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DX Bulletin 13 ARLD013
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT March 28, 2016
To all radio amateurs
SB DX ARL ARLD013
ARLD013 DXCC Deletion of Kingman Reef
The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to delete Kingman Reef (KH5K)
from the DXCC List, effective 29 March, 2016. Kingman Reef will be
added to the Deleted Entities List on 29 March, 2016. The total
number of entities on the List will drop from 340 to 339.
The deletion process is described in DXCC Rules Section II DXCC List
Criteria, Part 5(a) Deletion Criteria: 'An entity may be deleted
from the List if it no longer satisfies the criteria under which it
was added. However, if the entity continues to meet one or more
currently existing rules, it will remain on the List.'
With respect to the previous paragraph's text, Kingman Reef's
original addition by virtue of separate administration has changed
(separate administration by the U.S. Navy has been removed), and the
reef does not meet any current criteria to remain on the list. The
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administers Kingman Reef and Palmyra
Island. The reef is too close to Palmyra Island to count as a
separate entity. The reef is now considered part of the
Palmyra/Jarvis DXCC entity.
DXCC members who have affirmed credit with Kingman Reef will see
their current entity totals drop by one on their DXCC awards --
including on the bands and modes where Kingman Reef credit is given.
They will also see their DXCC Challenge totals drop commensurately.
Honor Roll status will now be attainable after confirming 330
entities on the DXCC List.
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