G DXCC firsts worked on 6M list
Updated: 23rd October 2018

Chris, G3WOS (Originally created by Ken, G4IGO and updated by Kev, G0CHE)

This is a list made up of claims to be the first to work a particular country on 6M and therefore, by nature, will not be 100% accurate. As can be seen from G4IGO's comments at the bottom of the page, there was always a lot of arguments and passion involved in these claims and counter-claims in those bygone days. Life is a little simpler these days! There are quite a few gaps for countries worked since 2001 so it would be good to fill in the gaps. Of course, many of the more exotic DXCCs were worked on EME but with the advent of JT65 for terrestrial contacts a few new terrestrial could still be worked.

Please send any omissions, corrections or new claims to G3WOS.

I do not have claims for certain countries marked in green, so I have used my QSOs as place holders.

If anyone would like to manage GM, GW, GI tables please let me know and I'll forward starting tables.

Chris G3WOS

      DXCC Country DX call Call Date Time Comment
                 
1 1A0    S.M.O.M. 1A0KM G4AHN 21/07/1990 16:31  
2 1B   Northern Cyprus         Not accepted for DXCC    
3 3A   Monaco  3A2HB G3WOS 01/07/2000 11:09 New Country for 2000
4 3B6    Agalega & St. Brandon  3B6RF G4FUF 12/05/2001 16:58 New country for 2001   
5 3B8   Mauritius 3B8DB G3WOS 15/05/2012 15:10 New country 2012
6 3B9   Rodrigues Island 3B9FR G3WOS 14/05/2015 15:00 New country 2015
7 3C    Equatorial Guinea  3C5I G3NVO 14/06/1998 ? New Country for 1998   
8 3D2 EME Fiji 3D2LR G5WQ 29/09/2010 21:28 New Country for 2010  
9 3DA    Swaziland 3DA0BK G4AHN 10/03/1991 11:06  
10 3V   Tunisia  TS7N(3V) G4FUF 16/11/2000 16:46 New Country for 2000 (TS7N)
11 3X    Guinea 3X1SG G3CEG 08/10/1990 14:23  
12 4J    Malyj Vysotkij Islands 4J1FS G8VR 24/05/1991 17:00 Deleted
13 4K    Azerbaijan 4K6D G3WOS 02/06/1995 11:18  
14 4L    Georgia  4L6PA G4JCC 21/06/1996 09:32 New Country for 1996   
15 4O   Montenegro YU6DZ G4DEZ 09/06/2006 10:07 New country 2006
16 4S   Sri Lanka   G3FPQ 10/11/2002 08:50 New Country 2002
17 4U1   ITU Geneva 4U1ITU G3RFS 12/05/1990 ?  
18 4X    Israel 4X1IF G3BJD 15/02/1991 09:14  
19 5A    Libya  5A28 G3WOS 07/09/1997 09:10 New Country for 1997   
20 5B   Cyprus 5B4/ZC4VHF G4IGO 07/06/1987 13:48  
21 5H    Tanzania 5H1HK G4IGO 16/05/1989 17:45  
22 5N   Nigeria 5N3CPR G3NVO 19/11/1999 08:33  
23 5R    Madagascar  5R8GJ G3NVO 25/10/1999 18:41 New Country for 1999   
24 5T    Mauritania 5T5JC G4IGO 11/10/1993 17:20  
25 5U    Niger  5U2K G3NVO 28/02/2001 14:23 New Country for 2001   
26 5V    Togo 5V7JG G3WOS 28/09/1991 13:50  
27 5W EME Samoa 5W0GJ G8BCG 22/08/2011 12:32 New country for 2011
28 5X    Uganda  5X1GS G4FUF 20/10/2000 14:03 New Country for 2001   
29 6O (T5)   Somalia 6O3A G4IGO 02/06/2012 16:16 New Country for 2012
30 6W    Senegal 6W/F6CBC G1KDF 11/11/1989 09:02  
31 6Y    Jamaica 6Y5/WS4F G4FUF 18/11/1991 12:17  
32 7P   Lesotho 7P8SR G3WOS 12/04/1992 12:36  
33 7Q    Malawi 7Q7RM G3RFS 25/07/1990 17:10  
34 7X    Algeria 7X/FC1EAN G4NDG 13/06/1989 17:56  
35 8P    Barbados 8P6JW G3ZYY 02/11/1989 12:23  
36 8Q   Maldive Islands 8Q7QQ G4IGO 26/10/2000 09:10  
37 8R   Guyana 8R1AH G4ASR 11/06/1989 15:00  
38 9A   Croatia 9A(YU2SB) G4IFX 29/06/1991 10:59  
39 9G   Ghana 9G1BJ G3FPQ 05/06/1998 17:47 New Country for 1998   
40 9H    Malta 9H1CG G3CCH 28/05/1987 12:07  
41 9J    Zambia 9J2CR G8FUO 07/06/1988 08:28  
42 9K    Kuwait 9K2ZR G4AHN 20/06/1992 17:30  
43 9L    Sierra Leone 9L1SL G4AHN 04/02/1990 16:37  
44 9M2   East Malaysia  9M2TO G4IFX 26/10/2001 09:52 New country for 2001   
45 9M6    West Malaysia  9M6US G3FPQ 29/10/2001 09:32 New country for 2001   
46 9Q    Zaire 9Q5EE G3JVL 26/10/1989 19:13  
47 9U   Burundi 9U5D G0RUZ 22/02/2002 11:23  
48 9V    Singapore  9V1UV G0RUZ 09/11/2001 09:25 New country for 2001   
49 9X    Rwanda 9X5NH G4CCZ 19/10/1991 16:00  
50 9Y    Trinidad 9Y4VU G4AHN 14/02/1989 ?????  
51 A2   Botswana A22KZ G2ADR 22/10/1987 15:37  
52 A4   Oman  A45ZN G3HBR 02/06/1998   New Country for 1998   
53 A6   United Arab Emirates  A61AH G0JHC 07/06/1999 17:42 New Country for 1999   
54 A7   Qatar A71MA G3WOS 28/02/2002 10:18 New country 2002
55 A9   Bahrain A92IO G3WOS 14/05/2010 13:45 New country for 2010
56 AP   Pakistan AP2AM G8BCG 16/06/2017 09:47 New country for 2017
57 BV   Taiwan BV2DQ G8BCG 14/08/2013 14:02  
58 BY   China  BG7OH G3LAS 12/11/2011 10:24 New country for 2001   
59 C2 EME Nauru C21GJ G8BCG 29/09/2018 10:30 New country for 2018
60 C3    Andorra C31HK G0JHC 12/05/1993 10:30  
61 C5    Gambia C56/OH2FQ G3XGS 25/11/1989 09:38  
62 C6    Bahamas C6ADV G4AHN 01/01/1990 15:30  
63 C9    Mozambique  C91CF G3VYF 13/04/2001 13:50 New Country for 2013
64 CE    Chile CE8ABF G4IFX 28/04/1991 14:05 New Country for 2001   
65 CE0 EME Juan Fernandez XR0ZR G8BCG 13/11/2013 00:12  
66 CN    Morocco CN2CW G4IGO 28/10/1990 11:29  
67 CO    Cuba CO2KK G3KOX 02/11/1991 12:27  
68 CT    Portugal CT1LN G4UPS 09/05/1986 17:09  
69 CT3    Madeira CT3BX G4DJJ 04/07/1987 ?  
70 CU    Azores CU/W6JKV G3UHH 26/06/1986 ?  
71 CX    Uruguay CX4HS G3OUF 21/04/1989 17:16  
72 CY0    Sable Island  CY0AA G3WOS 01/07/1996 17:50 New Country for 1996 (Also CY0X in 2008)
73 CY9    St. Paul Is CY9SS G3ZSS 16/06/2005 11:50 New Country for 2005 
74 D2   Angola D2EB G3NVO 12/05/2002 20:32  
75 D4    Cape Verde Islands D44BC G4NDG 10/12/1989 09:17  
76 D6    Comoros D68BR G0JHC 23/05/1992 16:07 May 1992 & August 2012 (D64K)
77 DL   Germany DJ2RE G3PFM 10/04/1990 16:41  
78 DU    Philippines DU3/KJ6WO G3OIL 15/10/1989 09:17  
79 E3    Eritrea  E30TA G3WOS 20/10/2000 14:49 New Country for 2000   
80 E4   Palestine E4X G3WOS 28/05/2010 09:47 New Country for 2010  
81 E5(N) EME North Cook island E51WL G8BCG 03/04/2016 13:44 New Country for 2009
82 E5(S) EME South Cook island ex ZK1 E51SIX G8BCG 03/04/2009 02:30  
83 E6 EME Niue E6M G8BCG 09/09/2012 13:42 New Country for 2012
84 EA   Spain EH3ADW G4IGO 12/07/1992 15:48  
85 EH6    Balearic Islands EH6VQ G0OYQ 11/07/1992 08:08  
86 EH8    Canary Islands EH8ACW G4IGO 07/06/1993 19:48  
87 EH9    Ceuta & Melilla EH9IB G4IGO 18/07/1992 14:09  
88 EI    Eire EI2W G3BJD 18/04/1957 ???  
89 EK    Armenia  EK6AD G3SYC 29/05/1998 13:46 New Country for 1998   
90 EL    Liberia EL2FO G8JDX 18/09/1989 15:35  
91 ER    Moldova ER5OK G3SYC 16/06/1994 09:45  
92 ES    Estonia ES0SM G7DGH 10/08/1991 10:01  
93 ET    Ethiopia  9E1S(ET) G0RUZ 27/10/2000 10:45 New Country for 2000   
94 EU   Bylorussia UC2AA G4UPS 13/05/1993 ? New Country for 1992
95 EX    Kyrgyzstan  EX8MLE G4IGO 02/08/2001 17:50 New Country 2001   
96 EY    Tajikstan  EY8MM G3WOS 28/05/2000 11:56 New Country for 2000   
97 F    France F8ZF G6DH 10/12/1947 20:35  
98 FG    Guadaloupe  FG/N0JK G4FUF 27/11/2000 12:01 New Country for 2000  
99 FH    Mayotte  FH/TU5AX G4FUF 06/05/2000 16:34 New Country for 2000   
100 FJ   St Bartholemew FJ/W6JKV G0HVQ 28/06/2012 10:09 New country 2008 (Also TO5E in 2008)
101 FK EME New Caledonia FK6CP G5WQ 05/05/2014   New Country for 2014
102 FM    Martinique FM5WD G3IBI 05/04/1991 12:28  
103 FO EME French Polynesia FO4BM G8BCG 08/07/2012 09:45 New Country for 2012
104 FP    St. Pierre & Miquelon FP/KA3B G4GLT 06/06/1988 21:43  
105 FR    Reunion Island FR5DN G3RFS 12/10/1989 17:39  
106 FR/G    Glorioso Islands  FR/G/DJ3OS G7FKG 14/05/1992 16:02 Not accepted for DXCC   
107 FS   Saint Martin FJ5DX (on FS) G4BWP 16/06/2003 20:27 Pre 2008
108 FW EME Wallis & Fortuna FW5JJ G8BCG 04/03/2014 22:15  
109 FY    French Guiana FY5AU G3COJ 19/01/1989 12:11  
110 G    England - - - -  
111 GD    Isle of Man GD3HQR G4IFX 27/07/1986 15:07  
112 GI    Northern Ireland GI3ZSC G5KW 23/05/1983 ?  
113 GJ    Jersey GJ3YHU G6XM 16/03/1983 ?  
114 GM    Scotland GM3WOJ G4IJE 06/02/1983 ?  
115 GU    Guernsey GU2HML G3NOX 08/06/1983 ?  
116 GW    Wales GW3LDH G4HUP 05/02/1983 01:30  
117 HA    Hungary HA8BE G1IOV 10/06/1995 13:39  
118 HB0    Liechenstein HB0/HB9QQ G2ADR 02/06/1990 03:10  
119 HB9   Switzerland HB9XAJ G4VXE 08/02/1990 00:26  
120 HC    Equador HC2FG G4IJE 30/11/1988 13:48  
121 HC8    Galapagos Islands HC8K G8JDX 27/10/1988 14:04  
122 HH    Haiti HH7PV G3JVL 19/01/1989 12:54  
123 HI    Dominican Republic HI8W G2ADR 19/11/1989 12:53  
124 HK    Columbia HC5K G3WOS 25/12/1988 14:03  
125 HK0    San Andres  HK0GU G0RUZ 22/11/2001 14:45 G8BCG
126 HL EME South Korea HL3DE G8BCG 03/07/2017 08:32 New Country for 2001 (Also 5J0M in 2008)
127 HP    Panama HP3XUH G4XUM 11/11/1989 14:04  
128 HR    Honduras HR2/JA6WFM G4UPS 09/11/1989 13:42  
129 HS   Thailand HS3LSE G4BWP 21/07/2018 10:44 New country for 2018
130 HV    Vatican City HV3SJ G4IFX 16/06/1991 08:29  
131 HZ    Saudi Arabia HZ1AB G3HBR 30/10/1990 12:35  
132 I    Italy I4OMD G1CWP 15/05/1988 16:56  
133 IS0    Sardinia IS0SZU G6HCV 14/05/1990 18:32  
134 J2   Djibouti  J28NH G3NVO 20/10/2000 13:16 New Country for 2000   
135 J3    Grenada J37AE G3UVR 03/01/1990 12:32  
136 J5   Guinea Bisseau J52US G4GLT 13/12/1988 16:03  
137 J6    St Lucia  J6/W6JKV G0JHC 24/06/1997 13:33 New Country for 1997   
138 J7    Dominica  J79AND G3NVO 27/10/1999 17:40 New Country for 1999   
139 J8   St Vincent  J87AB M0BUT 05/06/2000 16:15 New Country for 2000   
140 JA    Japan JH4IUO G4UPS 25/02/1989 09:09  
141 JT   Mongolia JT0YAB G3ZSS 06/06/2010 17:30 New Country for 2010  
142 JW    Svalbard Island  JW7QIA G3WOS 10/07/1996 21:19 New Country for 1996   
143 JX    Jan Mayen Island JX3EX G7LNO 15/06/1993 17:??  
144 JY    Jordan  JY7SIX G3HBR 01/06/1994 08:30 Sponsored by UKSMG   
145 KG4    Guantanamo Bay KG4SM G4PBP 25/12/1988 14:44  
146 KH2   Guam KG6DX G3UKV 15/10/1989 08:13  
147 KH6   Hawaii KH7R G4EAT 27/03/2000 10:57 New Country for 2000   
148 KH8 EME American Samoa KH8/W7GJ G8BCG 15/07/2014 08:03 New country for 2014
149 KH9 EME Wake Island KH9/WA2YUN G8BCG 06/03/2012 16:48 New country for 2012
150 KL7 EME Alaska KL7/KB7Q M0BCG 27/01/2005 04:34  
151 KP2   Virgin Islands KP2A G2ADR 21/12/1988 13:14  
152 KP4    Puerto Rico KP4EIT G4IJE 07/06/1988 11:37  
153 LA    Norway LA7Y G5WB 03/07/1948 ?  
154 LU    Argentina LU7DZ G1PAM 08/09/1988 20:23  
155 LX    Luxembourg LX1JX G3KOX 03/03/1990 15:28  
156 LY   Lithuania LY2WR G3HBR 03/01/1992 17:06  
157 LZ    Bulgaria LZ1BB G3SYC 22/06/1992 13:25  
158 OA    Peru OA8ABT G2ADR 02/11/1989 12:35  
159 OD    Lebanon OD5SK G0JHC 01/02/1992 10:27  
160 OE    Austria OE6AHD G4AHN 04/02/1990 13:23  
161 OH    Finland OH0BT G7AIC 03/06/1990 05:30  
162 OH0    Aaland Islands OH0M/OH2BOZ G3BDQ 10/06/1989 19:15  
163 OJ0   Market Reef OH2NY G5DB 04/06/1948 19:48  
164 OK    Czechoslovakia  OK3CM G1CWP 22/12/1988 16:52  
165 OK    Czech Republic OK2ZW G3KOX 03/01/1993 11:18 Deleted   
166 OM    Slovak Republic OM3ID G4IGO 30/01/1993 10:21  
167 ON    Belgium ON4PS G3KOX 09/02/1990 14:00  
168 OX    Greenland OX/W6JKV G3COJ 24/06/1984 23:08  
169 OY    Faroe Islands OY9JD G4IGO 16/01/1990 17:00  
170 OZ    Denmark OZ4VV G4IJE 05/01/1990 00:18  
171 P2 EME Papua New Guinea   G4IGO      
172 P4   Aruba P43AS G4JCC 30/11/1988 15:20  
173 PA    Holland PA0UN G6DH 10/03/1948 97:50:00  
174 PJ2   Curaçao PJ2BVU G8BCG 16/06/2011 20:10 Deleted   
175 PJ2,4,9    South Netherlands Antilles PJ0M G3SED 07/09/1988 21:50 Deleted   
176 PJ4   Bonaire PJ4E G8BCG 16/06/2011 20:11 New country for 2011
177 PJ5-8    North Netherlands Antilles PJ7/W6JKV G3ZYY 03/11/1991 13:44 New country for 2011
178 PJ6   Saba PJ6D G8BCG 23/06/2011 18:01 New country for 2011
179 PJ7   Sint Maarten PJ76 G3WOS 25/06/2011 20:00 New country for 2011
180 PY    Brazil PY2SB G3XBY 24/08/1989 21:15  
181 PY0F   Fernando de Noronha ZW0F(PY0) G8VR 22/11/1989 11:10  
182 PY0T   Trindade & Martin Vaz Is PW0T G3FPQ 27/02/2002 21:15  
183 PZ    Surinam PZ1AP G4IJE 25/12/1988 11:28  
184 S0    Western Sahara 4U/KC0PA(S0) G6YIN 01/06/1995 09:29  
185 S5    Slovenia S51EU G3IMV 16/06/1991 08:03  
186 S9    Sao Tome  S92DX G3KOX 26/11/1999 11:00 New country for 1999   
187 SM    Sweden SM6PU G3IOI 13:03/1989 23:03  
188 SP    Poland 3Z4PAR G0JHC 06/06/1992 06:13  
189 ST    Sudan  ST2SA G3FPQ 27/10/2000 11:04 New Country for 2000   
190 ST0   Southern Sudan ST0R G3WOS 26/06/2011 1`5:48 New Country for 2011
191 SU    Egypt MD5KW(SU) G6DH 10/11/1947 08:55  
192 SV    Greece SZ2DH G6ATW 27/05/1988 17:12  
193 SV2/A   Mount Athos SV2ASP/A G3WOS 26/06/2004 18:29 New Country 2006
194 SV5    Dodecanese SV5/SVIDH G8OQV 17/06/1993 16:53  
195 SV9    Crete SV9ANJ G3WOS 15/08/1993 10:04  
196 T32 EME East Kiribati T32C G8BCG 20/10/2011 12:40 New country for 2011
197 T7    San Marino T70A G4JCC 06/01/1989 15:53  
198 T8   Belau  T88TU M0BCG 28/10/2000 09:13 New Country for 2000   
199 T9    Bosnia T95VO G4IGO 11/06/1993 08:43  
200 TA    Turkey TA5ZA G3ZYY 29/05/1992 18:46  
201 TF    Iceland TF1T G5KW 20/06/1983 ?  
202 TG    Guatemala  TG9LX G8BCG 30/10/2001 14:35 New country for 2001   
203 TI    Costa Rica TI2HL G3WOS 25/11/1988 14:32  
204 TJ   Cameroon TJ3IC G4IGO 25/07/2011 17:44 New country for 2011
205 TK    Corsica TK/HB9CXZ G0JHC 04/07/1989 ?  
206 TL    Central African Republic TL8MB G4AHN 10/02/1990 10:30  
207 TN   Congo TN3B M0BCG 26/05/2002 20:18  
208 TR    Gabon TR8CA G4IGO 24/02/1989 12:11  
209 TT    Chad  TT8JE G3NVO 26/04/1998 14:03 New country for 1998   
210 TU    Ivory Coast TU2MA G3ZYY 16/02/1989 12:38  
211 TX EME Clipperton TX5K G8BCG 02/03/2013 05:38 New country for 2013
212 TY    Benin  TY68F G3FPQ 17/08/2001 12:14 New country for 2001   
213 TZ    Mali  TZ6VV G3ZYY 13/08/1998 11:41 New Country for 1998   
214 UA   European Russia UX1A G3WOS 05/07/1992 09:39  
215 UK   Uzbekistan  UK9AA G4IFX 29/10/2001 07:29 New country for 2001   
216 UN   Kazahkstan Republic UL7GCC/P(UN) G4CVI 29/01/1992 10:55  
217 UR   Ukraine UX6X G4FUF 27/06/1995 16:51  
218 V2    Antigua V2A/W6JKV G4IJE 13/06/1987 20:03  
219 V3    Belize V31PC G2ADR 01/01/1990 15:28  
220 V4    St Kitts V47SIX G8VR 17/11/1989 14:53  
221 V5   Namibia ZS3AT(V51) G4IGO 05/09/1988 17:13  
222 V6 EME Micronesia (Yap) V6M G8BCG 30/08/2016 03:40 New country for 2016
223 VE    Canada VE1QZ G5BD 06/11/1947 16:20  
224 VK    Australia VK6KXW G4FJK 20/03/1989 08:33  
225 VK0 EME Antartica VK0JJJ G8BCG 04/05/2013 07:20  
226 VK9N EME Norfolk Island VK9N/ZL1RS G8BCG 26/03/2012 08:35 New country for 2012
227 VK9C EME Cocos (Keeling) Islands VK9CGJ G8BCG 15/09/2017 02:30 New country for 2017
228 VK9X EME Christmas Island VK9XGJ G8BCG 03/10/2017 17:44 New country for 2017
229 VP2E    Anguilla VP2EHT G4NDG 21/11/1989 ?  
230 VP2M    Montserrat VP2M G3FPQ 05/11/2000 15:05  
231 VP2V    British Virgin Islands VP2VI G3KOX 19/01/1989 13:25  
232 VP5    Turks & Caicos Islands VP5D G2ADR 30/11/1988 11:30  
233 VP8   Falklands Islands  VP8CMT G0JHC 27/05/2000 16:53 New Country for 2000   
234 VP9    Bermuda VP9IB G3WOS 18/11/1989 14:36  
235 VQ9   Chagos Is.  VQ9IO G3FPQ 18/05/2001 16:03 New country for 2001   
236 VS   Hong Kong VS6UP G4UPS 25/02/1989 08:58  
237 VU    India  VU2ZAP G3NVO 30/11/2000 07:59 New Country for 2001   
238 W    USA W1HDQ G6DH 05/11/1947 13:02  
239 XE    Mexico  XE1KK G0JHC 04/11/2001 17:18 New country for 2001   
240 XT    Burkina Faso  XT2OW G3HBR 12/10/2000 13:42 New Country for 2000   
241 XU    Kampochia  XU7AAP G3WOS 27/10/2000 08:46 New Country for 2000   
242 XV    Vietnam  XV3AA G3FPQ 10/11/2001 09:04 New country for 2001   
243 XW    Laos  XW0X G4FUF 31/10/2001 09:10 New country for 2001   
244 XX9   Macao XX9JN G8GVS 19/10/1991 09:49  
245 YA   Afganistan YA4F G0FYD 16/06/2003 17:55  
246 YB   Indonesia  YB5QZ G3VYF 07/12/2000 10:48 New Country for 2000   
247 YI    Iraq  YI9OM G4IGO 03/02/2002 08:02 New country for 2002   
248 YL    Latvia YL/ES9C G3MCS 16/07/1992 10:44  
249 YN    Nicaragua YN3CC G4IGO 11/11/1989 13:14  
250 YO    Romania YO2IS  G1CWP 05/06/1987 18:37  
251 YS    El Salvadore  YS1RR G0LCS 30/10/2001 13:55 New country for 2001   
252 YU    Yugoslavia YU3EU G4IGO 16/06/1991 09:25  
253 YV    Venezuela YV5/DL3ZM G6HCV 11/11/1989 11:52  
254 YV0    Aves Island  YV0/W6JKV  G4ASR  23/06/1987 17:20 Not accepted for DXCC    
255 Z2    Zimbabwe ZE2JE(Z23) G4LX 01/01/1958 ?  
256 Z3   Macedonia Z32BU G3ZYY 16/05/1994 14:30  
257 Z6   Republic of Kosovo Z61DX G3XVR 28/06/2018 14:28 New country for 2018 (allowed?) 
258 ZA    Albania ZA1A G3WOS 05/10/1991 11:15  
259 ZB    Gibraltar ZB2BL G5KW 06/05/1983 ?  
260 ZC    Cyprus, British Bases ZC4MK G4UPS 29/10/1989 09:35  
261 ZD7    St Helena  ZD7VC G3TJW 28/05/2000 17:45 New Country for 2000   
262 ZD8    Ascension Island ZD8MB G4IGO 12/12/1988 21:04  
263 ZD9    Tristan da Cunha ZD9BV M0BCG 05/04/2000 12:15 New Country for 2000   
264 ZF    Cayman Islands ZF1RC G3COX 11/11/1989 13:06  
265 ZL EME New Zealand ZL3NW M0BCG 04/01/2005 16:17 New Country for 2004
266 ZP    Paraguay ZP6XDW G4AHN 10/03/1991 12:50  
267 ZS    South Africa ZS1B G5BY 06/11/1947 12:30  
268 ZS9    Walvis Bay  ZS1IS(ZS9) G4IGO 14/10/1989 17:52 Deleted  

 

 

Some of G4IGO's original notes that reflect the passion associated with firsts in those early days.

Note: 'Confirmed' means a QSL has been seen.

I started this list as a purely personal project in 1986, when 50 MHz became freely available in the UK. I had no idea that so many "First" contacts would take place. This project was done with the sole intention of recording, as it happened, for historical reasons, events on 50 MHz before memories and interest faded. Initially I composed the list by means of my own firsts , or firsts that I heard occur on the band or by a quick bit of detective work found others. As the list and interest built then so did the response. Until recently I required no proof of contact - it was purely on your reported contacts and the date and time presented. There has unfortunately been some occasions in the past when claims have found to be incorrect and led me to believe that the list was not correct and true. I therefore have introduced another column into the table - the "Confirmed (CFD)" column. If "Yes" then I am totally happy that the claim is absolutely genuine. If not then there may be doubt for the claim, even if it is the "first" The only way to confirm the claim can be to present proof in the form of the QSL, a Photostat of the card, or other proof, such as E mail confirmation from the DX station or accepted for DXCC.. For my part I have always tried to obtain confirmation from the DX end to substantiate the claim. I note that some "Firsts" keepers will not entertain claims without such proof as the QSL - I did not feel that I needed to go so far but now feel that it would be best if all claims can be substantiated. I will be checking back through my records to add those that I do have definite proof. If you can confirm your firsts then  please do so  - it would help me immensely. I will take it that if the claim is agreed by another firsts list that that will suffice. Please do not take any offence if you claim is not marked as "yes" - help me by giving the proof. Any claim found to be incorrect will be removed. These are only the contacts that have been reported to me and DO NOT necessarily represent the ACTUAL first LEGAL contact between the Countries - even if it does have "firsts QSO" marked on the card!!

There have been , particularly in the early days of 6 metres, a few well meaning but misplaced activities from various countries. Where these have been known to occur BEFORE any legal operation from that Country I have NOT included any contacts. I am attempting to give start dates for legal activities below as I come across them - please assist where you can. It was stated by some of the activists that "verbal permission" was granted and that" nit pickers" would start campaigns concerning" written permits". They believed that verbal permission was good enough. I do not believe that this is to be condoned and is misplaced and forms no part of my  project.