Monday, June 5, 2017

Midway, Kure, Restored to DXCC List

We reported last month that the ARRL had decided to delete Midway and Kure Islands in the Pacific
from the DXCC list due to administrative changes in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument that technically made both islands part of Hawaii. The deletion was retroactive to August 2016, when those changes took place. Now, without mentioning the resulting uproar in the DXing community, the ARRL has reversed course and reinstated both islands as separate DX entities. "After further review," the ARRL Letter sort of explained, "it has been found that the deletion of these two entities is not supported by the changes that were made to the relevant administrations."