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Crimea and DXCC

Upon request of the CEO, the ARRL Awards committee evaluated the situation at present in Crimea against the DXCC rules.
As the interpreter of the rules, the following is the Awards Committee’s decision on how to “count” QSOs with stations
operating from Crimea.

Crimea is not a DXCC entity. Neither Russia nor Ukraine is a rare entity and the vast majority of confirmations used for
DXCC credit for either entity do not involve Crimea.

DXCC Rule 4 reads:
"4. 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. Except as permitted in Rule 1, cross-mode contacts are not permitted for DXCC
credits. Confirmations not containing all required information may be rejected."

A QSL with a call sign issued by the administration of Ukraine and showing the entity name as Ukraine counts as Ukraine.

A QSL with a call sign issued by the administration of Russia and showing the entity name as Russia counts as Russia.

A QSL that satisfies neither condition does not count for either entity

73 es DX!  Bill Moore NC1L
Awards Branch Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: (860) 594 0234, Fax: (860) 594-0346
email: DXCC Web Site:
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Crimea and CQ Contests

CQ policy on stations in Crimea using Russian-issued call signs in CQ contests

After considerable deliberation, CQ has determined that the best course of action regarding Crimea and CQ contests
is to follow the lead of the United Nations and the United States government, both of which continue to consider
Crimea to be part of Ukraine, until such time as the political situation there is resolved. Therefore,

Logs will not be accepted for any
CQ Contest from stations in Crimea operating with Russian-issued call signs.
Contacts made by others with those stations will be removed from contestants' logs without penalty.
No contact or multiplier credits will be given.

We fully realize that our action may very well disenfranchise several Crimean contesters who use Russian prefixes
instead of Ukrainian prefixes. As regrettable as that may be, our action is consistent with international law,
as well as with our own Rules. 

(Issued October 2014 - Still Valid)


Known Pirate activity

Some Stations get wrongly listed as "Pirate Stations". However, it may often be the case, that a callsign
has been incorrectly heard or logged.

As always, you never know, so "Work First Worry Later" (WFWL).

YI1IRQ - is not an active callsign. Any use of this callsign
is a PIRATE. Any QSL sent to YI1IRQ will be returned unanswered

ZD9GI - Johan ZS1A, reports: "ZD9GI went QRT on 15/9/11. There is a pirate operating now with that call.
Please note info on Please do not send QSL card if after that date.
"There are NO Hams on Gough Island at this time. It will take a few years for one to go down again."

ZD9KN - Johan ZS1A, reports: "ZD9KN has never been issued.
This is a pirate operation. Please do not send QSL cards or money."

TO4E - On March 24 & 25 2012 a station appeared on the band signing TO4E,
and sending his QTH as "Europa Island, AF 009". ...This is a Pirate Station.
NO genuine activity has occurred since the dxpedition to Europa in 2003.
NO current activity has been authorized from this island.
The "TO" prefix block used in 2003 is no longer in use.
Access to Europa is forbidden, except under special authorisation.
Didier F5OGL, QSL manager for the 2003, EUROPA Dxpedition will NOT
answer any cards for this Pirate activity.

FK8IK - Xavier EA3BHK, reports that a station signing FK8IK on
17m CW was active on March 9th, and was definitely a PIRATE station.
He contacted Mic, FK8IK, and he also states it was a PIRATE.

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CQ Six - 50 MHz DX News, by OZ6OM

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Glenn Hauser's World of Radio

A superb source for Broadcast Band Information + More

The reliable news source about International
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Superb pages for all major contest information

World Contests Calendar and Related Information
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