The DXCC entity of South Sandwich Islands is listed in the ARRL countries list published in February 1947.
Location map (credit: Cool Antarctica):
South Sandwich Islands map (credit Volcano World)
Prefix: VP8/S, LU/Z.
Ranking in "Most Wanted" league.
The IOTA reference for South Sandwich Islands is AN-009
South Sandwich Islands is a whitelisted DXCC entity. The following table lists stations known to have been QRV from South Sandwich Islands and which are thought to be good for DXCC credit.
The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to South Sandwich Islands. 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 South Sandwich Islands but will be mapped as INVALID.
Please advise any missing valid South Sandwich Islands callsigns to Alan, 5B4AHJ, or via the Help Desk.
|Call||Island||Date/Note (follow callsign links to see exact dates, QSLs and additional notes)|
|LU2ZY, LU3ZY, LU4ZY||Thule||1955 - December until 1956 - January|
|VP8HF/VP8||Candlemas||1964 - March|
|LU3ZY||Thule||1978 - January until 1981 - December|
|VP8SSI||Thule||1992 - March/April|
|VP8THU||Thule||2002 - January|
|VP8DXU, VP8STI||Thule||2016 - January|
|The ones that didn't count|
|4K1ZI||N/A||1991 - February until April|
|LU1ZY||1955/56||Base callsign assigned but never used|
Acknowledgements and references
Hamgallery South Sandwich Island
GACW LA PRIMERA OCUPACION DE LAS ISLAS SANDWICH DEL SUR Y LA HISTORIA ...
Hector Ombroni, LU6UO GACW Coordinator
Wikipedia Communications in the South Sandwich Islands
Wikipedia Lieutenant Esquivel Refuge
Wikipedia South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands