Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by 4X1UN, May 2, 2012.
I dont even see that call as being a good call sign.
Actually very different - the ops didn't make the rules in this case.
7O6T Approved For DXCC Credit
In answer to the original question of legitimacy of the 7O6T Yemen operation, that question was answered a bit ago by this release from Bill Moore NC1L at the DXCC Awards Desk at ARRL:
The following operations are approved for DXCC credit:
7O6T - Yemen
6O3A - Somalia
73 es DX!
Bill Moore NC1L
Awards Branch Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio™
YOU ARE RIGHT
Just out of curiosity, was the prohibition created by the U.S. government, or in response to protests by the other governments?
On this matter Article 25.1 of the ITU Radio Regulations provides the position of the international community. It is covered in this document of the ITU, http://www.docstoc.com/docs/100192425/T-SP-RR251-2010-MSW-E . From a Bahraini standpoint our licence states that Bahraini licensees shall not communicate with stations of administrations which have forbidden communications generally or specifically with stations licensed in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Looking at this latest document I see that I should not communicate with amateur stations in Eritrea or North Korea. As you will see from the documentation not too many administrations communicate their views on this matter to the ITU as there are a lot of Note 1) references in column 4 of the table of territories. However it is interesting to note that there is no specific reference to the State of Israel by any other administration which is a member of the ITU in the Table.
The information I have provided is the current international position and in summary only the administrations of North Korea and Eritrea have objected to communications between amateur stations on their territory and amateur stations external to their territories. However administrations may implement local arrangements as they see fit and may not communicate these to the ITU. Lastly it may be a requirement of your licence not to communicate with stations of any administration which has formally objected to communications between stations it has licensed and stations in your country.
Best 73s Dave A92IO
Apologies re' my last post, I subsequently see that Syria has specifically named 4X in column 4 of the Table and has therefore banned communications between YK and 4X stations.
73s Dave A92IO
Personal example: I worked the 706T yesterday on 10 m USB. I was asked to confirm once AX6AV/M. I corrected the operator. Then I was asked to confirm LX6AV/M. I corrected the operator, and finally, the operator confirmed that he got my transmission loud and clear and greeted me with 73. I think that I was over, and above any other signal as they were booming with an s9 +
Today, I looked at the log book in the website of 706T. There is no sign in the log for our qso in any of the said call signs...
Israelis, please use the back door and we'll take care of you after the fact....wink wink nod nod.
If the "Country" or any "Country" US included does not allow contact with Specific other Countries, DXCC list should not include them. By disallowing Hams from any country is an insult to all of us. ARRL should take the High road for a change. This should allow everyone the same advantage.