The DXCC entity of Prince Edward and Marion  Islands, which are known geographically as Prince Edward Islands, was added to the ARRL countries list in 1948.

The October 1948 issue of QST, page 63, carries the item:


    From time to time additions are made to the ARRL Countries List, the official standard used in connection with the annual DX Competition and the DX Century Club. Latest addition is Marion Island (ZS2), which will be grouped with Prince Edward Island as a separate country."

Location map (credit: ResearchGate):

Islands map (By drawn by varp, Public Domain,

Prefix:  ZS2 until 1986 , ZS8 from December 1986.

Ranking in "Most Wanted" league.

The IOTA reference for Prince Edward and Marion Islands  is AF-021


Prince Edward and Marion  Islands is a whitelisted DXCC entity. The following table lists stations known to have been QRV from Prince Edward and Marion Islands and which are thought to be good for DXCC credit.
The callsigns below are the only ones that Club Log will map to Prince Edward and Marion . 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 Prince Edward and Marion Islands but will be mapped as INVALID.
Please advise any missing valid Prince Edward and Marion Islands callsigns to Alan, 5B4AHJor via the Help Desk.

CallDate/Note (follow callsign links to see exact dates, QSLs and additional notes)
ZS6ZU/21953  - January
1978 - August
ZS8MI1987 - August until 2004 - May
1995 - April until 1996 - April
ZS8IR1996 - April until  1997 - May
ZS8D1999 - April until 2000 - May
ZS8T2008 - March until 2009 - April
ZS8M2010 - April intil 2011 - May
ZS8C2013 - May until 2014 - March
2013 - May until 2014 - May
ZS8A2014 - February until May
2017 - January until November
The ones that didn't count
1986 - August/September - Unauthorised operation
ZS88AOO1988 - October until 1989 - April. Counts as Republic of South Africa.
ZS80NRM1998 - June/July. Counts as Republic of South Africa.
ZS85SARL2010 - May until 2011 - February. Counts as Republic of South Africa.
ZS80VT2011 - 2013 October - Counts as Republic of South Africa.

Acknowledgements and references

ARRL QST October 1948

Chris R, Burger, ZS6EZ Marion Island ZS8

Hamgallery Prince Edward & Marion Island , Africa

Les Nouvelles DX ZS2MI - Marion et Prince Edouard

WAP-WACA Directory

Wikipedia Prince Edward Islands