Some Notes from the ARRL DXCC Desk
By Bill Moore, NC1L, ARRL Awards Branch Manager
As we enter the fourth quarter of the 2010 DXCC calendar, I would like to remind everyone that the deadline for the 2010 DXCC calendar year is December 31, 2010. This deadline includes submissions for The 2010 Annual List (Published in the DXCC yearbook) and The 2010 Honor Roll List (scheduled for August 2011 QST).
Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2010. It is strongly recommended that you do not wait until the last moment to get your submission in, however.
Please be sure to check the DXCC Applications Received page on the DXCC Web site. (If your call sign appears there, your application has been logged into the DXCC computer. This may not be the exact date noted on a registered mail tracking receipt confirmation, since during heavy mail periods several days can pass before an application is actually logged into DXCC.)
If at the end of the year the date logged is after December 31 and this is not your intended submission date, you will need to correct the date quickly. Otherwise, the date noted on the list is the date your submission will be credited, even if it is 2011. If the date is not correct, this can still be fixed if you contact me by January 31, 2011.
The 2010 DXCC Yearbook is scheduled for release in the spring of 2011. In order to ensure that you receive your free copy, you must:
1) Be a member of ARRL
2a) Make a submission to the DXCC desk within the 2010 calendar year
2b) Be current on the DXCC Honor Roll. If you are on the DXCC Honor Roll, but do not make a submission during the 2010 calendar year, you automatically qualify for the free copy.
If you do not qualify for a free copy, you can purchase this and past yearbooks for $8 each.
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.