Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ
The May, 1949 issue of QST announces the addition of Heard Island to the DXCC list. QST says: "We are pleased to announce the addition of one more country to the list: Heard Island, VK1". VK1 was the prefix for Australian Antarctic stations until it was re-assigned to stations in Australian Capital Territory on 1956-06-01. See VK1, VK9, VK0 prefixes.
QSOs count for Heard I from 1945-11-15.
Heard I is a whitelisted DXCC entity. The following table lists stations known to have been QRV from Heard I, and which are thought to be good for DXCC credit.
The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to Heard I, 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 Heard I, but will be mapped as INVALID.
Please advise any missing Heard I 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)|
|VK3ACD ||1947 - December to 1949 - February|
|VK1VR ||1949 - Exact dates not known|
|VK1VU ||1949 - February to August|
|VK1RA ||1949 - July to September|
|VK1FE ||1949 - August to 1950 - ???|
|VK1HV ||1950 - July to November|
|VK1PG, VK1YG ||1950 - May to December|
|VK1DG, VK1KJ, VK1NL||1951 - April to 1952 - April?|
|VK1RF||1952 - dates wanted|
|VK1PN ||1952 - October to November|
|VK1DY, VK1PG ||1954 - January to December|
|VK1NL ||1957 - April to May & possibly before/after. The VK1 prefix is an exception to the rule that VK1 was assigned to ACT stations from 1956-06-01|
|VK0NL ||1963 - February|
|VK1RA ||1963 - exact dates unknown. The VK1 prefix is an exception to the rule that VK1 was assigned to ACT stations from 1956-06-01|
|VK0WR ||1969 - exact dates unknown|
|VK0HM||1969 - November to 1970 - February|
|AX0HM ||1970 - January to February|
|VK0HM ||1972 - July|
|VK0RM ||1980 - March|
|VK0MD, VK0WF||1983 - exact dates unknown|
|VK0CW, VK0HI, AX0HI||1983 - January to February|
|VK0JS, VK0NL, VK0SJ||1983 - February|
|VK0DA, VK7TM/0||1983 - March. 4 hours only, exact date uncertain, but on, or before, 12 March|
|VI0CC ||1985 - September to November|
|VK0DA ||1986 - December to 1987 - January|
|VK0HI ||1987 - September to 1988 - February|
|VK0IR ||1997 - January|
|VK0EK, VK0/K2ARB||2016 - March to April|
|Operations that didn't count|
|VK2ADY/VK0 ||1966 - July|
|VK0HM ||1971 - January to March|
|VI70HI||2017 - December to 2018 - February. Operation from Australian mainland to commemorate the first operation from Heard Island in 1947.|
Australian Government: Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE)
Cordell Expeditions VK0IR Heard Island by KK6EK
hamgallery.com Heard Island
LNDX VK0 Heard Island
OPDX Bulletin #287
RSGB DX News Magazine #20
RSGB & Geoff Watts DX News Sheet, various issues
The DX Sleuth Monthly Archive, October 2012
WAP Antarctic QSL Gallery Heard