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colmac747
24th Jul 2006, 19:39
Swain's Island is newest DXCC entity (Jul 24, 2006) -- A recent addition to the DXCC rules has led to the designation of Swain's Island (KH8) as the 337th DXCC entity. A brief inaugural DXpedition operating under the call sign KH8SI was to get under way this week. In June, the ARRL DXCC Desk announced the addition of a Paragraph (c) under Section II, DX List Criteria, 1. Political Entities of the DXCC Rules: "The Entity contains a permanent population, is administered by a local government and is located at least 800 km from its parent. To satisfy the 'permanent population' and 'administered by a local government' criteria of this subsection, an Entity must be listed on either (a) the US Department of State's list of 'Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty' as having a local 'Administrative Center,' or (b) the United Nations' list of 'Non-Self-Governing Territories.'" The new language reclassified American Samoa as a political entity for DXCC purposes. Subsequently, the DX Advisory Committee and the Awards Committee concurred with a request, accompanied by substantiating evidence, and added Swain's Island to the DXCC List as the first "separation entity" from American Samoa. "The distance between American Samoa and Swain's Island has been determined to be in excess of 350 km as required by DXCC Rules Section II, Paragraph 2, Section b)," the DXCC Desk said. Contacts made with Swain's Island on or after 0001 UTC on July 22, 2006, will count for DXCC credit. For more information, including the DXCC Reference Number for Swain's Island, contact the DXCC Desk.


So there:}


link for anyone remotely interested..:rolleyes: (http://www.arrl.org/)

Hope these people don't have ambitions of harbouring terrorists or starting up a nuclear plant:hmm:

green granite
24th Jul 2006, 20:06
Sould make for a good pile up with everybody calling at once as usuall :*

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
24th Jul 2006, 20:26
Do you have a link for anyone who's not even remotely interested? :}

colmac747
24th Jul 2006, 20:39
:O No. Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh..:D

rotated
25th Jul 2006, 05:10
Do you have a link for anyone who's not even remotely interested?
Here you go...
Link for anyone who's not even remotely interested (http://www.missuniverse.com/):} :E :ok:

colmac747
30th Jul 2006, 07:34
Sould make for a good pile up with everybody calling at once as usuall :*
:ooh: :mad: :ouch: :\ :D Pile up was incredible this morning, truly awesome GG Split frequency. 14195, listening 14200-250 (just about the main portion of 14mhz taken up:= )

Never got 'em:mad:

BlueDiamond
30th Jul 2006, 07:47
Errrm ... that's nice. I think. If you ever do find anyone remotely interested, do let us know won't you? I think my back yard may be bigger than that place ... :E

colmac747
30th Jul 2006, 07:48
Found this (http://www.iijnet.or.jp/JA1BK/KH8SI/index.html):zzz:

green granite
30th Jul 2006, 08:15
Errrm ... that's nice. I think. If you ever do find anyone remotely interested, do let us know won't you? I think my back yard may be bigger than that place ... :E

I know it'a probably sad to you Bluey my sweet but I am interested.:)

Colmac unfortuantly my hf antenna is defunct, all I've got is a bit of wire wrapped around in my loft which only picks up fairly local stuff :(

Frankly unless the station is on all day and splits his contacts into countries there's not a lot of chance of getting a reply from him, plus the bad manners of some operators makes it a nightmare. :(:*

colmac747
30th Jul 2006, 08:17
Hey, the bit of wire will work well right now...v.loud on 14194.6:ok:

Still can't feckin get them though:(






:zzz: < to anyone:E

Erwin Schroedinger
30th Jul 2006, 08:46
Do you have a link for anyone who's not even remotely interested?
How very narrow minded. :rolleyes:

colmac747
30th Jul 2006, 12:58
Here ya go GG (http://www.dx-cw.net/IMG/Sons/KH8SI%2030%2007%2006%20%2020m%20ssb%208h%20z%20Paul%20au%20m icro%20s9%20+10.wav) Swains Island recording from this morning.:cool: ;)

And for anyone else remotely interested:p

green granite
30th Jul 2006, 13:37
Thanks for, that all I can hear is a general hub bub of noise without being able to resolve anything apart from an "I" station who sounds though he's using a couple of KWs. :(

Keef
30th Jul 2006, 19:11
Nope, since the linear died my chance of making it through the racket is gone. Some day (next century, perhaps) I'll get the mast and the beams back up and the linear working...
Yes, Bluey, very interested. You'd be surprised how many of us there are.

colmac747
30th Jul 2006, 19:58
http://www.dx-cw.net/IMG/telegrafia.gif


:) :ok:

Keef
30th Jul 2006, 20:03
So what's the prefix for Rockall or St Kilda?

73

Keef
G3OIT (sometime DJ0MR - GW3OIT - G3OIT/W8)

colmac747
30th Jul 2006, 20:07
MS0IRC/P (http://www.rockallisland.co.uk/);)

73s..MM0NDX

BlueDiamond
31st Jul 2006, 00:32
You'd be surprised how many of us there are.
I probably would, darls! :) ;)