Petition to the American Radio Relay League

Petition to the American Radio Relay League.

Catalonia must be added in the DXCC countries list.

All these territories are DXCC* countries/entities* recognized by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), but are not official states:

  • Scotland (UK) is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
  • Balearic Islands (Spain) is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
  • Canary Islands (Spain) is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
  • England (UK) is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
  • Wales (UK) is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
  • Man (UK) is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
  • Northern Ireland (UK) is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
  • Kaliningrad is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
  • Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a NGO with a call sign not authorized by the ITU, is a DXCC country but is not an official state.
Many other territories of the world are included in the DXCC countries list, but are not official states.

And Catalonia? Why Catalonia is not a DXCC country? Therefore, if all these territories are DXCC countries, why not Catalonia? Seeing these examples, Catalonia (with own prefixes, EA3, EB3, EC3, ED3, EE3, EF3, EG3, EH3, AM3, AN3 & AO3) has the perfect conditions to become a DXCC country today.

The American Radio Relay League despises thousands of catalan radio amateurs who have signed the petition to include Catalonia in the DXCC countries list. The ARRL must recognize Catalonia as a DXCC country. It is inadmissible that it does not respond to the request of thousands of catalan radio amateurs.

Dear President of the ARRL, Catalonia must be added in the DXCC countries list. Today? Why not? Where is the problem?

Sign the petition: http://chng.it/wqLvVGbGtD

*Entity is a listing on the DXCC List. A counter for DXCC awards, previously denoted as a DXCC Country by the American Radio Relay League and the DX Century Club.

*DXCC is Amateur Radio’s premier award that radio amateurs can earn by confirming on the air contacts with 100 countries.

Activitat en mode digital JT65

Bon dia DIGITAL. Mode JT65.

Good DIGITAL morning. L’horari de l’activitat comença el dissabte 16 de juliol de 2022 a les 03:00 UTC i s’acaba les 11:00 UTC del mateix dissabte. Bandes d’HF de 10 a 40 metres. Good DIGITAL morning no és un concurs, no cal intercanviar números de concurs ni configurar el programa.

El calendari d’aquesta activitat especifica els diversos modes digitals que s’hauran de treballar cada dissabte, JT65, OLIVIA, MFSK, T10, HELL, JT65, ROS entre molts d’altres. Recomanem fer QSOs breus amb l’intercanvi d’informació mínim següent: RSQ, nom i locator.

Cada dissabte al matí no hi ha res millor que participar en el Good DIGITAL morning.

The American Radio Relay League despises all catalan radio amateurs

The American Radio Relay League despises thousands of catalan radio amateurs who have signed the petition to include Catalonia in the DXCC countries list. The ARRL must recognize Catalonia as a DXCC entity/country. The ARRL is deaf and dumb. It is inadmissible that it does not respond to the request of thousands of catalan radio amateurs.

Catalonia, a nation of Europe from more than one thousand years, and the catalan radio amateurs has the right to ask the DXAC Committee to add Catalonia in the DXCC countries/entities list. We just would like to correct the historical injustice and draw the close attention of the DXAC Committee and the American Radio League (ARRL) board of directors to this fact.

Scotland, Balearic Islands, Ceuta & Melilla, Canary Islands, England, Wales, Man, Northern Ireland and Jersey counts as a separate countries in various contests and for various certificates. These territories are not independent states, like Catalonia. The only “argument” recalled in support of denying DXCC country status to Catalonia seems to be: “If we accord DXCC country status to Catalonia, we’ll be flooded by petitions to have the same status conferred on similar territories”.

Such a fear is baseless because there are few similar countries like Catalonia. There should consequently be no difficulty taking a decision to treat Catalonia as a DXCC country.

Despite the foregoing, Catalonia continues to be denied DXCC country status. This patently illogical and inequitable situation cries out for resolution, even if the unusual step of overriding the DX Advisory Committee’s recommendation has to be taken.

The ARRL board of directors would be remiss in carrying out its own duties as an elected body if it did not reserve to itself the right to reverse what it found to be a flawed finding by an advisory committee. A preferable path, of course, would be for the DXAC itself to reconsider the matter.

Therefore, we request the ARRL board directors, Mr. Richard A. Roderick (K5UR), President of the American Radio Relay League, grant DXCC country status to Catalonia.

We inform you that we have opened a campaign on change.org where more than two thousand Catalan radio amateurs have signed a petition requesting that Catalonia be recognized as a DXCC country.

Mr. Richard A. Roderick, the question is: Are you going to despise and ignore the majority (51%) of catalan radio amateurs?. Remember, decisions are made by people voting.

Associacions de radioaficionats d’Osona

Associacions de radioaficionats d’Osona.

Ràdio Club Osona, EA3RKO és una associació de radioaficionats fundada el 22 de juliol de 1989 per EA3FHP, diversos radioaficionats amb llicència i també per CB-istes.

Més endavant, el 29 de novembre de 1997, EB3GKE, EA3FHP i Ramon Tirado Tirado funden l’associació Unió de Radioafeccionats d’Osona, EA3URO.

Finalment, el 26 de juliol de 2011 es constitueix l’associació Ràdio Club Vic, 1C3VIC fundada per EA3FHP i dos radioaficionats aspirants a obtenir la llicència.

Ràdio Club Osona, EA3RKO
Inscrita al Registre d’Associacions de la Generalitat de Catalunya, secció 1a del Registre de Barcelona, amb el número 11.271
NIF: G59520585
EA3RKO@protonmail.com

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Unió de Radioafeccionats d’Osona, EA3URO
Inscrita al Registre d’Associacions de la Generalitat de Catalunya, secció 1a del Registre de Barcelona, amb el número 20.328
Reconeguda per la Direcció General de Telecomunicacions i inscrita amb el número 185
NIF: G61655098
EA3URO@protonmail.com

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Ràdio Club Vic, 1C3VIC
Inscrita al Registre d’Associacions de la Generalitat de Catalunya, secció 1a del Registre de Barcelona, amb el número (en tràmit)
1C3VIC@protonmail.com

Nonsense, contempt and violation of rights of “Radio ID Inc”

RadioID.net is a website that manages the granting of numbers called “ID” to access the global network of DMR and DMR+ (Digital Mobile Radio), as according to them, can not be accessed only with the call sign of radio amateur (issued by the public administration of each country after passing an exam) and it is essential to obtain this numbering which is granted by the administrators of this private website, managed by some radio amateurs (who hide in anonymity) and which are obviously no authority or public administration of the country in question. Therefore, these “authorizations” in the form of a number have no legal validity.

In addition, this platform violates the rights of all catalan radio amateurs, as it explicitly prohibits the inclusion of the official flag of Catalonia and the name of Catalonia in the personal data of users, ie personal data, which are not of the their property, they decide them themselves and force to put “Spain” and also the “province” without any option to be able to include the county that is the genuinely catalan territorial division.

In this sense, an administrator sent us a message despising the whole nation of Catalonia, literally saying that “Catalonia has never existed”:

The owner of RadioID knows this subject and we, as a team, speak in the same way, your country cannot be Catalonia because it has never existed in history, what is certain is that today Catalonia does not exist, it is a region located in Spain and your repeated attempts to show it are unsuitable for other users.

The nonsense doesn’t end there. On the RadioID.net website there is a search engine where you can consult the callsigns and “ID” numbers of radio amateurs who are registered in the system, but recently they have modified the search engine and now the callsigns of all radio amateurs appear of the world, both those who are discharged and those who are not, including also deceased radio amateurs.

This violates Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data (LOPD) and also the European law, Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC.

That’s why on their website there is no information about the owners and administrators, no postal address, no email and at the time they moved their headquarters out of Europe to an unknown country.

Please note that the amateur radio license (issued by the public administration of each state after passing an examination and paying a fee) is the only valid document to be issued to authorized amateur radio bands.

We do not understand why catalan radio amateurs are not concerned about this violation of rights and contempt and do not complain to RadioID Inc, on the contrary, they continue to send the copy of the amateur radio license to strangers to register an unnecessary and stupid DIGITAL ID.

Activitat en mode digital JT9

Bon dia DIGITAL. Mode JT9.

Good DIGITAL morning. L’horari de l’activitat comença el dissabte 2 de juliol de 2022 a les 03:00 UTC i s’acaba les 11:00 UTC del mateix dissabte. Bandes d’HF de 10 a 40 metres. Good DIGITAL morning no és un concurs, no cal intercanviar números de concurs ni configurar el programa.

El calendari d’aquesta activitat especifica els diversos modes digitals que s’hauran de treballar cada dissabte, JT65, OLIVIA, MFSK, T10, HELL, JT9, ROS entre molts d’altres. Recomanem fer QSOs breus amb l’intercanvi d’informació mínim següent: RSQ, nom i locator.

Cada dissabte al matí no hi ha res millor que participar en el Good DIGITAL morning.