cards can now be checked locally!
ARRL’s DX Century Club programme has been the premier awards
programme for DXers for the past half century.
DXCC is the prime benchmark against which DXing achievement is
endorsements and separate awards are available to recognise
achievements on specific modes and bands, in addition to the basic
South African participation has always been lively, the number of
participants has declined in recent years.
Reasons often cited include high postage costs and the fear of
losing those much-treasured cards in the mail.
the DXCC rule changes implemented in 2000, provision has been made for
field checking in countries outside the USA.
South Africa became one of the first countries with a field
checker, with the appointment of Tjerk Lammers ZS6P, the SARL Awards
can now check all QSL cards for DXCC credits, except for 160 m
contacts, or contacts with deleted countries. Tjerk will accept
cards by mail, or by prior arrangement in person. Remember to include
sufficient postage to allow Tjerk to return your cards and mail the
application to ARRL.
the complete application with all the paperwork has been received,
Tjerk will check the cards against the application form, and forward
the checked application directly to the ARRL. Dubious cards, including
those with alterations, will be deleted from the list.
Tjerk has strict instructions not to get involved in arguments
about the validity of cards, and rejected cards may be separately
submitted directly to ARRL for a final decision.
the next annual submission deadline in September, there is likely to
be a rush of submissions around that date.
Because careful scrutiny of the cards takes time, Tjerk may
well be inundated by more cards than he can handle at that time.
It makes sense to send your application early!
contact Tjerk directly ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you have questions.