Is 7O6T operation legitimate?

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by 4X1UN, May 2, 2012.

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  1. N8YX

    N8YX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I may or may not have worked RG8U once upon a time.
     
  2. KK4XO

    KK4XO Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    When I operated /4X portable (mid-1970's) Israel had the same prohibition about contacting certain Arab countries. Has this regulation since been dropped then? This said, I agree that we should take the politics out of Ham Radio but it's ultimately up to the regulating authorities of each country and therein lies the problem.
    73 - Bill, KK4XO
     
  3. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes!
    That (prohibition) was concurrent with the war in the Middle East.
     
  4. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    So?

    First, this has nothing to do with whether or not the operation is "legitimate." If they have a license from the Government of Yemen, as they say they do, they are legit.

    Second... this is nothing new. It is a sad fact of life that certain countries do not permit Amateurs operating under their licenses to contact Amateurs operating out of selected other countries. The US does not currently have a "Banned Country" list, but it once did.

    It should certainly be no secret that many nations in the Arab world do not, as a matter of politics and principle, permit their Amateurs to communicate with Israeli Amateurs. It's been going on for decades. And I believe that at one time, Israel had similar restrictions on which countries their own licensees could not communicate with.

    There is no point in stirring the pot on this. This is a situation beyond the control of the 7O6T team. They are merely complying with the laws of the nation that granted their license, whether they agree with them or not.

    Asking the ARRL, or other national and international Amateur societies, to exclude the 7O6T operation for awards credit is counter-productive. It will not help your situation. It will only hurt those who are trying to get a "new one". And it will actually mix politics & ham radio, which you said yourself is something you learned that you shouldn't do.

    It's not going to happen. It's not their fault, it's not your fault, but don't blame the team for the conditions imposed on them by the government.

    In short: Don't be meshugah.
     
  5. KC0NYK

    KC0NYK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I happen to agree...and if I find myself looking to make contact with this station I will make sure not to complete the contact.

    l Chiam

    kc0nyk
     
  6. K9PLG

    K9PLG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well they KILLED our 40 meter OMISS net last night on 7.185 when all of a sudden people started calling Yemen because they were operating 7.180/7.185 split... We were about 15 minutes into the net when all heck broke loose and all we could hear was a pile-up of everyone attempting to call Yemen who had stated they were on 7.180 listening 5 up. They never bothered to check if 7.185 was in use before they started... We had to shut down the net as a result , we could not get them to move for over 5 minutes... by that time, everyone had given up... Very unfortunate situation.. We begged them to stop, but the requests seem to fall on deaf ears... Wish they would check both freq before they go split....
     
  7. K0SAV

    K0SAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Spoken like a true anti-semite.
     
  8. VE3SKP

    VE3SKP Ham Member QRZ Page

    ve3skp
    the answer is yes he can be there
    you must rembber that usa can not be below
    14.150 as for many us ham that i hear on 14.145
    should not be there
    73 good d
    dx hunting
     
  9. W5TFW

    W5TFW Ham Member QRZ Page

    GI4SZW

    I JUST CHECKED there ONLINE LOG ! he is NOT in the LOG, you wanna borrow my Glasses ?
     
  10. W2MFT

    W2MFT Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is a point; By ignoring the situation you are implicitly condoning this conduct...This is what happened during the 2nd world war , cambodia, and countless other places on the globe. There is a moral imperative here, instead of just following orders...
     
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