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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD019 (1995)

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ARLD019 Size rule for DXCC
 
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DX Bulletin 19  ARLD019
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  April 20, 1995
To all radio amateurs   
 
SB DX ARL ARLD019
ARLD019 Size rule for DXCC
 
Minimum-Size Rule Adopted for DXCC
 
The ARRL Awards Committee voted 5 to 2 to accept a modified ARRL DX
Advisory Committee (DXAC) recommendation to add a minimum-size rule
to Point 2 (Separation by water) of the Countries List Criteria in
the DXCC rules.
 
This change adds the following paragraphs to the existing rules
under Point 2:
 
''(c) An island is defined as a naturally formed area of land
surrounded by water, the surface of which is above water at high
tide.  Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation shall not be
considered for DXCC country status.
 
(d) An island must meet or exceed size standards.  To be eligible
for consideration, the island must be visible, and named, on a chart
with a scale of not less than 1:1,000,000.  Charts used must be from
recognized national mapping agencies.  The island must consist of a
single unbroken piece of land not less than 10,000 square feet in
area, which is above water at high tide.  The area requirements
shall be demonstrated by the chart.''
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