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DX Bulletin 65 ARLD065
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 22, 1995
To all radio amateurs
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ARLD065 DX news
ARRL DXAC and Awards Committee Agree Pratas Island goes on ARRL DXCC Countries List
The ARRL DX Advisory Committee (DXAC) has voted 12 to 4, and the Awards Committee, has voted unanimously to add Pratas Island, BV9P, for contacts made January 1, 1994 and after. This is based on DXCC Rules Section II, Point 2(a) (Separation by Water). Pratas Island, located in the South China Sea, is administered by Taiwan.
QSL cards will be received by the DXCC Desk starting April 1, 1996. Cards received before that date will be returned without action.
Because of QSLing irregularities, it will be necessary for anyone who has a picture card from the January or March 1994 operation to obtain a replacement card from QSL manager KU9C. The picture cards are not acceptable for DXCC credit.