ITU Declares Texas A DXCC Entity

SWITZERLAND - The ITU has officially declared Texas a new DXCC entity.  Texas's amateur radio prefix will be TX, which is currently allocated to France.  French authorities have agreed to allow France to be annexed with Texas rather than giving up the prefix and angering French amateurs.

The United States FCC will no longer issue amateur radio licenses to Texans; all licenses will be issued out of the Republic of Texas government office in Houston.  Texan amateur radio licenses will automatically include a concealed weapons permit and VIP parking permits for Chilis restaurants.

Texas, as part of the United States secession agreement, will also assume responsibility for the portion of national debt incurred by Texans.  This has been calculated at nearly $5 trillion, or roughly 39% of the current US national debt.

The new Texan TX prefix will become active April 2 at 00:00 UTC and is eligible for DXCC credit.
Anthony Good, K3NG, is a regular contributor to and writes from Pennsylvania, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

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