I have put
together a short description and list in order to help you understand the
current status of DXCC card checking. Hopefully
this will answer many of your questions. Please
feel free to contact me via email at
if you have further questions.
Eligible For Field Card Checking
All CURRENT entities on the DXCC list are eligible for card checking. Deleted entities are NOT eligible and must be sent to ARRL. (In a separate submission apart from any field checking submission) Also ineligible are 160 meter contacts.
not eligible for field checking must be sent to ARRL and cannot be sent along
with an application checked by me. The
applicant can opt to send the entire submission to ARRL if they wish.
Also, ineligible cards, if sent to ARRL, are NOT considered part of the
field checked application. They
are considered a separate submission.
During checking, if a card appears altered I will have to reject it. You can challenge my decision to the DXCC desk. I will not enter into a dispute over the validity of any card with the applicant. I am not the responsible party for determining the validity of any particular DX operation, only the fact that the card contains all the necessary information, as asked for on the most current DXCC application and that the card has not been altered.
May Use The Field Checking Program?
may have cards field checked. (except for applicants previously disqualified)
After the first 120
QSO's (not cards) a $0.15 per QSO fee is charged. Please
I will collect these fees by check or money order and will forward them
to the ARRL with the application. DXCC rule 15 covers fees in detail. All
US and US possession applicants are required to be members of the ARRL.
Please let me know if you are not a current League Member.
DXCC awards are included?
check cards for the all DXCC awards and endorsements noted on the application
note: 160 meter cards may NOT be
checked and Deleted entities are not eligible for field checking.
contacts must have been made from the same DXCC entity. Several prefixes such as
KH6, KH2, KP2, KP4, KL7, and a host of others are separate DXCC entities.
Entities confirmed from one of these are not acceptable for a DXCC
application in the 48 contiguous states. At
the same time, an application from a KH6 for example, cannot include cards for
contacts made from the mainland, KH2, or KH7.
With the mobility of this country’s residents, and a current trend
toward obtaining or keeping a call sign from out of the contiguous 48 as a
“vanity call,” it is important to know the difference.
the applicant are responsible for your cards at all times.
I will handle your cards by mail, but all expenses and risks are your
responsibility. In addition, the
ARRL is not responsible for the cards I handle and will not honor any claims as
such. UPS, registered mail and some others provide for claims for items lost in
an applicant, you should deliver to me:
The actual QSL
for each entity claimed. The cards must be in the same order as listed on the form.
The required order is by band first, then by mode.
Cards must not be arranged alphabetically. Again,
are required to list cards first by band
then by mode. Cards with multiple
QSO’s must be together in a group of
their own, either at the beginning or the end.
Please do not sort cards
A check or
money order as dictated by the fee schedule (located later in this document) made out to ARRL.
business-sized stamped envelope addressed to ARRL (DXCC
DESK ARRL HQ,
required to forward your application to the ARRL within 48 hours or 2 working
days, after a valid card checking event. It is recommended that you as an
applicant keep a copy of all documents. I
will also keep a copy of the application for my records.
Last but not
least, please make sure that the handwritten forms are legible.
I will help you if the application needs to be done over again.
forward to helping you all out, and please do not hesitate to contact me with
questions or to set up an appointment.
and good DX,