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Author Topic: DX award degree of difficulty?  (Read 21003 times)
AA6YQ
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« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2013, 11:10:36 PM »

Well, I guess it has to be (easiest to hardest)
5B-WAZ
5B-DXCC
DXCC Honor Roll

Beyond "Mixed DXCC Honor Roll" lies
- Honor Roll on individual bands
- Honor Roll on individual modes
- Mixed Top of the Honor Roll
- Top of the Honor Roll on individual bands
- Top of the Honor Roll on individual modes
- the DXCC Challenge DeSoto Cup

    73,

          Dave, AA6YQ
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« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2013, 05:26:12 AM »

They have a funny way of defining "All"! Maybe it's like what the definition of "is" is...

John AE5X


Maybe it should be "WAAZ" Worked Almost All Zones!
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« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2013, 05:55:47 AM »

WD4ELG wrote:
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Wow, I am at 148 towards a goal of 150 for 5B WAZ.  That is confusing...only 30 needed on 160 meters, only 150 needed for 5BWAZ.

I believe 6 meter WAZ requires only 25 zones.  The difference between the entry level and full achievement level for these WAZ awards is as least as great as the difference between basic DXCC and Honor Roll. 

For me, having the 5B WAZ certificate on the wall is simply a reminder what I'm striving for.  I have the utmost respect for those who have worked all 200 zones.  I arranged a luncheon for my friend KQ0B shortly after he achieved his.  I'm glad I did, because he passed away suddenly only a few months later.

73,
Chuck  NI0C
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« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2013, 05:58:59 AM »

AA6YQ wrote:
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Beyond "Mixed DXCC Honor Roll" lies
- Honor Roll on individual bands
- Honor Roll on individual modes
- Mixed Top of the Honor Roll
- Top of the Honor Roll on individual bands
- Top of the Honor Roll on individual modes
- the DXCC Challenge DeSoto Cup

I'm not sure that ARRL has a formal Honor Roll listing for individual bands, but it would be nice if they did.  In any event, these are all worthy goals to strive for!

73,
Chuck  NI0C
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« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2013, 06:10:52 AM »

In one of my posts above, I mentioned, Mike, KQ0B.  I just checked, and his story of completing 5B WAZ still appears on his QRZ.com page: http://www.qrz.com/db/KQ0B

Well worth reading by anyone striving for 5B WAZ.

73 & RIP, Mike,
Chuck  NI0C

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« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2013, 08:23:46 AM »

AA6YQ wrote:
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Beyond "Mixed DXCC Honor Roll" lies
- Honor Roll on individual bands
- Honor Roll on individual modes
- Mixed Top of the Honor Roll
- Top of the Honor Roll on individual bands
- Top of the Honor Roll on individual modes
- the DXCC Challenge DeSoto Cup

I'm not sure that ARRL has a formal Honor Roll listing for individual bands, but it would be nice if they did.  In any event, these are all worthy goals to strive for!

73,
Chuck  NI0C

Right here- well at least you can tell current HR:

http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-standings

Tor
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« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2013, 08:41:28 AM »

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Right here- well at least you can tell current HR:

http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-standings

There are NO individual band honor roll categories; only mode categories.
73,
Chuck  NI0C
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« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2013, 08:54:22 AM »

N4OGW wrote:
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Right here- well at least you can tell current HR:

http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-standings

There are NO individual band honor roll categories; only mode categories.
73,
Chuck  NI0C


I know that. Just pointing out that if you want you can look at the numbers and draw the "HR" line wherever you like...

Tor
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« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2013, 09:13:50 AM »


I'm not sure that ARRL has a formal Honor Roll listing for individual bands, but it would be nice if they did.  In any event, these are all worthy goals to strive for!

73,
Chuck  NI0C

Hey Chuck,

I had never seen the DXCC Award individual stamps for Honor Roll, etc. till I visited your QRZ.com page.  very cool!  Cool

http://files.qrz.com/c/ni0c/DXCC6565.JPG

73,

Rob K9AIM


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« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2013, 09:18:33 AM »

- only 122 DXers are on the Digital Honor Roll

- only 5 DXers are at the top of the CW Honor Roll

- only 1 DXer holds the DXCC Challenge DeSoto Cup (by definition)

- there are no DXers at the top of the Digital Honor Roll

      73,

          Dave, AA6YQ
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« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2013, 10:34:06 AM »

K9AIM wrote:
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Hey Chuck,

I had never seen the DXCC Award individual stamps for Honor Roll, etc. till I visited your QRZ.com page.  very cool!  Cool

http://files.qrz.com/c/ni0c/DXCC6565.JPG

TNX, Rob.  I put up that picture to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that certificate (March 11, 1963).

73,
Chuck  NI0C
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« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2013, 12:40:09 PM »

K9AIM wrote:
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Hey Chuck,

I had never seen the DXCC Award individual stamps for Honor Roll, etc. till I visited your QRZ.com page.  very cool!  Cool

http://files.qrz.com/c/ni0c/DXCC6565.JPG

TNX, Rob.  I put up that picture to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that certificate (March 11, 1963).

73,
Chuck  NI0C

i was only 11 months old at that time.  DX to me back then was the front door  Grin
looks like you are running out of room for stamps, although there cannot be many more to be had  Grin
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« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2018, 07:20:36 PM »

Interesting topic because I just qualified 2 days ago for 5B DXCC (actually 8BDXCC including 12m 17m and 30m), with the receipt of my 100th 80m confirmation. As I was preparing my paperwork for the ARRL, I noticed that I also now qualify for DXCC Challenge, purely as a by-product of chasing 8B DXCC! I wasn't even paying attention to it until I happened to notice my band-entity count.  I guess I'll have to send ARRL more money in credit fees to make that one official too.

  • DXCC Phone 2014
    DXCC CW 2016
    DXCC Data (in-progress with 86/73 worked/confirmed but climbing quickly)
    5+3 Band DXCC qualified Dec 20, 2018 (to be official early Jan 2019 once the ARRL paperwork goes through)
    DXCC Challenge qualified Dec 2018 (to be official early 2019)

So I'm glad I ran across this topic, since I'm wondering what to focus on next. I'm still a long way from Honour Roll (only 272/254 worked/confirmed) and 5B WAZ seems too far out of reach for me at this point. I'm thinking 160m DXCC will be my next focus, starting with the erection of a proper antenna as soon as the snow melts enough.

Wish me luck and the best of luck to all of you in your next pursuit.

73 Mark VA2MM
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« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2018, 07:52:48 PM »

- only 122 DXers are on the Digital Honor Roll

- only 5 DXers are at the top of the CW Honor Roll

- only 1 DXer holds the DXCC Challenge DeSoto Cup (by definition)

- there are no DXers at the top of the Digital Honor Roll

      73,

          Dave, AA6YQ
Those data don't really mean much. There are a large number of dx'ers, some of whom I know, who have achieved greater levels of success who never felt the need to submit proof to anyone else of that which they (or I) know they accomplished.

If someone has the time, the desire and the lack of anything better to do, none of these mentioned is difficult.
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« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2018, 09:31:22 PM »

- only 122 DXers are on the Digital Honor Roll

- only 5 DXers are at the top of the CW Honor Roll

- only 1 DXer holds the DXCC Challenge DeSoto Cup (by definition)

- there are no DXers at the top of the Digital Honor Roll

Those data don't really mean much. There are a large number of dx'ers, some of whom I know, who have achieved greater levels of success who never felt the need to submit proof to anyone else of that which they (or I) know they accomplished.

If someone has the time, the desire and the lack of anything better to do, none of these mentioned is difficult.

I'm not doubting there's DXers out there who have a great level of success and don't care to submit their progress to any club or organization. In the first category, (Only 122 DXers are on the Digital Honor Roll) it's possible someone out there has done better and not submitted. Number 2 & 4 can be matched, but not exceeded. "Top Of" is as high as anyone can go. As for DeSoto Cup, no one has ever reached the ceiling, and I doubt anyone ever will. That means all 340 countries on all ten bands. (3400 slots) As of now, EA8AK is at the top with 3264. So yes, it's possible someone has #1 & #3 beat. But to say there's a large number of people who have exceeded those achievements, that's not likely. And to say the data doesn't mean much, and none of what is mentioned is difficult? I won't even bother to commit on that.

It should be noted that the quoted stats are from a 2013 post. Only the top Challenge spot (3264) is current.
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