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Current Entities This is a list of all 340 Current DXCC entities on the ARRL DXCC Entities List. The ARRL DXCC List publication is available from the ARRL Publication Department for $5.95 plus shipping. To order this publication please visit the ARRL Store. On January 23, 2018, the amount of 339 Enrtities was changed in 340. At the same time ,Z60A from Kosovo (Martti, OH2BH and group) was pretty active. They started on January 17, 2018. Those QSO’s of Z60A, and all until January 20, 23.59 Utc, did not count for the new country as can be read below. The message, that Kosovo (Z6), was added to the current list was published by the ARRL on January 23, 2018. This was the message: Amendment to ARRL DXCC Rules Will Expand DXCC List 01/23/2018 The ARRL Board of Directors approved a motion to amend the DXCC Rules, when it met January 19-20. Section II, Subsection 1 of the DXCC Rules now will include a new Subsection (d): The entity has a separate IARU member society and is included on the US State Department Independent States in the World. “The discussion during the Board meeting and the rule change did not address any specific entity,” ARRL Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, said. “The amendment could allow some additions to the current DXCC List of entities. It’s a good thing not only for DXCC but for all active hams.” In fact, the Republic of Kosovo (Z6) has been added to the DXCC List of current entities, increasing the total number of current DXCC entities to 340. The addition of Kosovo raises to 331 the required number of current entities confirmed to qualify for DXCC Honor Roll; Top of Honor Roll is 340. DXCC award accounts are being tabulated to reflect the change. This change qualifies as an “event,” effective on January 21, 2018, at 0000 UTC. Nothing is retroactive. A new Logbook of The World (LoTW) TQSL configuration file (v.11.4) will be released on January 23. TQSL will detect when this file has been released and will install the update automatically. Radio Amateurs outside of Kosovo should continue to upload their logs to LoTW in the usual manner. LoTW users within Kososvo (either with a Z6 call sign or reciprocal call sign Z6/<home call sign>) will use TQSLto request a new call sign certificate for their call sign. The request will use Republic of Kososvo as the DXCC entity, and the QSO Begin date will be January 21 or later. LoTW will reject call sign certificate requests for the Republic of Kosovo with a QSO Begin date prior to January 21. Z6 users requesting call sign certificates may e-maila copy of their Amateur Radio license. Kosovo’s IARU member society SHRAK and its president Vjollca Caka, Z61VB, are hosting a 10th-anniversary activation to celebrate Kosovo’s independence in February, 2008. SHRAK Headquarters station Z60A now is active on several bands with multiple guest operators. Club Log will be used for this activation, while QSLs are via OH2BH. Deleted Entities This is a list of all 62 Deleted DXCC entities on the ARRL DXCC Entities List. The ARRL DXCC List publication is available from the ARRL Publication Department for $5.95 plus shipping. To order this publication please visit the ARRL Store. Note: While no longer current, the entities on this list can still be used towards the DXCC awards noted in Section I rule 1 (a-q). Deleted entities do not count towards the Honor Roll, 5 Band DXCC and the DXCC Challenge. DXCC Entities List (Text Version) This text file of all Current and Deleted entities is designed to be imported into various databases and spreadsheets. It is available for one's personal use. Please remember that DXCC is Copyrighted. ARRL permission is required for use of this list for other than one's personal use. The ARRL DXCC List publication is available from the ARRL Publication Department for $5.95 plus shipping. To order this publication please visit the ARRL Store. Entities January 2022: Active 340, Deleted: 62 Remarks on the Current and Deleted list. If you count both lists together you get the amount of 340+62 = 402 Entities. This is much more than the first DXCC-Countries list which did have only 257 Entities. So it is obvious that much did happen from 1945 until now. These changes are covered in the Postwar DXCC history, which you can find also on the DXCC.INFO site. If you look a blit closer to the Current Entities list, you will find some aditional information about the Entities. You can see if the Entity has a QSL bureau (indicated with (*), or if US amateurs may legally handle third-party message traffic (indicated with (#). Especially the indication (#) does make the Current list a list made for the US Amateurs, because the list does not show if NON US Amateurs may also legally handle third-party message traffic. The Current Entity list shows 55 remarks (numbered 1 to 55). On January 1, 2022, the list shows 340 Entities. Compared to the 1945 DXCC List, there are 340-(55+257) = 28 Entities added to the list which are uncommented. Also these changes are covered in the Postwar DXCC history. A closer look on the Current list shows that the list is build up very strange. Of course the list is sorted on prefix. But it is done not always the same. If you look to The United States and Alaska, you can see what I mean K,W,N,AA-AK = United States of America. KL,AL,NL,WL = Alaska. Listing the K means ALL stations starting with K do belong to the United States of America. If this would not thrue, the K range should be split into parts. The same goes for stations starting with W, and N. Stations within the range AA to AK do also belong to the United States of America. However not ALL stations within the range K belong to the Entity U.S.,A. Watch Alaska which has KL as prefix. And why does the range of the United States of America start with K and NOT with W. The range of K calls became available after the W range. So It would be more logical if the USA range would start with W instead of K. Why can I work K and N stations who are NOT located in the United States. And Why can I work KL stations who are NOT located in Alaska. I think that the list should look the same for every entity mentioned. Therefore D6*#(13) should be written as D6(13)#*, in the same way as E7(19)#*. There are much more questions which show that the Prefix-column in the DXCC list is a very strange column. Why are all prefix-ranges of the U.S.A. listed and why is this not done for England. The prefix range of 2A-2Z is missing. Contnue with England. Obvious that the prefix M also belong to England. But what about MI, MD, MM etc. Are they missing for GI,GD and GM, or do they exclusive belong to England. And what prefixes of Asiatic Russia are included in the range UA-UI8-0? And if Entities are listed with a prefix which is included in another prefix-range, do they exclude this range from the other prefix-range? Why is there one Entity in the list which has NO prefix (Spratlery Is.). Why is the Entity name of ZL9 listed as Islands and NOT as Is.? And why is there one Entity listed (remarks 1), which has NO startdate like all other entities having remarks (2 until 55) ? It is obvious to me. The list is made up for professional and experienced DXers, and NOT for the Rookies, or other surfers who by accident found our most important list of all lists. The Current DXCC List. DX is.. and DXers are.. !!
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