Author: Alan, 5B4AHJ
The entity of Tromelin Island was added to the DXCC list in 1956, for QSOs on and after 1945-11-15. The March, 1956 issue of QST reports: "DXCC credit will be given starting May 1, 1956 for creditable confirmations dated on or after November, 15 1945".
The IOTA reference for Tromelin Island is AF-031.
Tromelin was a dependency of the British colony of Mauritius until the mid-1950s.
An airstrip and weather station were constructed on Tromelin in 1954 by France, following an agreement to do so with Britain.
Mauritius still claims sovereignty of the island, and signed a co-management treaty with France in 2010.
From 1960 until 2007 Les îles Eparses, which includes Tromelin, were administered by the prefecture of Réunion, under the authority of the Minister responsible for overseas territories. During that period Reunion callsigns were used, appended with /T. Since 2007-02-21, Les îles Eparses have been administered by TAAF, and the callsigns are now of the form FT#T.
Tromelin Island is a whitelisted DXCC entity. The following table lists stations known to have been QRV from Tromelin Island Island, and which are thought to be good for DXCC credit.
The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to Tromelin Island, and only for QSO dates within the exception date range. These callsigns have been taken from QSL cards and other sources.
Callsigns that are not listed below, or QSOs outside the exception date range, will be not be mapped to Tromelin Island, but will be mapped as INVALID.
|Date/Note (follow callsign links to see exact dates, QSLs and additional notes)|
|FB8BK/T||1954 - October until 1958 - September, or later.|
|1963 - April|
|FR7ZD/T||Unknown, some time in the period 1963-84|
|FR7ZL/T||1967 - February|
|1968 - April, June, July, November|
|1969 - February, March, May, June, October|
|FR7ZO/T||1969 - November to 1970 - October or later. There may have been breaks in this period.|
|FR7AI/T||1970 - October, November|
|FR7ZU/T||1971 - April to May|
|FR7AE/T||1971 - May, September|
|1972 - June|
|1974 - January, February, May to July|
|1974 - December to 1975 - January|
|FR7ZL/T||1975 - March TBC|
|1977 - February, March, November, December|
|1978 - October to December|
|1979 - January to March, October to December|
|FR7AI/T||1980 - February to April|
|FR0FLO/T, FR7BP/T||1980 - September|
|FR7AI/T||1984 - January to February|
|FR5ES/T||1987 - September|
|1987 - September|
|1988 - May|
|1988 - August|
|FR5ZU/T||1990 - May/June|
|FR5AI/T||1991 - April to May|
|FR5ZU/T||1992 - March to December|
|1992 - April|
|FR5ZQ (FR5ZQ/T)||1993 - April to May|
|1994 - April to 1996 - October. Possible breaks in this period.|
|1996 - June, September to October|
|1997 - October to November|
|FR5ZQ/T||1998 - January, April to May, November to December|
|1998 - November to 1999 - May|
|1999 - February to March|
|1999 - August TBC QSL requested W9OL|
|2000 - April to May|
|FR/F6KDF/T||2000 - August, October|
|2000 - October TBC|
|2001 - September to October|
|2002 - April to July|
|FT4TA||2014 - October to November|
|Ones that didn't count|
|FR5HG/T||1995 - August - Pirate operation|
CQ Magazine, May, 1954 p92.
CQ Magazine, October, 1954 p58
K8CX's HamgalleryTromelin Island, Africa FR/T
LNDX FR/T Ile Tromelin
QST, March 1956, DXCC Notes
QST, September, 2014, How's DX
NCDXC's The DXer, September, 1958
Wikipedia Tromelin Island