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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin #1018
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DX Special Bulletin No. 1018.1
July 14, 2011
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network ARRL Bulletin, N6PSE and W2VU & CQ Communications,
Inc. for the following DX information.
SOUTH SUDAN IS NOW A NEW DXCC ENTITY AND A MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATION!
Three Special Press Releases
The following is from Paul, N6PSE, labeled - Press Release #5 --
DXpedition to the Republic of South Sudan):
On July 9th, the Republic of South Sudan was born upon their successful
declaration of independence from Sudan. The Country of Sudan has
congratulated and recognized the Republic of South Sudan.
Today, on July 14th, 2011, the United Nations admitted the Republic
of South Sudan as the newest member state. This is a significant
achievement for this new country and a significant milestone for
amateur radio. It is expected that the ARRL will now add South Sudan
to the DXCC list of entities.
The DX Friends and the Intrepid-DX Group continue to move forward
with their plans to activate this new entity with a multi-national
DXpedition team. With our visas in hand, the teams will soon be making
their way towards Africa and ultimately to Juba, the new capitol of
this new nation.
We will have five active stations, operating 24 hrs a day.
We will be in regular contact with our US, EU and JA Pilot Stations
and we will pay close attention to propagation reports from them.
We ask that you please make contact with the pilot stations only
during the DXpedition and to please refrain from contacting the
team members directly via email. We will announce our call sign
once we are in Juba and ready to become active.
Our official website is http://www.dxfriends.com/SouthernSudan2011/
The Intrepid-DX Group and The DX Friends.
PRESS RELEASE From An ARRL Bulletin:
SB DX @ ARL $ARLD028
ARLD028 The Republic of South Sudan Is Now a DXCC Entity
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 28 ARLD028
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 14, 2011
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD028
ARLD028 The Republic of South Sudan Is Now a DXCC Entity
At 10:18 AM (EDT) on Thursday, July 14, the UN General Assembly met
to vote on whether or not to admit the Republic of South Sudan as
its 193rd member state. The Republic of South Sudan was unanimously
admitted and is now a member of the United Nations; a two-thirds
majority is needed to become a member of the UN.
Immediately following the General Assembly meeting, the flag of the
Republic of South Sudan flew for the first time in front of the UN,
ceremoniously marking its membership in the UN.
Now that the Republic of South Sudan is a member of the United
Nations, the new country is now a DXCC entity by way of Section II,
1(a) of the DXCC rules. The DXCC Desk will begin immediately
accepting QSOs for this new entity, with a start date of July 14,
According to DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, the Honor Roll numbers
move from 340 to 341 for the Top of the Honor Roll, and for Honor
Roll it becomes 332. "The deadline for the Honor Roll and annual
listings is December 31, so you must submit the new entity to DXCC
by then in order to retain your Honor Roll status," Moore explained.
"For Logbook of The World (LoTW), you may submit all your QSOs with
the Republic of South Sudan stations anytime. There is no need to
hold them out of your log or do anything differently from what you
already have been doing. You do not need to assign country names or
identifiers. After we issue certificates to the Republic of South
Sudan license holders, LoTW will make matches and assign the correct
As of July 14, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has
not announced a prefix block for the Republic of South Sudan.
Press Release from Rich Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Communications,
Inc./ 25 Newbridge Rd. / Hicksville, NY USA 11801
Phone: 516-681-2922 / Fax: 516-681-2929 / Web: www.cq-amateur-radio.com
South Sudan Added to CQ DX Countries List (Hicksville, NY July 14, 2011)
- The Republic of South Sudan is the newest addition to the CQ DX Award
Countries List, CQ DX Awards Manager Billy Williams, N4UF, announced
today. It is #342. Verifications confirming contacts after July 14, 2011
(the date of its admission to the United Nations) are acceptable for
credit. No award credit is available for southern Sudan contacts made
during the 1980s and 90s.
The new addition will be reflected in CQ DX Honor Roll totals to be
compiled near the end of September. The July listings will not include
the new addition and will be based on 341 active countries. (See
paragraphs 21 through 24 on the CQ DX web page at:
Note in paragraph 24 that "the Award Manager will allow at least 30
days between the date of his announcement and any Honor Roll revisions
that reflect the new maximum count.")
Verifications may be checked by a CQ Checkpoint or sent to the Award
Manager. Include return postage or SASE with updates if you send cards
or desire a reply. Updates are accepted only via postal mail.
The CQ DX Award Countries List contains 342 entities including Kosova.
Endorsement stickers for 340 are not yet available. When stickers are
available, an announcement will be posted on the CQ DX web page (see
URL above). As of this time, the International Telecommunication Union
has not yet issued a callsign prefix block for South Sudan.
For purposes of the CQ DX Field Award, most of South Sudan is in field
KJ; small northern portions (above 10 degrees north latitude) are in
field KK. More information on the CQ DX Field Award is available at
and at <http://home.earthlink.net/~bfwillia/gridfield.html#CQ DX FIELD AWARD RULES>.
In addition, South Sudan will count as a country (entity) multiplier for
the CQ DX Marathon, the CQ World Wide DX Contest and any other CQ contests
that use country multipliers.
SOUTH SUDAN UPDATE. Col, MM0NDX, EU Pilot for the DX Friends/Intrepid DX
Group's DXpedition to the South Sudan, reports: "The Intrepid DX Group is
meeting the DX Friends in Cairo on July 21st. On July 22nd, they all fly
from Cairo to Juba, South Sudan. On July 23rd, they will meet with the
Ministry of Communications to amend licenses to the new ITU prefix. They
expect to be active later on July 23rd, or July 24th, until shut down on
August 10th, 2011.
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