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Recently the RDXC committee reclassified P3F to high power from low power without publicly providing strong evidence that any infraction had occurred. They concluded was that the contestant was running HP on 80/40m but not full-time, just 10 minutes here and there without any convincing evidence. It appears they used the RBN as their source of information. Should the RXDC contest have to publicly provide convincing evidence before reclassifying a station from LP to HP?

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The ARRL recently announced its Diamond DXCC Challenge ( to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the ARRL’s DXCC Award. The first rule says the Diamond DXCC Challenge Awards are available to all amateurs worldwide who contact a minimum of 100 countries from the Diamond DXCC List. US amateurs must be members of the ARRL. Do you think
  Posted: Dec 31, 2011   (95 votes, 3 comments) by VE5ZX

  All entrants should be a member of the ARRL to enter
  US amateurs should be allowed to enter even if not an ARRL member
  Don't know
  Don't care
    (95 votes, 3 comments)
Survey Results
All entrants should be a member of the ARRL to enter 28% (27)
US amateurs should be allowed to enter even if not an ARRL member 40% (38)
Don't know 3% (3)
Don't care 28% (27)

Survey Comments
The ARRL. states it is the "The National Association for Amateur Radio" . As such I think ALL US amateur radio operators in the US should be allowed to Enter All ARRL. contests.
We need more contesters and also more DX operators and this might help to raise intrest in both. Also they might get a few more members.

Posted by wd5jnc on January 20, 2012

Might get more members
Being a one-time award it's a bit different from the standard DXCC certificate. Perhaps a non-member who attains it will be more inclined to join the League. Anyway, opening it to everyone would stir up more interest in DXing. A price difference between League and non-League US operators could be included, which might be another incentive to join.

Posted by KW0U on January 12, 2012

It's no different
This is the same rule as used for the standard DXCC award. I don't see any reason for treating this differently.

Posted by n8uze on January 1, 2012

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