D1DX grid KN87???

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WA9JOQ, Aug 20, 2020.

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  1. WA9JOQ

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    OK, I give up...I see this station frequently calling CQ on FT8. Have yet to see a contact. Like today calling CQ dozens of times but evidently not answering the stations calling in response, including me. The callsign is not on the QRZ database and doing a Google search reveals the callsign associated with the "Donetsk People's Republic." Requests qsl's sent to a Russian ham. Has anyone had a qso with D1DX? Is it a valid callsign?
  2. WA8FOZ

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    Donetsk is an eastern province of Ukraine, presently occupied by Russian troops, as part of a civil war in that area. The Donetsk republic is regarded by Ukraine as a secessionist state, and while supported by Russia, is not recognized by most of the nations of the world as a legitimate entity. I suspect that includes the ITU, making the legitimacy of the call sign somewhat sketchy at best.

    Many ops would say work them and worry later.
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  3. KP4SX

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    Its not an ITU callsign and apparently issued by some quasi-legal authority in that region. Certainly not the first. Doesn't count for DXCC but maybe someday they will have an award Worked All Splinter Groups Around Ukraine.
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  4. WX7P

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    Or "Worked all Russian Client States" (WARCS)
    SQ2MO, WT4W, WZ7U and 4 others like this.
  5. KP4SX

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    He's on 30m FT8 right now. Incredibly deaf.
  6. US7IGN

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  7. EI2JC

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    A D1CTT called me a while back and I logged it because I wasn't paying attention.

    I think I got a call from a CBer yesterday :p

    See the red bit in attached...I didn't get the 9J either

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  8. KP4SX

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    I stopped copying North Korea so much when I turned off Deep Decode :D
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  9. WB2WIK

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    I understand the station is actually a Slim operating from Elbonia.
    VK6APZ, 4X1ST, NK8I and 3 others like this.
  10. PE1KWE

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    I see them on 80 and 40m frequently, its not a registered callsign in my opinion, although PSK reporter reveals its position. Doesnt appear in callsign lists to me, so its a pirate, its as simple as that.
    And another thing: the station isnt deaf at all!

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