Rik Strobbe wrote:
At 19:55 23/03/00 +0000, you wrote:
>Is the computer generated qrss send/receive mode recognised for DXCC
>purposes, also where does xband qso's fit in. For those seeking glory
>there could be a disappointment.
Being very close to applying my 136kHz DXCC (only 82 more DXCC countries
needed) I was also very worried about this. Although QRSS is CW and as far
as I know nothing is said about the transmitting speed, nor about what kind
of 'filtering' is allowed, there might be an 'apparatsik' at the DXCC board
who could object my application.
I almost got very depressed by this thought but then I reminded that I
started with LF to do something completely new : to learn something about
new techniques and proagation
New technology !!!!!!!!!! Your grandad was listening to Long Wave Radio before
you were born
and was probably using a vertical antenna, perhaps an inv L, which was popular
at that time and up higher than the average LF operator today. A vertical
antenna takes up less than 1 metre square
of space and could have unlimited height. This approach would solve all the
problems for those struggling to make a qso around Europe. No need for complex
LF techniques including propogation were all perfected long before we were all
The only experiment taking place at present by some amateurs is trying to
propogate a LF signal with a bamboo pole and some wet string !!!!!!! Good Luck
, far away from the '599 73' QSOs you can
easily have on HF (and with some luck get your DXCC within a week).
So after all I think I can live with the knowledge that I will probably
never get my 136kHz DXCC.
73, Rik ON7YD