Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ


The original DXCC entity of Comoro Islands included the Island of Mayotte.

Following referendums on the four constituent islands of Comoros, 

that is Grande Comore, Mohéli, Anjouan and Mayotte, 

in which only Mayotte voted to remain under French administration,

the Commorian parliament passed a unilateral resolution declaring independence from France on 1975-06-05.


From a DXCC perspective, on 1975-07-05, Comoro Islands became a deleted entity, 

and two new entities, Comoros, D6 and Mayotte, were born.

Mayotte retained the old FH prefix.


I have not identified any issue of QST that documents this change in DXCC status.


Acknowledgements

Wikipedia: Comoros

Wikipedia: Mayotte