telling them how to run their business. It is simply saying that those entities don’t meet the criteria for our “game”.
Once again it is about fair play, not politics. Playing a game (any game) should be about friendly competition and integrity to sportsmanship and fair play, and the rules should be designed around and focused on those qualities. Do you think Yemen will ever host the Olympics?
Yes - Yemen is within it's rights to do as it pleases, that is not the issue. The issue is should the ARRL include them on the DXCC List, a totally different subject.
I feel any entity with potential amateur radio operation should be on the DXCC list regardless. Even if that country only allows you to communicate with one other country.
If the government isn't playing fair, its not ARRLs problem. Remember Israel is a very small fraction of the hams in the world. Even though it is not fair, sometimes you need to zoom out and look at the whole picture.
Just an opinion.
Amen, Shalom, Namaste and As-Salamu Alaykum
Why should the ARRL interfere with the affairs of a foreign government? If we're going to play that game, ARRL should remove Mexico from the DXCC list because US amateurs can't go on contest operations or DXpeditions without an equal number of Mexican national hams.
If you are not happy with the way any DXpedition is run, or any Contest, Net, etc. Turn the dial on your radio,
to another frequency, or turn the radio off.
If there is a program on TV I don't like, I change the channel, sometimes I turn it off. Simple enough.
To the original reason for this post, 7O6T - Yemen Approved For DXCC Credit,
WA6ITF; Thanks for the info.