7O1YGF Operation Approved for DXCC Credit
On August 12, ARRL DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, announced that after more than eight years, the 7O1YGF operation in 2000 from Yemen has been approved for DXCC credit. Moore cited a review of "recently received information," as well as "additional dialogue" with the leader of the 7O1YGF DXpedition, as reasons for the approval.
Because so much time has passed since the DXpedition, Moore asked that those amateurs seeking credit for 7OYGF follow certain procedures.
If you are seeking credit for 7O1YGF only:
- If you live in the US, send only the 7O1YGF QSL card with your application to DXCC; enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you live outside the US, please enclose return postage, so we may return the card to you. DXCC will then process the card. Applicants will not be charged a submission fee.
- Bring the card to a DXCC Card Checker. The card checker will forward the confirmation to the DXCC Desk for processing. Again, there will be no submission fee if this is a single card submission; however, you still must fill out an application form.
If you are submitting 7O1YGF with other QSL cards:
- Applicants may include their 7O1YGF QSL card with their next QSL card submission and it will be handled as usual.
Moore said that the DXCC Desk will work with the 7O1YGF team to use Logbook of the World (LoTW), if possible. "Remember, the cutoff date for the 2009 DXCC Annual listing and Honor Roll list is December 31, 2009," Moore reminded DXers. "We encourage applicants to handle this sooner, rather than waiting until the last minute."