Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ


The March, 1963 issue of QST announces the addition of Bouvet  Island to the DXCC list. QST says: "Bouvet Island: This is an addition to the Countries List. Bouvet Island is located in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 1600 miles south of the Cape of Good Hope at Latitude 54 degrees South and Longitude 5 degrees East. Bouvet is a territory of Norway. "

QST also says "<snip> contacts must be for contacts made November 15, 1945 or later" .


The IOTA reference for Bouvet I is IOTA AN-002.


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

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

Callsigns not listed below will be not be mapped to Bouvet I, but will be mapped as INVALID, unless there is an exception for a different entity.

Please advise any missing Bouvet 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)
LH4C 
1962 - November
3Y1VC, 3Y3CC 
1977 - February 24, two hours only. About 50 QSOs
3Y5DQ 
1978 - December to 1979 - January 
3Y1VC 
1979 - January to March. 2000+ QSOs
3Y5X 
1989 - December to 1990 - January. About 50,000 QSOs
3Y2GV 
1990 - February 22, three hours only
3Y0C 
2000 - December to 2001 - March
3Y/ZS6GCM 
2007 - December
3Y0E 
2007 - December to 2008 - February. About 1,500 QSOs
3Y0Z 2018 - early 
   
Operations that didn't happen  
3Y0FP 1988 - March - Approval granted to SM7DSE/7S8AAA to be QRV 05-10 March. Operation cancelled due to bad WX that prevented a helicopter landing.
3Y0G 2017 - Lack of operators.
   
Operations that (probably) didn't count  
3Y/R0L 
1993 - May
KC4/N4GCK 
1994 - exact dates unknown


Acknowledgements

ARRL/QST 

LNDX 

hamgallery.com 

AD1C

K1XN

WAP-WACA Directory 2013