Asia

AP - Pakistan and S2 - Bangladesh
Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ The March 1948 issue of QST announced the addition of Pakistan to the ARRL Countries List, but, unfortunately, does not state t...
Sat, 1 Nov, 2014 at 10:18 AM
BQ9P, BV9P Pratas Island
Pratas Island, aka Dongsha or Tung Sha Dao,  was added to the DXCC countries list In December 1995. QSOs count for Pratas from 1994-01-01.  The followin...
Sun, 17 Jan, 2016 at 11:58 AM
EK prefix - transition from USSR to Armenia
The EK prefix was used for special event callsigns  throughout the USSR from the early 1980s until the early 1990s. Inspection of the Club Log QSO databa...
Mon, 25 May, 2015 at 8:10 AM
India - Formula 1 Grand Prix, 2011
The first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix was held in India the weekend of 28-30 October, 2011. To mark this event, Indian radio amateurs were authorised to app...
Sun, 9 Feb, 2014 at 10:16 AM
JB, JC prefixes, Japan
Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ The JB prefix, excluding JB8, has never been used, The JB8 prefix was used for a few days in August, 1963, by a DXpedition to T...
Sat, 22 Nov, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Maldive Islands - Islands of Addu Atoll - Zone & Continent
The Maldive Islands are a double chain of twenty-six atolls oriented north-south in the Indian Ocean (tnx Wikipedia). All but one of the twenty-six at...
Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 at 6:07 AM
Okinawa & the Ryukyu Islands - special suffices used in 2011 to celebrate 50 years since their return to Japanese Administration
Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ Following American occupation of Okinawa and and the surrounding Ryukyu Islands from 1945-1952, which, in turn, was followed ...
Thu, 2 Oct, 2014 at 5:24 AM
Palestine & Gaza
Palestine After the end of WW II, stations operating in Palestine were issued ZC6 callsigns by the British administration. These callsigns were mainly...
Wed, 1 Oct, 2014 at 3:33 PM
P5 - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
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, 19...
Thu, 12 Oct, 2017 at 1:51 PM
Singapore and Malaysia
In the post-WWII period, until May, 1963, Singapore was a separate DXCC entity, with the prefix VS1. Singapore merged with the Federation of Mala...
Wed, 1 Oct, 2014 at 3:33 PM