Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ


The August, 1979 issue of QST announces the addition of Desecheo Island to the DXCC list. QST says: "Upon the recommendation of the DXAC, the island of Desecheo is hereby accepted for country status."

QST also says "All contacts with Deseceho made after March 1, 1979, will be credited <snip>" .


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

The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to Desecheo I. These callsigns have been taken from QSL cards.

Where the callsign is not unambiguously stated on the QSL card, Club Log will accept alternatives, which are listed in parentheses below.

For example, KP2A/KP5 and KP2A will be accepted for  the June, 1981 operation. 

Callsigns not listed below will be not be mapped to Desecheo I. For example, KP5/K5D (correct call K5D) will be mapped to INVALID.

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


KP4/D Date/Note
KP4AM/D  
1979 - March 
KP5
KP2A/KP5 (KP2A)
1981 - June
HI3RST/KP5WP4ATF/KP5 
1984 - July
K5LZO/KP5NR5M/KP5KA5SBS/KP5 
1985 - March
KB6AFZ/KP5W6JKV/KP5 1985 - June
NP4TB/KP5WD5BJT/NP5 
1987 - April (3 days only)
KP4HL/KP5NJ7D/KP5  1988 - January
KP2A/KP5W6CDR/WP5W8KKF/WP5 
1989 - March
KP2A/KP5
1991 - August
KP5/K0BJKP5/N1DX 
1992 - March
AA4VK/KP5KW2P/KP5N0TG/KP5W0RJU/KP5 , WA4DAN/KP5  1992 - December, 1993 - January
N3KS/KP5K3LP/KP5 
2005 - December (2 days only)
K5D 
2009 - February


Operations that didn't count

KV4KV (KV4KV/D, KV4KV/P), W0XD (W0XD/D) 1978 - October
Pre-dates 1979-03-01
Counts for Puerto Rico
KV4KV (KV4KV/D, KV4KV/P)
1978 - November (1 day only)
Pre-dates 1979-03-01
Counts for Puerto Rico


Acknowledgements

ARRL/QST 

hamgallery.com  

K5D - Desecheo 2009 

LNDX 

RSGB IOTA