Crozet Island has been on the DXCC list since 1945. QSOs count for Crozet from 1945-11-15.
The DXCC enitity of Crozet consists of the islands of Apostres, Cochon, Crozet, Est, Pingouins and Possession.
All operations from the Crozet Island DXCC entity have been from the Alfred Faure Station on Possession Island. This base is the only base in the Crozet group, and is managed by TAAF.
The coordinates of Alfred Faure Station are 46°25’S – 51°51’E. Club Log uses these coordinates in the entity definition.
The IOTA reference for Crozet is AF-008.
The prefix for Crozet was FB8W until FT#W callsigns began to be issued in 1984, following a major re-organisation of the French callsign system.
Until 1973, personal callsigns were not issued to Crozet operators. All operators used the callsign FB8WW.
From 1973 until 1983, personal callsigns were issued in the range FB8W[A-Z] and from 1984 in the range FT#W[A-Z].. There have been no callsigns issued with a three-letter suffix.
Crozet is a whitelisted DXCC entity. The following table lists stations known to have been QRV from Crozet, and which are thought to be good for DXCC credit.
The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to Crozet, and only for QSO dates within the exception date range. These callsigns have been taken from QSL cards and other sources.
Callsigns not listed below, or QSOs outside the exception date range, will be not be mapped to Crozet, but will be mapped as INVALID.
The date range below is based on verifiable data. It is quite possible that some of the operations started earlier and/or finished later than the dates stated.
|Call||Date/Note (follow callsign links to see exact dates, QSLs and additional notes)|
||1961 to 1972 Callsign used by all operators from Crozet I in that period|
|FB8WA||1973 - 10th mission QSL required|
|FB8WB||1974 - February to November - 11th mission|
||1974 - October to 1975 - June - 12th mission
||1975 - January to July- 12th mission|
||1977 - April to December - 14th mission|
|FB8WF||1978 - 15th mission. QSL required
||1981 - September to 1982 - December - 19th mission|
|FB8WH, FB8WI||1982 - December to 1983 - November - 20th mission|
||1983 - November to 1984 - December - 21st mission
1983 - November to 1984 - November - 21st mission
|FT8WA, FT0WA||1986 - November to 1987 - November - 24th mission|
|FT4WB||1990 - January to August or possibly later - 27th mission
||1990 - November to 1991 November - 28th mission
||1992 - December to 1993 - November - 30th mission
||1995 - December to 1997 - January - 33rd mission|
||1996 - January to 1997 January - 33rd mission|
||1998 - January to March - 35th mission|
||1999 - January to December - 36th mission|
||2000 - February - 37th mission|
|FT5WJ, FT1WK||2005 - February to March - 42nd mission|
||2006 - November|
||2008 - December to - 2009 November|
|Ones that didn't count|
|FT5WL/MM||2006 - Maritime Mobile|
|FT5WM/MM||2007 - Maritine Mobile|
|FT5WN/MM||2008 - Maritime Mobile|
2009 - Maritime Mobile
|FT5W/TU5KG/MM||2010 - Maritime Mobile|
|FT5WQ/MM||2010 - 2014 - Maritime Mobile|
F6AJA LNDX FB8WW Archipel des îles Crozet
Institut Polaire Français Subantarctic Islands - Crozet
K8CX Hamgallery Crozet Island, Africa FT8W, FB8W
RSGB & Geoff Watts DX News Sheet, various issues