Keith, W7DXX, is applying for the call sign Z88Z for South Sudan. The idea is to install a remote base there like we did with YI9DXX, Baghdad.
The ARRL is considering a change to DXCC Rule 9 which may mean that contacts with Z88Z count toward DXCC. We could have some real excitement during contests. We earned First Place in the ARRL DX contest with W7DXX Remote. Imagine what we could do with Z88Z.
Our proposed Z88Z will give our control operators a chance to BE RARE DX without the expensive travel.
There is a lot of work to do for this project to become a reality. We learned some lessons from YI9DXX.
Right now we need volunteers stateside to help with the project. AND YOU COULD BECOME A CONTROL OPERATOR OF Z88Z FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME QTH.
We need equipment and parts donations. If you are in a ham radio business or a manufacturer, you can help and receive much publicity.
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