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Swain's Island, KH8, Added to ARRL DXCC List:

from W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL on July 24, 2006
Website: http://www.arrl.org/
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Swain's Island, KH8, Added to ARRL DXCC List:

ZCZC AE31
QST de W1AW
DX Bulletin 31 ARLD031
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 24, 2006
To all radio amateurs

SB DX ARL ARLD031
ARLD031 Swain's Island, KH8, added to ARRL DXCC List

With the addition of Section II, Criteria Rule 1c) to the Political Entity criteria, certain former separation entities may now qualify as Political Entities. One such entity has been determined to be American Samoa. American Samoa is now a Political Entity for DXCC purposes.

As a result of the reclassification of American Samoa, and upon the filing of a request and substantiating evidence, and with the concurrence of the DXAC and the Awards Committee, Swain's Island has been added to the DXCC List.

Swain's Island, entity number 337, qualifies as the first separation entity from American Samoa, now a Political Entity. The distance between American Samoa and Swain's Island has been determined to be in excess of 350 km as required by DXCC Rules Section II, Paragraph 2, Section b). QSOs made with Swain's Island on or after 0001z, July 22, 2006 will count for DXCC credit. The prefix is KH8.

For additional information, including the DXCC Reference Number for Swain's Island, contact Bill Moore at the DXCC Desk at dxcc@arrl.org.
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Source: W1AW Bulletin via the ARRL.

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Swain's Island, KH8, Added to ARRL DXCC List:  
by W4JBR on July 25, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Heard him yesterday around 1900 EDT from American Samoa in my mobile on 20 meters. Good signal but the pile-up from stateside was sooo bad that I didn't try to work him with my 100watt mobile. Atlanta Georgia.....
 
RE: Swain's Island, KH8, Added to ARRL DXCC List:  
by G3SEA on July 25, 2006 Mail this to a friend!

Yesterday's 20m pileup was something to behold here :O

When they start up on Swain Island in a few days time there will be the ' Mother of all Pileups ' ;)

KH6/G3SEA
 
RE: Swain's Island, KH8, Added to ARRL DXCC List:  
by N3OX on July 25, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
30m always my band for this sort of expedition... hope they spend a good bit of time there, always find it easier than 40 or 20.

Dan
 
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