DX University Bryce Canyon, UT – 2012. Ethics: QSLing, Internet, Remote Operations Wayne Mills N7NG. Wayne Mills N7NG. Pushing the Limits Finding DX Working it Confirming it. Wayne Mills N7NG. “Rules” for DXing are different from the rules of contesting.
Bryce Canyon, UT – 2012
Wayne Mills N7NG
“Rules” for DXing are different from the rules of contesting.
In DXing, YOU usually are the one who decides what is or is not acceptable.
Tuning for it
Confirmation data for two-way communications must include the call signs of both stations, the entity name as shown in the DXCC List, mode, date, time and band.
DXCC Rules, Section I, Rule 4
From where must the QSO be made?
All stations must be contacted from the same DXCC entity. The location of any station shall be defined as the location of the transmitter. For the purposes of this award, remote operating points must be located within the same DXCC entity as the transmitter and receiver.
DXCC Rules, Section I, Rule 9
Who can make the QSO?
All contacts must be made using callsigns issued to the same station licensee. Contacts made by an operator other than the licensee must be made from a station owned and usually operated by the licensee and must be made in accordance with the regulations governing the license grant. Contacts may be made from other stations provided they are personally made by the licensee. The intent of this rule is to prohibit credit for contacts made for you by another operator from another location. You may combine confirmations from several callsigns held for credit to one DXCC award …
DXCC Rules, Section I, Rule 10
QSL Cards and QSLing
Written Proof: … Photocopies and electronically transmitted confirmations (including, but not limited to, fax and email) are not currently acceptable for DXCC purposes. Exception: Confirmations created and delivered by ARRL’s Logbook of the World program are acceptable for DXCC credit.
DXCC Rules, Section I, Rule 2
All confirmations must be submitted exactly as received by the applicant. The submission of altered, forged, or otherwise invalid confirmations for DXCC credit may result in disqualification of the applicant and forfeiture of any right to DXCC membership.
DXCC Rules, Section I, Rule 11
Via Postal Direct
No callsigns, Sealing
Your callsign, Folding, Sealant
IRCs, currency, stamps
Easily readable, Your callsign, Info all on one side
A QSL is not merchandise for sale, but the final courtesy of a QSO (from the website of Paul Granger, F6EXV)
Contrary to popular belief in some quarters, a QSL card to confirm a QSO is not a "right". In the same vein GM3VLB does not consider it a requirement on his part to automatically reply to all QSL cards received. Were he to do so, the task would take up an inordinate amount of his already limited time. … It is arrogant to suggest that 'QSLing is the final courtesy of a QSO'. Is it not enough that someone has spent a lot of time and gone to a lot of expense getting equipped for portable operation, and perhaps travelling in severe sea/weather conditions, often making difficult landings, and operating in most uncomfortable surroundings? Is it then fair to expect that person to have thousands of cards printed at their own expense AND to also pay return postage? (from website of Andre Saunders, GM3VLB)