DXCC News. The July 2014 DX Advisory Committee Report (Doc #27), which was submitted by Arne Gjerning, N7KA, Chairman of the DX Advisory Committee (DXAC), to the ARRL Board of Directors (BOD) and Program and Services Committee (PSC), is now made public and contains some interesting subjects:
Remote stations - The DXAC favoured the proposed change of rule I.9, stating, however, some distance limitation should be included for the remote station. Using an idea similar to that used for contest stations, establishing a distance of 200 km separation between the remote station and the operator’s home station location and that no part of a remote station can be located more than 200 km from any other part.
Entity Criteria - The DXAC proposes that NO Change be made to the entity criteria at this time and any efforts presently in process for any entity to gain membership in the UN or the ITU be allowed to take its due course. This vote does not indicate a failure of the DXAC to reach a consensus. It does, however, represent the divided opinion of the DX community on this subject.
For the complete report, go to
GOLIST Business Decision. For years, the DXer's number one tool for QSL information has been John Shelton's, K1XN, "GoList". The following was announced by John this past week (12 August): "Hi Folks, - As you know, I have been having sight problems with the only eye that I have remaining. It is taking much longer this time to recover from this episode. In considering my health issues, I needed to and did make a business decision today. It was a very hard one to make.
As of today, the GOLIST is going 'FREE'.
I will continue to upload to the download page, the weekly data file and DX Alert. The download page will still require an access code. I will continue to sell the 'WIN EQF*' Logging software, the RAC Flying Horse Call Book CD.
I will accept donations via PayPal to help keep the web site up and running. A PayPal Donation button will be added to the Order page and Download page. A donation is appreciated but not mandatory.
You folks have supported Golist for many years and I appreciate that very much. That is what made this decision so hard. You guys are special and I wanted you to hear of the business change direct from me first. You now have access to GoData files for as long as I am able to produce them. The password you now use will remain active unless you ask me to change it. Thank you again for your support for all these years - John K1XN"
A2, Botswana (C9 Cancelled). Frosty, K5LBU, has announced that the planned trip to Mozambique (C9) by Arnold, WB6OJB, and him has been cancelled due to medical problems with Arnold. However, Frosty will be going to Botswana (A2) in early September and is look for operators for a 4 - 7 days trip. If you are interested, contact him ASAP via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
D4, Cape Verde. Fran, EA7FTR, will be active as D44KS from Boa Vista between 5 September and 10 October. Activity will be limited to his spare time (job commitments) on 40 - 6 metres using SSB and RTTY. QSL via EB7DX.
6W, Senegal. Sigi, DL7DF, will be on holiday with his XYL Sabine in Senegal between 1 and 13 November. He will operate as DL7DF/6W on all bands from 160 - 10 metres using CW, SBB, RTTY, PSK31 and SSTV as often as possible. The location is Somone at the coastline of Senegal near Dakar. He states, "But please do not forget. This time I'm on vacation with a little bid Ham Radio." QSL via DL7DF, direct or by the DARC Bureau. For more info and updates, see