G DXCC firsts worked on 6M list
Updated: 7th October 2017

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

G Country Firsts  on 6M / 50MHz Updated: 6th October 2017      
    DXCC Country DX call Call Date Time Confirmed Comment
1A0    S.M.O.M. 1A0KM G4AHN 21/07/1990 16:31    
1B   Northen Cyprus           Not accepted for DXCC    
3A   Monaco  3A2HB G3WOS 01/07/2000 11:09   New Country for 2000
3B6    Agalega & St. Brandon  3B6RF G4FUF 12/05/2001 16:58   New country for 2001   
3B8   Mauritus 3B8DB G3WOS 15/05/2012 15:10   New country 2012
3B9   Rodrigues Island 3B9FR G3WOS 14/05/2015 15:00   New country 2015
3C    Equatorial Guinea  3C5I G3NVO 14/06/1998 ? YES New Country for 1998   
3D2 EME Fiji 3D2LR G5WQ 29/09/2010 21:28   New Country for 2010  
3DA    Swaziland 3DA0BK G4AHN 10/03/1991 11:06    
3V   Tunisia  TS7N(3V) G4FUF 16/11/2000 16:46 YES New Country for 2000 (TS7N)
3X    Guinea 3X1SG G3CEG 08/10/1990 14:23    
4J    Malyj Vysotkij Islands 4J1FS G8VR 24/05/1991 17:00   Deleted
4K    Azerbajan 4K6D G3WOS 02/06/1995 11:18    
4L    Georgia  4L6PA G4JCC 21/06/1996 09:32   New Country for 1996   
4O   Montenegro YU6DZ G4DEZ 09/06/2006 10:07   New country 2006
4S   Sri Lanka   G3FPQ 10/11/2002 08:50   New Country 2002
4U1   ITU Geneva 4U1ITU G3RFS 12/05/1990 ?    
4X    Israel 4X1IF G3BJD 15/02/1991 09:14    
5A    Libya  5A28 G3WOS 07/09/1997 09:10   New Country for 1997   
5B   Cyprus 5B4/ZC4VHF G4IGO 07/06/1987 13:48 YES  
5H    Tanzania 5H1HK G4IGO 16/05/1989 17:45 YES  
5N   Nigeria 5N3CPR G3NVO 19/11/1999 08:33    
5R    Madagascar  5R8GJ G3NVO 25/10/1999 18:41   New Country for 1999   
5T    Mauritania 5T5JC G4IGO 11/10/1993 17:20 YES  
5U    Niger  5U2K G3NVO 28/02/2001 14:23   New Country for 2001   
5V    Togo 5V7JG G3WOS 28/09/1991 13:50    
5W EME Samoa 5W0GJ G8BCG 22/08/2011 12:32   New country for 2011
5X    Uganda  5X1GS G4FUF 20/10/2000 14:03 YES New Country for 2001   
6O (T5)   Somalia 6O3A G4IGO 02/06/2012 16:16   New Country for 2012
6W    Senegal 6W/F6CBC G1KDF 11/11/1989 09:02    
6Y    Jamaica 6Y5/WS4F G4FUF 18/11/1991 12:17    
7P   Lesotho 7P8SR G3WOS 12/04/1992 12:36    
7Q    Malawi 7Q7RM G3RFS 25/07/1990 17:10    
7X    Algeria 7X/FC1EAN G4NDG 13/06/1989 17:56    
8P    Barbados 8P6JW G3ZYY 02/11/1989 12:23    
8Q   Maldive Islands 8Q7QQ G4IGO 26/10/2000 09:10 YES  
8R   Guyana 8R1AH G4ASR 11/06/1989 15:00 YES  
9A   Croatia 9A(YU2SB) G4IFX 29/06/1991 10:59    
9G   Ghana 9G1BJ G3FPQ 05/06/1998 17:47 YES New Country for 1998   
9H    Malta 9H1CG G3CCH 28/05/1987 12:07 YES  
9J    Zambia 9J2CR G8FUO 07/06/1988 08:28    
9K    Kuwait 9K2ZR G4AHN 20/06/1992 17:30    
9L    Sierra Leone 9L1SL G4AHN 04/02/1990 16:37    
9M2   East Malaysia  9M2TO G4IFX 26/10/2001 09:52 Yes New country for 2001   
9M6    West Malaysia  9M6US G3FPQ 29/10/2001 09:32   New country for 2001   
9Q    Zaire 9Q5EE G3JVL 26/10/1989 19:13    
9U   Burundi 9U5D G0RUZ 22/02/2002 11:23    
9V    Singapore  9V1UV G0RUZ 09/11/2001 09:25   New country for 2001   
9X    Rwanda 9X5NH G4CCZ 19/10/1991 16:00    
9Y    Trinidad 9Y4VU G4AHN 14/02/1989 ?????    
A2   Botswana A22KZ G2ADR 22/10/1987 15:37    
A4   Oman  A45ZN G3HBR 02/06/1998     New Country for 1998   
A6   United Arab Emirates  A61AH G0JHC 07/06/1999 17:42   New Country for 1999   
A7   Qatar A71MA G3WOS 28/02/2002 10:18   New country 2002
A9   Bahrain A92IO G3WOS 14/05/2010 13:45   New country for 2010
AP   Pakistan AP2AM G8BCG 16/06/2017 09:47   New country for 2017
BV   Taiwan BV2DQ G8BCG 14/08/2013 14:02    
BY   China  BG7OH G3LAS 12/11/2011 10:24 YES New country for 2001   
C3    Andorra C31HK G0JHC 12/05/1993 10:30 YES  
C5    Gambia C56/OH2FQ G3XGS 25/11/1989 09:38    
C6    Bahamas C6ADV G4AHN 01/01/1990 15:30    
C9    Mozambique  C91CF G3VYF 13/04/2001 13:50 YES New Country for 2001   
CE    Chile CE8ABF G4IFX 28/04/1991 14:05    
CE0 EME Juan Fernandez XR0ZR G8BCG 13/11/2013 00:12   New Country for 2013
CN    Morocco CN2CW G4IGO 28/10/1990 11:29 YES  
CO    Cuba CO2KK G3KOX 02/11/1991 12:27    
CT    Portugal CT1LN G4UPS 09/05/1986 17:09    
CT3    Madeira CT3BX G4DJJ 04/07/1987 ?    
CU    Azores CU/W6JKV G3UHH 26/06/1986 ?    
CX    Uruguay CX4HS G3OUF 21/04/1989 17:16    
CY0    Sable Island  CY0AA G3WOS 01/07/1996 17:50   New Country for 1996 (Also CY0X in 2008)
CY9    St. Paul Is CY9SS G3ZSS 16/06/2005 11:50   New Country for 2005 
D2   Angola D2EB G3NVO 12/05/2002 20:32    
D4    Cape Verde Islands D44BC G4NDG 10/12/1989 09:17    
D6    Comoros D68BR G0JHC 23/05/1992 16:07   May 1992 & August 2012 (D64K)
DL   Germany DJ2RE G3PFM 10/04/1990 16:41    
DU    Philippines DU3/KJ6WO G3OIL 15/10/1989 09:17    
E3    Eritrea  E30TA G3WOS 20/10/2000 14:49   New Country for 2000   
E4   Palestine E4X G3WOS 28/05/2010 09:47   New Country for 2010  
E5(N) EME North Cook island E51WL G8BCG 03/04/2016 13:44    
E5(S) EME South Cook island ex ZK1 E51SIX G8BCG 03/04/2009 02:30   New Country for 2009
E6 EME Niue E6M G8BCG 09/09/2012 13:42   New Country for 2012
EA   Spain EH3ADW G4IGO 12/07/1992 15:48    
EH6    Balearic Islands EH6VQ G0OYQ 11/07/1992 08:08    
EH8    Canary Islands EH8ACW G4IGO 07/06/1993 19:48    
EH9    Ceuta & Melilla EH9IB G4IGO 18/07/1992 14:09 YES  
EI    Eire EI2W G3BJD 18/04/1957 ???    
EK    Armenia  EK6AD G3SYC 29/05/1998 13:46   New Country for 1998   
EL    Liberia EL2FO G8JDX 18/09/1989 15:35    
ER    Moldova ER5OK G3SYC 16/06/1994 09:45    
ES    Estonia ES0SM G7DGH 10/08/1991 10:01    
ET    Ethiopia  9E1S(ET) G0RUZ 27/10/2000 10:45 YES New Country for 2000   
EU   Bylorussia UC2AA G4UPS 13/05/1993 ?   New Country for 1992
EX    Kyrgyzstan  EX8MLE G4IGO 02/08/2001 17:50 YES New Country 2001   
EY    Tajikstan  EY8MM G3WOS 28/05/2000 11:56   New Country for 2000   
F    France F8ZF G6DH 10/12/1947 20:35    
FG    Guadaloupe  FG/N0JK G4FUF 27/11/2000 12:01 YES New Country for 2000  
FH    Mayotte  FH/TU5AX G4FUF 06/05/2000 16:34   New Country for 2000   
FJ   St Bartholemew FJ/W6JKV G0HVQ 28/06/2012 10:09 Yes New country 2008 (Also TO5E in 2008)
FK EME New Caledonia FK6CP G5WQ 05/05/2014      
FM    Martinique FM5WD G3IBI 05/04/1991 12:28    
FO EME French Polynesia FO4BM G8BCG 08/07/2012 09:45   New Country for 2012
FP    St. Pierre & Miquelon FP/KA3B G4GLT 06/06/1988 21:43 YES  
FR    Reunion Island FR5DN G3RFS 12/10/1989 17:39    
FR/G    Glorioso Islands  FR/G/DJ3OS G7FKG 14/05/1992 16:02   Not accepted for DXCC   
FS   Saint Martin FJ5DX (on FS) G4BWP 16/06/2003 20:27   Pre 2008
FW EME Wallis & Fortuna FW5JJ G8BCG 04/03/2014 22:15    
FY    French Guiana FY5AU G3COJ 19/01/1989 12:11    
G    England - - - -    
GD    Isle of Man GD3HQR G4IFX 27/07/1986 15:07    
GI    Northern Ireland GI3ZSC G5KW 23/05/1983 ?    
GJ    Jersey GJ3YHU G6XM 16/03/1983 ?    
GM    Scotland GM3WOJ G4IJE 06/02/1983 ?    
GU    Guernsey GU2HML G3NOX 08/06/1983 ?    
GW    Wales GW3LDH G4HUP 05/02/1983 01:30    
HA    Hungary HA8BE G1IOV 10/06/1995 13:39    
HB0    Leichenstein HB0/HB9QQ G2ADR 02/06/1990 03:10    
HB9   Switzerland HB9XAJ G4VXE 08/02/1990 00:26    
HC    Equador HC2FG G4IJE 30/11/1988 13:48    
HC8    Galapagos Islands HC8K G8JDX 27/10/1988 14:04    
HH    Haiti HH7PV G3JVL 19/01/1989 12:54    
HI    Dominican Republic HI8W G2ADR 19/11/1989 12:53    
HK    Columbia HC5K G3WOS 25/12/1988 14:03    
HK0    San Andres  HK0GU G0RUZ 22/11/2001 14:45   New Country for 2001 (Also 5J0M in 2008)
HL EME South Korea HL2IFR G8BCG 14/06/2014 08:32    
HP    Panama HP3XUH G4XUM 11/11/1989 14:04    
HR    Honduras HR2/JA6WFM G4UPS 09/11/1989 13:42    
HV    Vatican City HV3SJ G4IFX 16/06/1991 08:29    
HZ    Saudi Arabia HZ1AB G3HBR 30/10/1990 12:35    
I    Italy I4OMD G1CWP 15/05/1988 16:56 Yes  
IS0    Sardinia IS0SZU G6HCV 14/05/1990 18:32    
J2   Djibouti  J28NH G3NVO 20/10/2000 13:16   New Country for 2000   
J3    Grenada J37AE G3UVR 03/01/1990 12:32 YES  
J5   Guinea Bisseau J52US G4GLT 13/12/1988 16:03    
J6    St Lucia  J6/W6JKV G0JHC 24/06/1997 13:33   New Country for 1997   
J7    Dominica  J79AND G3NVO 27/10/1999 17:40   New Country for 1999   
J8   St Vincent  J87AB M0BUT 05/06/2000 16:15 YES New Country for 2000   
JA    Japan JH4IUO G4UPS 25/02/1989 09:09    
JT   Mongolia JT0YAB G3ZSS 06/06/2010 17:30   New Country for 2010  
JW    Svalbard Island  JW7QIA G3WOS 10/07/1996 21:19   New Country for 1996   
JX    Jan Mayen Island JX3EX G7LNO 15/06/1993 17:??    
JY    Jordan  JY7SIX G3HBR 01/06/1994 08:30   Sponsored by UKSMG   
KG4    Guantanamo Bay KG4SM G4PBP 25/12/1988 14:44    
KH2   Guam KG6DX G3UKV 15/10/1989 08:13    
KH6   Hawaii KH7R G4EAT 27/03/2000 10:57   New Country for 2000   
KH8 EME American Samoa KH8/W7GJ G8BCG 15/07/2014 08:03   New country for 2014
KH9 EME Wake Island KH9/WA2YUN G8BCG 06/03/2012 16:48   New country for 2012
KL7 EME Alaska KL7/KB7Q M0BCG 27/01/2005 04:34    
KP2   Virgin Islands KP2A G2ADR 21/12/1988 13:14    
KP4    Puerto Rico KP4EIT G4IJE 07/06/1988 11:37    
LA    Norway LA7Y G5WB 03/07/1948 ?    
LU    Argentina LU7DZ G1PAM 08/09/1988 20:23    
LX    Luxembourg LX1JX G3KOX 03/03/1990 15:28    
LY   Lithuania LY2WR G3HBR 03/01/1992 17:06 YES  
LZ    Bulgaria LZ1BB G3SYC 22/06/1992 13:25    
OA    Peru OA8ABT G2ADR 02/11/1989 12:35    
OD    Lebanon OD5SK G0JHC 01/02/1992 10:27    
OE    Austria OE6AHD G4AHN 04/02/1990 13:23    
OH    Finland OH0BT G7AIC 03/06/1990 05:30    
OH0    Aaland Islands OH0M/OH2BOZ G3BDQ 10/06/1989 19:15    
OJ0   Market Reef OH2NY G5DB 04/06/1948 19:48    
OK    Czechoslovakia  OK3CM G1CWP 22/12/1988 16:52 Yes Deleted   
OK    Czech Republic OK2ZW G3KOX 03/01/1993 11:18    
OM    Slovak Republic OM3ID G4IGO 30/01/1993 10:21    
ON    Belgium ON4PS G3KOX 09/02/1990 14:00    
OX    Greenland OX/W6JKV G3COJ 24/06/1984 23:08    
OY    Faroe Islands OY9JD G4IGO 16/01/1990 17:00 YES  
OZ    Denmark OZ4VV G4IJE 05/01/1990 00:18    
P2 EME Papua New Guinea   G4IGO       No details
P4   Aruba P43AS G4JCC 30/11/1988 15:20    
PA    Holland PA0UN G6DH 10/03/1948 97:50:00    
PJ2   Curacao PJ2BVU G8BCG 16/06/2011 20:10   New country for 2011
PJ2,4,9    South Netherlands Antilles PJ0M G3SED 07/09/1988 21:50 YES Deleted   
PJ4   Bonaire PJ4E G8BCG 16/06/2011 20:11   New country for 2011
PJ5-8    North Netherlands Antilles PJ7/W6JKV G3ZYY 03/11/1991 13:44   Deleted   
PJ6   Saba PJ6D G8BCG 23/06/2011 18:01   New country for 2011
PJ7   Sint Maarten G4IGO G3WOS 25/06/2011 20:00   New country for 2011
PY    Brazil PY2SB G3XBY 24/08/1989 21:15    
PY0F   Fernando de Nornha ZW0F(PY0) G8VR 22/11/1989 11:10    
PY0T   Trindade & Martin Vaz Is PW0T G3FPQ 27/02/2002 21:15    
PZ    Surinam PZ1AP G7IJE 25/12/1988 11:28    
S0    Western Sahara 4U/KC0PA(S0) G6YIN 01/06/1995 09:29    
S5    Slovenia S51EU G3IMV 16/06/1991 08:03    
S9    Sao Tome  S92DX G3KOX 26/11/1999 11:00   New country for 1999   
SM    Sweden SM6PU G3IOI 13:03/1989 23:03    
SP    Poland 3Z4PAR G0JHC 06/06/1992 06:13    
ST    Sudan  ST2SA G3FPQ 27/10/2000 11:04   New Country for 2000   
ST0   Southern Sudan ST0R G3WOS 26/06/2011 1`5:48   New Country for 2011
SU    Egypt MD5KW(SU) G6DH 10/11/1947 08:55    
SV    Greece SZ2DH G6ATW 27/05/1988 17:12    
SV2/A   Mount Athos SV2ASP/A G3WOS 26/06/2004 18:29   New Country 2006
SV5    Dodecanese SV5/SVIDH G8OQV 17/06/1993 16:53    
SV9    Crete SV9ANJ G3WOS 15/08/1993 10:04    
T32 EME East Kiribati T32C G8BCG 20/10/2011 12:40   New country for 2011
T7    San Marino T70A G4JCC 06/01/1989 15:53    
T8   Belau  T88TU M0BCG 28/10/2000 09:13 YES New Country for 2000   
T9    Bosnia T95VO G4IGO 11/06/1993 08:43    
TA    Turkey TA5ZA G3ZYY 29/05/1992 18:46    
TF    Iceland TF1T G5KW 20/06/1983 ?    
TG    Guatemala  TG9LX G8BCG 30/10/2001 14:35   New country for 2001   
TI    Costa Rica TI2HL G3WOS 25/11/1988 14:32    
TJ   Cameroon TJ3IC G4IGO 25/07/2011 17:44   New country for 2011
TK    Corsica TK/HB9CXZ G0JHC 04/07/1989 ?    
TL    Central African Republic TL8MB G4AHN 10/02/1990 10:30    
TN   Congo TN3B M0BCG 26/05/2002 20:18    
TR    Gabon TR8CA G4IGO 24/02/1989 12:11 YES  
TT    Chad  TT8JE G3NVO 26/04/1998 14:03 YES New country for 1998   
TU    Ivory Coast TU2MA G3ZYY 16/02/1989 12:38    
TX EME Clipperton TX5K G8BCG 02/03/2013 05:38   New country for 2013
TY    Benin  TY68F G3FPQ 17/08/2001 12:14   New country for 2001   
TZ    Mali  TZ6VV G3ZYY 13/08/1998 11:41   New Country for 1998   
UA   European Russia UX1A G3WOS 05/07/1992 09:39    
UK   Uzbekistan  UK9AA G4IFX 29/10/2001 07:29 Yes New country for 2001   
UN   Kazahkstan Republic UL7GCC/P(UN) G4CVI 29/01/1992 10:55    
UR   Ukraine UX6X G4FUF 27/06/1995 16:51    
V2    Antigua V2A/W6JKV G4IJE 13/06/1987 20:03    
V3    Belize V31PC G2ADR 01/01/1990 15:28    
V4    St Kitts V47SIX G8VR 17/11/1989 14:53    
V5   Namibia ZS3AT(V51) G4IGO 05/09/1988 17:13 YES  
V6 EME Micronesia (Yap) V6M G8BCG 30/08/2016 03:40   New country for 2016
VE    Canada VE1QZ G5BD 06/11/1947 16:20    
VK    Australia VK6KXW G4FJK 20/03/1989 08:33    
VK0 EME Antartica VK0JJJ G8BCG 04/05/2013 07:20    
VK9N EME Norfolk Island VK9N/ZL1RS G8BCG 26/03/2012 08:35   New country for 2012
VK9C EME Cocos (Keeling) Islands VK9CGJ G8BCG 15/09/2017 02:30 Yes New country for 2017
VK9X EME Christmas Island VK9XGJ G8BCG 03/10/2017 17:44 Yes New country for 2017
VP2E    Anguilla VP2EHT G4NDG 21/11/1989 ?    
VP2M    Montserrat VP2M G3FPQ 05/11/2000 15:05    
VP2V    British Virgin Islands VP2VI G3KOX 19/01/1989 13:25    
VP5    Turks & Caicos Islands VP5D G2ADR 30/11/1988 11:30   New Country for 2000   
VP8   Falklands Islands  VP8CMT G0JHC 27/05/2000 16:53    
VP9    Bermuda VP9IB G3WOS 18/11/1989 14:36   New country for 2001   
VQ9   Chagos Is.  VQ9IO G3FPQ 18/05/2001 16:03    
VS   Hong Kong VS6UP G4UPS 25/02/1989 08:58   New Country for 2001   
VU    India  VU2ZAP G3NVO 30/11/2000 07:59    
W    USA W1HDQ G6DH 05/11/1947 13:02   New country for 2001   
XE    Mexico  XE1KK G0JHC 04/11/2001 17:18   New Country for 2000   
XT    Burkina Faso  XT2OW G3HBR 12/10/2000 13:42   New Country for 2000   
XU    Kampochia  XU7AAP G3WOS 27/10/2000 08:46   New country for 2001   
XV    Vietnam  XV3AA G3FPQ 10/11/2001 09:04   New country for 2001   
XW    Laos  XW0X G4FUF 31/10/2001 09:10    
XX9   Macao XX9JN G8GVS 19/10/1991 09:49    
YA   Afganistan YA4F G0FYD 16/06/2003 17:55   New Country for 2000   
YB   Indonesia  YB5QZ G3VYF 07/12/2000 10:48 YES New country for 2002   
YI    Iraq  YI9OM G4IGO 03/02/2002 08:02    
YL    Latvia YL/ES9C G3MCS 16/07/1992 10:44    
YN    Nicaragua YN3CC G4IGO 11/11/1989 13:14 YES  
YO    Romania YO2IS  G1CWP 05/06/1987 18:37 Yes New country for 2001   
YS    El Salvadore  YS1RR G0LCS 30/10/2001 13:55 YES  
YU    Yugoslavia YU3EU G4IGO 16/06/1991 09:25    
YV    Venezuela YV5/DL3ZM G6HCV 11/11/1989 11:52   Not accepted for DXCC    
YV0    Aves Island  YV0/W6JKV  G4ASR  23/06/1987 17:20    
Z2    Zimbabwe ZE2JE(Z23) G4LX 01/01/1958 ?    
Z3   Macedonia Z32BU G3ZYY 16/05/1994 14:30    
ZA    Albania ZA1A G3WOS 05/10/1991 11:15    
ZB    Gibraltar ZB2BL G5KW 06/05/1983 ?    
ZC    Cyprus, British Bases ZC4MK G4UPS 29/10/1989 09:35   New Country for 2000   
ZD7    St Helena  ZD7VC G3TJW 28/05/2000 17:45    
ZD8    Ascension Island ZD8MB G4IGO 12/12/1988 21:04 YES New Country for 2000   
ZD9    Trisan da Cunha ZD9BV M0BCG 05/04/2000 12:15 YES  
ZF    Cayman Islands ZF1RC G3COX 11/11/1989 13:06 YES New Country for 2004
ZL EME New Zealand ZL3NW M0BCG 04/01/2005 16:17    
ZP    Paraguay ZP6XDW G4AHN 10/03/1991 12:50    
ZS    South Africa ZS1B G5BY 06/11/1947 12:30   Deleted  
ZS9    Walvis Bay  ZS1IS(ZS9) G4IGO 14/10/1989 17:52 YES  

 

 

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.