Saturday, May 27, 2006

New prefix for ZK1 Cook Islands

From the Daily DX:

ZK1CG, Victor Rivera, reports as of June 1, 2006 ZK1 stations will finally change to the new E51 prefix in the Cook Islands. On August 15, 2004 ITU Operational Bulletin No. 818 stated "Following a request from New Zealand, the International Call Sign Series E5A-E5Z, in accordance with the provisions of No. 19.33 of the Radio Regulations, has been provisionally allocated to New Zealand for exclusive use by the Cook Islands (formerly ZK1)." Don't forget to add the prefix E5 to you logging programs. Victor plans to be QRV with his new call E51CG on June 1st and later with E51USA.

Friday, May 26, 2006

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Field Day:

Field day is fast approaching and the KYINDXA group is trying to get things ready. We are working on new antennas for FD this year. Last year KY4CW (our club) placed 6th in 1A in the nation and we are setting our goal higher. We are shooting for 2nd this year. We are operating this year in memorium to one of our club members Gerald Crowe NW4T who was working on his antennas getting them ready for the ARRL SS contest and he fell off his tower last year to his death.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

DXCC Awards fees

From ARRL:

New DXCC awards fee schedule becomes effective July 1

(May 23, 2006) -- The ARRL DXCC Desk has announced DXCC program
fees will rise slightly when a new awards fee schedule goes into effect July 1.
The fee for a basic DXCC application (including certificate and pin for initial
applications only, 120 QSO maximum) and for first endorsement applications
within a year will increase to $12 for ARRL members and to $22 for foreign
nonmembers. Second and subsequent endorsements (120 QSO maximum)
within a year will be $22 for ARRL members and $32 for foreign nonmembers.

The $10 fee for a basic DXCC application (120-credit maximum) was
established in 1990, and the current overall fee schedule has been in
effect since 1998. "It costs us to provide this service," explains ARRL
Membership Services Manager Wayne Mills, N7NG. "We don't make
any money from DXCC." The cost of other DXCC-related items such as
plaques and pins also will go up July 1. Mills advised that DXCC fees will
increase further in the years ahead--possibly at two-year intervals--at
least to catch up with the Consumer Price Index, which has risen 49
percent since 1990. He estimates the active population of DXCC
members at between 15,000 and 18,000.

DXCC Approvals

From ARRL:

DXCC Desk approves operations for DXCC credit
(May 24, 2006)
The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved these operations for DXCC credit: 4W6AAB
-- Timor-Leste, current operation effective May 22, 2006;

ZV0F -- Fernando de Noronha, operation March 30-April 4, 2006;

6O0M -- Somalia, operation from April 7-24, 2006;

S01R -- Western Sahara, operation April 11-21, 2006;

YI9NS -- Iraq, operation January 5-March 28, 2006;

YI9HU -- Iraq, operation May 18-June 5, 2005;

HN0Z -- Iraq, operation March 27-28 and May 29-30, 2004;

A6/OD5TX -- United Arab Emirates, operation October 5-November 5, 2005

TT8WL -- Chad, November 19, 1996-March 8, 1997

J5DOT Guinea-Bissau, operation April 25-May 5, 2006.

For more information, visit the DXCC Web page

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