Author: Alan 5B4AHJ


The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka DPRK or North Korea)  was accepted into the United Nations in 1991.

In July, 1995 ARRL announced the addition of DPRK to the DXCC List. QSOs from 1995-05-14 count for this entity.


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

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

Callsigns not listed below, or QSOs outside the exception date range, will be not be mapped to North Korea, but will be mapped as INVALID.

Please advise any missing DPRK 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)
P5/OH2AM 
1995 - May
P51BH 
1999 - April 
P5/4L4FN 
2001 - November to 2002 - November 
P5/3Z9DX
2015 - December 
   
Planned operations that did not happen  
P51DX 1996 or later
P5/HA0HW 1996 or later 
P5/KA2HTV 
2005 - August
Operation by JH1AJT & JH4RHF JH1AJT & JH4RHF installed a station in Pyongyang. However, they were never allowed to turn on the rig.
Operation by YT1AD 2002 or later. http://www.eham.net/articles/3355 

2010 - August/.September


Operations that did not count  
OK1DTG/P5 , P51DTG  1992 - April to June 
P5RS7 
1992 - December 
P51HA, P51VK, P57VK 1996 - July
HM0DX 
2000 - April 
P5/3Z9DX
2017 - April/May and 2017-08-25/26/27 - pirate operation.


Acknowledgements & references

ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD010 (1996) 

DXCC Sleuth P5 - North Korea 

hamgallery.com North Korea, Asia 

LNDX Corée du Nord 

SCDXC BULLetin October, 2010 

Wikipedia Amateur radio call signs of Korea 

Wikipedia North Korea 


and a little DX story: Where's the P5?