Crozet Islands has been on the DXCC list since 1945. QSOs count for Crozet from 1945-11-15. 

The DXCC enitity of Crozet consists of the islands of Apostres, Cochon, Crozet, Est, Pingouins and Possession.

All operations from the Crozet Islands DXCC entity have been from the Alfred Faure Station on Possession Island. This base is the only base in the Crozet group, and is managed by TAAF. 

The coordinates of Alfred Faure Station are 46°25’S – 51°51’E. Club Log uses these coordinates in the entity definition.

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The IOTA reference for Crozet is AF-008.

The prefix for Crozet was FB8W until FT#W callsigns began to be issued in 1984, following a major re-organisation of the French callsign system.

Until 1973, personal callsigns were not issued to Crozet operators. All operators used the callsign FB8WW.

From 1973 until 1983, personal callsigns were issued in the range FB8W[A-Z] and from 1984 in the range FT#W[A-Z].. There have been no callsigns issued with a three-letter suffix.

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

The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to Crozet, 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 Crozet, but will be mapped as INVALID.

The date range below is based on verifiable data. It is quite possible that some of the operations started earlier and/or finished later than the dates stated.

Please advise any missing Crozet callsigns, to Alan, 5B4AHJ, email address on QRZ.COM, or via the Help Desk. 

CallDate/Note (follow callsign links to see exact dates, QSLs and additional notes)
1961 to 1972  Callsign used by all operators from Crozet I in that period
FB8WA1973 - 10th mission QSL required
FB8WB 1974 - February to November - 11th mission 
1974 - October to 1975 - June - 12th mission
1975 - January to July- 12th mission
1977 - April to December - 14th mission 
FB8WF1978 - 15th mission. QSL required 
1981 - September to 1982 - December - 19th mission
FB8WH, FB8WI 1982 - December to 1983 - November - 20th mission
1983 - November to 1984 - December - 21st mission

1983 - November to 1984 - November - 21st mission

FT8WA, FT0WA1986 - November to 1987 - November - 24th mission
FT4WB 1990 - January to August or possibly later - 27th mission 
1990 - November to 1991 November - 28th mission 
1992 - December to 1993 - November - 30th mission 
1995 - December to 1997 - January - 33rd mission
1996 - January to 1997 January - 33rd mission
1998 - January to March - 35th mission
1999 - January to December - 36th mission
2000 - February - 37th mission 
FT5WJ, FT1WK2005 - February to March - 42nd mission
2006 - November
2008 - December to - 2009 November
FT8WW2022 - December to 2023 - March
  Ones that didn't count
1979 - Pirate
FT5WL/MM2006 - Maritime Mobile
FT5WM/MM 2007 - Maritine Mobile 
FT5WN/MM 2008 - Maritime Mobile
FT5WP/MM2009 - Maritime Mobile
FT5W/TU5KG/MM2010 - Maritime Mobile 
FT5WQ/MM 2010 - 2014 - Maritime Mobile 


F2JD  calls-taaf.xls

F6AJA LNDX FB8WW Archipel des îles Crozet

Institut Polaire Français Subantarctic Islands - Crozet

K8CX Hamgallery Crozet Island, Africa FT8W, FB8W

RSGB & Geoff Watts DX News Sheet, various issues

WAP-WACA Antarctic, Sub-Antarctic and Peri-Antarctic Directory 2015

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