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Author Topic: Oil Platforms & DXCC Validity  (Read 1878 times)
3C5J
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« on: April 15, 2001, 03:45:21 PM »

Good Evening

I'd really appreciate some help from stations Stateside in particular......<deep breath>

I've had an ongoing problem over the last 5 years or so when operating from oil rigs.

I'm currently trying to get some clarification from the ARRL/DXCC in writing to answer mine and other stations queries.

Basically, I'd like to get FIXED oil platforms accepted as valid for DXCC status for the country to which they belong.

Currently, it is a very grey area to which the ARRL (well, 1 person at the ARRL) has not given a satisfactory answer.

BACKGROUND INFO
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There are basically 3 different types of oil rig.

1. Jack-up Drilling rig
   http://www.cleddau.com/jackup.html

2. Semi-submersible Drilling Rig
   http://www.cleddau.com/semisubmersible.html

3. Fixed Production Platform


The Jack-up and Semi-submersible are both mobile drilling rigs which by their very design and purpose move from one location to another.

Fixed Production Platforms are erected in one place and must stay in the same location for their entire life which can be anywhere up to 50 years +.

The ARRL/DXCC makes exceptions for 'historical ships permanently docked' to be valid for DXCC. I am simply trying to get them to accept the fixed type of oil platform under the same criteria.

I would appreciate an email from anybody who has any contacts at the ARRL who might assist in getting this properly discussed/debated/considered so that I can get an informed decision after all of the facts have been put forward.

Further information is available about myself and my radio operations at my two websites

http://www.cleddau.com
http://3c5j.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

73
Martin
MW0BRO / 3C5J

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WV2B
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2001, 05:08:56 PM »

I don't think it will happen.  If they had a fit because Scarborough reef was run from a scaffold, why would they count an oil rig hundreds or thousands of miles from the country owning it.  Permanent or not it is a man-made structure. 73 duane
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2001, 05:18:39 PM »

The rule seems pretty clear-cut that says contacts for DXCC can be with land-based stations only.  A permanently docked ship is permanently connected to the land so possibly a reason for the exception. Also places like embassies do not count even though recognized as belonging to the country occupying it.  73 duane
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3C5J
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2001, 05:13:57 AM »

Exactly my point Duane, I think I am MORE valid than Scarborough Reef. And the platform is less than 50 miles from Equatorial Guinea and there are NO disputes over ownership, unlike Scarborough Reef :-)

Rules are made to be broken............or ammended..........




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