Author: Alan 5B4AHJ


Immediately after the end of WWII, British and American members of the Allied Central Mediterranean Forces in the European side of the Mediterranean were issued with temporary callsigns comprising four letters, commencing XA. A few XA stations were qrv from North Africa.

The XA callsigns were soon replaced by 'normal' callsigns. For example, XAFD became MB9AM and XAGA  became SV0AC .


The November 1945 RSGB Bulletin reports that a QSO made by XAZO with XAAA on 1945-10-27 at 1640 GMT was "the first legitimate amateur contact to be made in that theater".

The latest activity that I have come across by an XA call is by XAMC on 1948-01-17 (tnx M0XBF)..

The XAAA-XAAZ series of calls were mostly issued to US personnel.

The December 1945 RSGB Bulletin reports: "News has been received that these C.M.F stations art to operate on 28 and 56 Mc/s only.


The following Summary by DXCC list is taken from the December 1945 RSGB Bulletin, Fall 1947 and Winter 1947-48 editions of the Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine, and from the Dokufunk page XA - Amateur Radio Allied Forces of 1944-48, from G2MI's "The Month on the Air" column in the RSGB Bulletin, and from documents supplied by G4UZN. 





Summary By DXCC
QSLs required for all callsigns
without a blue link, please.


AUSTRIA
XABG (also Italy)
XAEU
XAFD
XAFW

CORSICA
XAAX

DODECANESE
XABU (also Egypt)

EGYPT

XABU (also Dodecanese)

GREECE
XAAP
XABK
XABL
XABR
XABW
XABX
XABY
XACD
XACR
XACV
XACW
XAFK (also Italy)
XAFO
XAFP
XAGA 

ITALY
XAAA
XAAB
XAAC
XAAD
XAAE
XAAF
XAAG
XAAJ
XAAK
XAAL
XAAM
XAAN
XAAO
XAAP
XAAQ
XAAR
XAAT
XAAU
XAAV
XAAW
XAAX
XAAY
XAAZ
XABB
XABC
XABF
XABG (also Austria)
XABO
XABZ
XACA
XACJ
XACK
XACO (also Libya)
XACT
XACY (also Trieste)
XACZ
XADB
XADC
XADJ
XADO
XADR
XADT
XADU
XADW
XADZ
XAEA
XAEB
XAEF
XAEH
XAEJ
XAEK (also Trieste)
XAEL
XAEM
XAEN
XAEO
XAEP
XAET
XAEU
XAEV
XAEX
XAEY
XAFA
XAFE
XAFF
XAFG (also Trieste)
XAFH
XAFK (also Greece)
XAFL
XAFM
XAFS
XAFT
XAFU
XAFX
XAFY
XAGC
XAGD
XAGE
XAGF
XAGG
XAGI
XAGL
XAGM
XAGN
XAGW
XAHV

XAKM (also Trieste)
XAMB
XAMC
XAMT
XAPQ
XARM
XAYM
XAYS
XAZO
XAZO

LIBYA

XACO (also Italy)



SARDINIA
XAAY
XACP 

TRIESTE

XACY (also Italy)

XADD
XAEG
XAEK (also Italy)
XAFG (also Italy)
XAFQ
XAGB
XAKM (also Italy)
XAMC

UNKNOWN
XABJ
XAFJ
XAFN
Later callsign

















MB9AM D2JY






MD5BO




















SV0AC
































































































G6ZO















MF2AA 
Radio Amateur Call Book FALL 1947


RSGB Bulletin December 1945

Radio Amateur Call Book WINTER 1947-48






Related articles:

Authorisation of amateur operation by military personnel of British and United States Armed Forces January 1946


Acknowledgments
DokuFunk

Eric Lund, SM6JSM - SSA Archivist

Gérard Debelle, F2VX

Radio Amateur Call Book Magazine

RSGB Bulletin

Mick M0XBF, Petr OK2WED, and Tony G4UZN who provided much assistance.

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