Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ


The entity of Tromelin Island was added to the DXCC list in 1956, for QSOs on and after 1945-11-15. The March, 1956 issue of QST reports: "DXCC credit will be given starting May 1, 1956 for creditable confirmations dated on or after November, 15 1945".


The IOTA reference for Tromelin Island is AF-031


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History

Tromelin was a dependency of the British colony of Mauritius until the mid-1950s.

An airstrip and weather station were constructed on Tromelin in 1954 by France, following an agreement to do so with Britain.

Mauritius still claims sovereignty of the island, and signed a co-management treaty with France in 2010.


From 1960 until 2007 Les îles Eparses, which includes Tromelin, were administered by the prefecture of Réunion, under the authority of the Minister responsible for overseas territories. During that period Reunion callsigns were used, appended with /T. Since 2007-02-21, Les îles Eparses have been administered by TAAF, and the callsigns are now of the form FT#T.


Whitelisting

Tromelin Island  is a whitelisted DXCC entity. The following table lists stations known to have been QRV from Tromelin Island Island, and which are thought to be good for DXCC credit.

The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to Tromelin Island, and only for QSO dates within the exception date range. These callsigns have been taken from QSL cards and other sources.

Callsigns that are not listed below, or QSOs outside the exception date range, will be not be mapped to Tromelin Island, but will be mapped as INVALID.

Please advise any missing Tromelin Island callsigns, to Alan, 5B4AHJ, email address on QRZ.COM, or via the Help Desk. 


Call

 Date/Note (follow callsign links to see exact dates, QSLs and additional notes)
FB8BK/T
1954 - October until 1958 - September, or later.

FR7ZC/T

1963 - April
FR7ZD/T
Unknown, some time in the period 1963-84
FR7ZL/T
1967 - February

FR7ZL/T

1968 - April, June, July, November

FR7ZL/T

1969 - February, March, May, June, October
FR7ZO/T
1969 - November to 1970 - October or later. There may have been breaks in this period.
FR7AI/T
1970 - October, November
FR7ZU/T
1971 - April to May
FR7AE/T  1971 - May, September 

FR7AI/T

1972 - June

FR7ZL/T

1974 - January, February, May to July

FR7AI/T

1974 - December to 1975 - January 
FR7ZL/T  1975 - March TBC 

FR7ZL/T

1977 - February, March, November, December

FR7AI/T

1978 - October to December

FR7ZL/T

1979 - January to March, October to December 
FR7AI/T  1980 - February to April
FR0FLO/TFR7BP/T  1980 - September 
FR7CG/T
1982- August 
FR7AI/T  1984 - January  to February
FR5ES/T
1987 - September 

FR5ZU/T

1987 - September 

FR5ES/T

1988 - May

FR5ZU/T

1988 August 
FR5ZU/T
1990 - January to May 
FR5AI/T
1991 - April to May
FR5ZU/T  1992 - March to December

FR5AI/T

1992 - April 
FR5ZQ (FR5ZQ/T)
1993 - April to May

FR5ZU/T

1994 - April to 1996 - October. Possible breaks in this period.

FR5ZQ/T

1996 - June, September to October

FR5ZQ/T

1997 - October to November 
FR5ZQ/T  1998 - January, April to May, November to December

FR5ZU/T

1998 - November to 1999 - May

FR5ZQ/T 

1999 - February to March

FR/F6KDF/T

1999 - August TBC QSL requested W9OL

FR5ZU/T

2000 - April to May
FR/F6KDF/T
2000 - August, October 

FR5ZU/T

2000 - October TBC

FR5ZU/T

2001 - September to October

FR5ZU/T

2002 - April to July
FT4TA
2014 - October to November 
   
Ones that didn't count  
FR5HG/T
1995 - August - Pirate operation


Related articles

French callsign changes - January, 1985

TAAF - French Southern & Antarctic Territories

TAAF - Les îles Eparses


Acknowledgements

CQ Magazine, May, 1954 p92.

CQ Magazine, October, 1954 p58

K8CX's HamgalleryTromelin Island, Africa FR/T

LNDX FR/T Ile Tromelin

QST, March 1956, DXCC Notes

QST, September, 2014, How's DX

TAAF - 5 - District des îles Eparses

NCDXC's The DXer, September, 1958

Wikipedia Tromelin Island