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2019 Helpful Hints
Last Update - 11 Jan 2019
Zone 2 Callsigns
Shetland Is (GM/S) Callsigns
CQ Zones for Antarctic Callsigns
Map of Turkish Callsigns
USA/VE Zone Definitions
CQ Statement on Crimea
Valid Callsigns & Callsign Notes
|DF13BLN||Valid January 1 to June 30 - Germany|
|DF13BUD||Valid January 1 to June 30 - Germany|
|DF13DEJU||Valid January 1 to June 30 - Germany|
|DF13MUC||Valid January 1 to June 30 - Germany|
|DF13PAR||Valid January 1 to June 30 - Germany|
|DF13STO||Valid January 1 to June 30 - Germany|
|DQ1200ASP||Valid January 1 to December 31 - Germany|
|P29KW||Valid for the 2019 DX Marathon|
|TO3Z||Same as FG|
|XF0X||Counts as Mexico - NOT XF4|
|FS/IZ5KID||Not valid - operating from a boat|
|PJ7/IZ5KID||Not valid - operating from a boat|
Zone 2 Information and Callsigns
Zone 2 Official Definition: Northeastern Zone of North America: VO2 (Labrador), the portion of VE2 Quebec north of the 50th parallel, and Nunavut Territories east of 102 degrees (Includes the islands of King Christian, King William. Prince of Wales, Somerset, Bathurst, Devon, Ellesmere, Baffin and the Melville and Boothia Peninsulas, excluding Akimiski Island, Bear Islands and East Pen Island in Hudson Bay).
Nunavut Territory is Canada is the most difficult to determine as it lies within 3 WAZ Zones. Click here for a detailed Nunavut map.
|VA2BK||June 7-11 2018 only|
|VA2SG/2||CQWW SSB 2017|
|VA2ZM||2017 CQWW SSB|
|VE2EKA||CQWW CW 2018|
|VE2FDJ/P||August - NA-084|
|VE2GSO||Z2 Until July 2015, Zone 5 after that date|
|VE2TKH||Z2 Until October 2015, Zone 5 after that date|
|VE7ACN/VE2||April 10-17, 2018|
|VO2 (any)||All VO2 stations are in Zone 2|
|VY0ERC||Active in 2018|
Known Shetland Islands Callsigns
The following stations are known to have operated from the Shetland Islands (GM/S) at some time over the last few years. Not all are currently active.
Known CQ Zones for Antarctic Callsigns
|DH5CW||AN016; Neumayer station, Dec 2017-Feb2019|
|DP0GVN||38||Neumayer Station III|
|FT3YL||30||Dumont D'Urville, F6KPQ, Start Feb 2017 AN017|
|IA0/IZ1KHY||30||Mario Zucchelli station|
|LU1ZAB||13||Argentine Matienzo Base (LU4DXU)|
|LU4ZA||Marambio Base; LU4DXU|
|RI1ANA||39||Molodyozhnaya Base, till March 2017|
|RI1ANC||29||End 15 Feb 2017|
|RI1ANL||38||Novolazarevskaya AN-016 Mar2018 to March2019|
|RI1ANL||39||March 18, 2018 ONLY - Molodezhnaya Station|
|RI1ANN||?||Progress station till 2/22|
Map of Turkish Callsign Prefixes
USA/VE Zone Listing
Zone 1. Northwestern Zone of North America: KL (Alaska), VY1/VE8 Yukon, the Northwest and Nunavut Territories west of 102 degrees (Includes the islands of Victoria, Banks, Melville, and Prince Patrick).
Zone 2. Northeastern Zone of North America: VO2 Labrador, the portion of VE2 Quebec north of the 50th parallel, the VE8 Northwest and Nunavut Territories east of 102 degrees (Includes the islands of King Christian, King William, Prince of Wales, Somerset, Bathurst, Devon, Ellesmere, Baffin and the Melville and Boothia Peninsulas, excluding Akimiski Island).
Zone 3. Western Zone of North America: VE7, W6, and the W7 states of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Zone 4. Central Zone of North America: VE3, VE4, VE5, VE6, VE8 Akimiski Island, and W7 states of Montana and Wyoming. W0, W9, W8 (except West Virginia), W5, and the W4 states of Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Zone 5. Eastern Zone of North America: 4U1UN, CY9, CY0, FP, VE1, VE9, VY2, VO1 and the portion of VE2 Quebec south of the 50th parallel. VP9, W1, W2, W3 and the W4 states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and the W8 state of West Virginia.
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