By WB0RUR, on the scene
YPSILANTI, Mich. — In what’s being hailed as a shrewd yet questionable move prior to Spring DX contest season, a Ypsilanti ham has declared his home QTH as a new DXCC entity. Gunter Geisel of Upper Flogdon County says he will operate from “Gunterlandia” using call sign of GNN0LA.
Gunterlandia includes Mr. Geisel’s front and back yard (but not his side yard, which is currently used to store his brother-in-law’s Winnebago). He says he’s confident no other DX-pedition has activated the region before.
“Yes, I’m sure of it. Without question. There have been no previous DX-peditions to my property,” says the 56-year-old fishing guide. “It makes me the most wanted DXCC entity in the world.”
President of the Tall Pines Amateur Radio Club, Johnson Rhys-Smith, is doubtful that the new designation will be approved by official radio organizations. “Can you just do that? I don’t think so. Why hasn’t anyone done that before? I don’t think you can do that. Has anyone called the League?”
Mr. Geisel says he got the idea after reading all the Internet comments about DXCC entities like North Korea. “Why can’t we Americans have the most desired DXCC entity?” he questions, adding, “It’s time to stop sending DX entities overseas!”
He will activate GNN0LA on multiple bands and modes during the upcoming DX contests.