G DXCC firsts worked on 6M list
Updated: 20th May 2019 (ZL7)

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 G8BCG 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 CP   Bolivia CP1GJ G8BCG 07/05/2019 20:14 New Country for 2019
69 CT  Portugal CT1LN G4UPS 09/05/1986 17:09
70 CT3  Madeira CT3BX G4DJJ 04/07/1987 ?
71 CU  Azores CU/W6JKV G3UHH 26/06/1986 ?
72 CX  Uruguay CX4HS G3OUF 21/04/1989 17:16
73 CY0  Sable Island  CY0AA G3WOS 01/07/1996 17:50 New Country for 1996 (Also CY0X in 2008)
74 CY9  St. Paul Is CY9SS G3ZSS 16/06/2005 11:50 New Country for 2005 
75 D2 Angola D2EB G3NVO 12/05/2002 20:32
76 D4  Cape Verde Islands D44BC G4NDG 10/12/1989 09:17
77 D6  Comoros D68BR G0JHC 23/05/1992 16:07 May 1992 & August 2012 (D64K)
78 DL Germany DJ2RE G3PFM 10/04/1990 16:41
79 DU  Philippines DU3/KJ6WO G3OIL 15/10/1989 09:17
80 E3  Eritrea  E30TA G3WOS 20/10/2000 14:49 New Country for 2000   
81 E4 Palestine E4X G3WOS 28/05/2010 09:47 New Country for 2010  
82 E5(N) EME North Cook island E51WL G8BCG 03/04/2016 13:44 New Country for 2009
83 E5(S) EME South Cook island ex ZK1 E51SIX G8BCG 03/04/2009 02:30  
84 E6 EME Niue E6M G8BCG 09/09/2012 13:42 New Country for 2012
85 EA Spain EH3ADW G4IGO 12/07/1992 15:48
86 EH6  Balearic Islands EH6VQ G0OYQ 11/07/1992 08:08
87 EH8  Canary Islands EH8ACW G4IGO 07/06/1993 19:48
88 EH9  Ceuta & Melilla EH9IB G4IGO 18/07/1992 14:09
89 EI  Eire EI2W G3BJD 18/04/1957 ???
90 EK  Armenia  EK6AD G3SYC 29/05/1998 13:46 New Country for 1998   
91 EL  Liberia EL2FO G8JDX 18/09/1989 15:35
92 ER  Moldova ER5OK G3SYC 16/06/1994 09:45
93 ES  Estonia ES0SM G7DGH 10/08/1991 10:01
94 ET  Ethiopia  9E1S(ET) G0RUZ 27/10/2000 10:45 New Country for 2000   
95 EU Bylorussia UC2AA G4UPS 13/05/1993 ? New Country for 1992
96 EX  Kyrgyzstan  EX8MLE G4IGO 02/08/2001 17:50 New Country 2001   
97 EY  Tajikstan  EY8MM G3WOS 28/05/2000 11:56 New Country for 2000   
98 F  France F8ZF G6DH 10/12/1947 20:35
99 FG  Guadaloupe  FG/N0JK G4FUF 27/11/2000 12:01 New Country for 2000  
100 FH  Mayotte  FH/TU5AX G4FUF 06/05/2000 16:34 New Country for 2000   
101 FJ St Bartholemew FJ/W6JKV G0HVQ 28/06/2012 10:09 New country 2008 (Also TO5E in 2008)
102 FK EME New Caledonia FK6CP G5WQ 05/05/2014   New Country for 2014
103 FM  Martinique FM5WD G3IBI 05/04/1991 12:28
104 FO EME French Polynesia FO4BM G8BCG 08/07/2012 09:45 New Country for 2012
105 FP  St. Pierre & Miquelon FP/KA3B G4GLT 06/06/1988 21:43
106 FR  Reunion Island FR5DN G3RFS 12/10/1989 17:39
107 FR/G    Glorioso Islands  FR/G/DJ3OS G7FKG 14/05/1992 16:02 Not accepted for DXCC   
108 FS Saint Martin FJ5DX (on FS) G4BWP 16/06/2003 20:27 Pre 2008
109 FW EME Wallis & Fortuna FW5JJ G8BCG 04/03/2014 22:15  
110 FY  French Guiana FY5AU G3COJ 19/01/1989 12:11
111 G  England - - - -
112 GD  Isle of Man GD3HQR G4IFX 27/07/1986 15:07
113 GI  Northern Ireland GI3ZSC G5KW 23/05/1983 ?
114 GJ  Jersey GJ3YHU G6XM 16/03/1983 ?
115 GM  Scotland GM3WOJ G4IJE 06/02/1983 ?
116 GU  Guernsey GU2HML G3NOX 08/06/1983 ?
117 GW  Wales GW3LDH G4HUP 05/02/1983 01:30
118 HA  Hungary HA8BE G1IOV 10/06/1995 13:39
119 HB0  Liechenstein HB0/HB9QQ G2ADR 02/06/1990 03:10
120 HB9 Switzerland HB9XAJ G4VXE 08/02/1990 00:26
121 HC  Equador HC2FG G4IJE 30/11/1988 13:48
122 HC8  Galapagos Islands HC8K G8JDX 27/10/1988 14:04
123 HH  Haiti HH7PV G3JVL 19/01/1989 12:54
124 HI  Dominican Republic HI8W G2ADR 19/11/1989 12:53
125 HK  Columbia HC5K G3WOS 25/12/1988 14:03
126 HK0  San Andres  HK0GU G0RUZ 22/11/2001 14:45 G8BCG
127 HL EME South Korea HL3DE G8BCG 03/07/2017 08:32 New Country for 2001 (Also 5J0M in 2008)
128 HP  Panama HP3XUH G4XUM 11/11/1989 14:04
129 HR  Honduras HR2/JA6WFM G4UPS 09/11/1989 13:42
130 HS Thailand HS3LSE G4BWP 21/07/2018 10:44 New country for 2018
131 HV  Vatican City HV3SJ G4IFX 16/06/1991 08:29
132 HZ  Saudi Arabia HZ1AB G3HBR 30/10/1990 12:35
133 I  Italy I4OMD G1CWP 15/05/1988 16:56
134 IS0  Sardinia IS0SZU G6HCV 14/05/1990 18:32
135 J2 Djibouti  J28NH G3NVO 20/10/2000 13:16 New Country for 2000   
136 J3  Grenada J37AE G3UVR 03/01/1990 12:32
137 J5 Guinea Bisseau J52US G4GLT 13/12/1988 16:03
138 J6  St Lucia  J6/W6JKV G0JHC 24/06/1997 13:33 New Country for 1997   
139 J7  Dominica  J79AND G3NVO 27/10/1999 17:40 New Country for 1999   
140 J8 St Vincent  J87AB M0BUT 05/06/2000 16:15 New Country for 2000   
141 JA  Japan JH4IUO G4UPS 25/02/1989 09:09
142 JT Mongolia JT0YAB G3ZSS 06/06/2010 17:30 New Country for 2010  
143 JW  Svalbard Island  JW7QIA G3WOS 10/07/1996 21:19 New Country for 1996   
144 JX  Jan Mayen Island JX3EX G7LNO 15/06/1993 17:??
145 JY  Jordan  JY7SIX G3HBR 01/06/1994 08:30 Sponsored by UKSMG   
146 KG4  Guantanamo Bay KG4SM G4PBP 25/12/1988 14:44
147 KH2 Guam KG6DX G3UKV 15/10/1989 08:13
148 KH6 Hawaii KH7R G4EAT 27/03/2000 10:57 New Country for 2000   
149 KH8 EME American Samoa KH8/W7GJ G8BCG 15/07/2014 08:03 New country for 2014
150 KH9 EME Wake Island KH9/WA2YUN G8BCG 06/03/2012 16:48 New country for 2012
151 KL7 EME Alaska KL7/KB7Q M0BCG 27/01/2005 04:34  
152 KP2 Virgin Islands KP2A G2ADR 21/12/1988 13:14
153 KP4  Puerto Rico KP4EIT G4IJE 07/06/1988 11:37
154 LA  Norway LA7Y G5WB 03/07/1948 ?
155 LU  Argentina LU7DZ G1PAM 08/09/1988 20:23
156 LX  Luxembourg LX1JX G3KOX 03/03/1990 15:28
157 LY Lithuania LY2WR G3HBR 03/01/1992 17:06
158 LZ  Bulgaria LZ1BB G3SYC 22/06/1992 13:25
159 OA  Peru OA8ABT G2ADR 02/11/1989 12:35
160 OD  Lebanon OD5SK G0JHC 01/02/1992 10:27
161 OE  Austria OE6AHD G4AHN 04/02/1990 13:23
162 OH  Finland OH0BT G7AIC 03/06/1990 05:30
163 OH0  Aaland Islands OH0M/OH2BOZ G3BDQ 10/06/1989 19:15
164 OJ0 Market Reef OH2NY G5DB 04/06/1948 19:48
165 OK    Czechoslovakia  OK3CM G1CWP 22/12/1988 16:52  
166 OK  Czech Republic OK2ZW G3KOX 03/01/1993 11:18 Deleted   
167 OM  Slovak Republic OM3ID G4IGO 30/01/1993 10:21
168 ON  Belgium ON4PS G3KOX 09/02/1990 14:00
169 OX  Greenland OX/W6JKV G3COJ 24/06/1984 23:08
170 OY  Faroe Islands OY9JD G4IGO 16/01/1990 17:00
171 OZ  Denmark OZ4VV G4IJE 05/01/1990 00:18
172 P2 EME Papua New Guinea   G4IGO      
173 P4 Aruba P43AS G4JCC 30/11/1988 15:20
174 PA  Holland PA0UN G6DH 10/03/1948 97:50:00
175 PJ2 Curaçao PJ2BVU G8BCG 16/06/2011 20:10 Deleted   
176 PJ2,4,9    South Netherlands Antilles PJ0M G3SED 07/09/1988 21:50 Deleted   
177 PJ4   Bonaire PJ4E G8BCG 16/06/2011 20:11 New country for 2011
178 PJ5-8    North Netherlands Antilles PJ7/W6JKV G3ZYY 03/11/1991 13:44 New country for 2011
179 PJ6   Saba PJ6D G8BCG 23/06/2011 18:01 New country for 2011
180 PJ7   Sint Maarten PJ76 G3WOS 25/06/2011 20:00 New country for 2011
181 PY  Brazil PY2SB G3XBY 24/08/1989 21:15
182 PY0F Fernando de Noronha ZW0F(PY0) G8VR 22/11/1989 11:10
183 PY0T Trindade & Martin Vaz Is PW0T G3FPQ 27/02/2002 21:15
184 PZ  Surinam PZ1AP G4IJE 25/12/1988 11:28
185 S0  Western Sahara 4U/KC0PA(S0) G6YIN 01/06/1995 09:29
186 S5  Slovenia S51EU G3IMV 16/06/1991 08:03
187 S9  Sao Tome  S92DX G3KOX 26/11/1999 11:00 New country for 1999   
188 SM  Sweden SM6PU G3IOI 13:03/1989 23:03
189 SP  Poland 3Z4PAR G0JHC 06/06/1992 06:13
190 ST  Sudan  ST2SA G3FPQ 27/10/2000 11:04 New Country for 2000   
191 ST0 Southern Sudan ST0R G3WOS 26/06/2011 1`5:48 New Country for 2011
192 SU  Egypt MD5KW(SU) G6DH 10/11/1947 08:55
193 SV  Greece SZ2DH G6ATW 27/05/1988 17:12
194 SV2/A Mount Athos SV2ASP/A G3WOS 26/06/2004 18:29 New Country 2006
195 SV5  Dodecanese SV5/SVIDH G8OQV 17/06/1993 16:53
196 SV9  Crete SV9ANJ G3WOS 15/08/1993 10:04
197 T32 EME East Kiribati T32C G8BCG 20/10/2011 12:40 New country for 2011
198 T7  San Marino T70A G4JCC 06/01/1989 15:53
199 T8 Belau  T88TU M0BCG 28/10/2000 09:13 New Country for 2000   
200 T9  Bosnia T95VO G4IGO 11/06/1993 08:43
201 TA  Turkey TA5ZA G3ZYY 29/05/1992 18:46
202 TF  Iceland TF1T G5KW 20/06/1983 ?
203 TG  Guatemala  TG9LX G8BCG 30/10/2001 14:35 New country for 2001   
204 TI  Costa Rica TI2HL G3WOS 25/11/1988 14:32
205 TJ Cameroon TJ3IC G4IGO 25/07/2011 17:44 New country for 2011
206 TK  Corsica TK/HB9CXZ G0JHC 04/07/1989 ?
207 TL  Central African Republic TL8MB G4AHN 10/02/1990 10:30
208 TN Congo TN3B M0BCG 26/05/2002 20:18
209 TR  Gabon TR8CA G4IGO 24/02/1989 12:11
210 TT  Chad  TT8JE G3NVO 26/04/1998 14:03 New country for 1998   
211 TU  Ivory Coast TU2MA G3ZYY 16/02/1989 12:38
212 TX EME Clipperton TX5K G8BCG 02/03/2013 05:38 New country for 2013
213 TY  Benin  TY68F G3FPQ 17/08/2001 12:14 New country for 2001   
214 TZ  Mali  TZ6VV G3ZYY 13/08/1998 11:41 New Country for 1998   
215 UA European Russia UX1A G3WOS 05/07/1992 09:39
216 UA2 Kaliningrad UZ2FWA G3WOS 22/06 1992 18:21 New country for 1992 
217 UK Uzbekistan  UK9AA G4IFX 29/10/2001 07:29 New country for 2001   
218 UN Kazahkstan Republic UL7GCC/P(UN) G4CVI 29/01/1992 10:55
219 UR Ukraine UX6X G4FUF 27/06/1995 16:51
220 V2  Antigua V2A/W6JKV G4IJE 13/06/1987 20:03
221 V3  Belize V31PC G2ADR 01/01/1990 15:28
222 V4  St Kitts V47SIX G8VR 17/11/1989 14:53
223 V5 Namibia ZS3AT(V51) G4IGO 05/09/1988 17:13
224 V6 EME Micronesia (Yap) V6M G8BCG 30/08/2016 03:40 New country for 2016
225 V8 EME Brunei V84SAA G8BCG 12/02/2019 15:16 New country for 2019
226 VE  Canada VE1QZ G5BD 06/11/1947 16:20
227 VK  Australia VK6KXW G4FJK 20/03/1989 08:33
228 VK0 EME Antartica VK0JJJ G8BCG 04/05/2013 07:20  
229 VK9N EME Norfolk Island VK9N/ZL1RS G8BCG 26/03/2012 08:35 New country for 2012
230 VK9C EME Cocos (Keeling) Islands VK9CGJ G8BCG 15/09/2017 02:30 New country for 2017
231 VK9X EME Christmas Island VK9XGJ G8BCG 03/10/2017 17:44 New country for 2017
232 VP2E  Anguilla VP2EHT G4NDG 21/11/1989 ?
233 VP2M  Montserrat VP2M G3FPQ 05/11/2000 15:05
234 VP2V  British Virgin Islands VP2VI G3KOX 19/01/1989 13:25
235 VP5  Turks & Caicos Islands VP5D G2ADR 30/11/1988 11:30
236 VP6   Ducie Island VP6D G8BCG 29/10/2018 07:32 New Country for 2018
237 VP8 Falklands Islands  VP8CMT G0JHC 27/05/2000 16:53 New Country for 2000   
238 VP9  Bermuda VP9IB G3WOS 18/11/1989 14:36
239 VQ9 Chagos Is.  VQ9IO G3FPQ 18/05/2001 16:03 New country for 2001   
240 VS Hong Kong VS6UP G4UPS 25/02/1989 08:58
241 VU  India  VU2ZAP G3NVO 30/11/2000 07:59 New Country for 2001   
242 W  USA W1HDQ G6DH 05/11/1947 13:02
243 XE  Mexico  XE1KK G0JHC 04/11/2001 17:18 New country for 2001   
244 XT  Burkina Faso  XT2OW G3HBR 12/10/2000 13:42 New Country for 2000   
245 XU  Kampochia  XU7AAP G3WOS 27/10/2000 08:46 New Country for 2000   
246 XV  Vietnam  XV3AA G3FPQ 10/11/2001 09:04 New country for 2001   
247 XW  Laos  XW0X G4FUF 31/10/2001 09:10 New country for 2001   
248 XX9 Macao XX9JN G8GVS 19/10/1991 09:49
249 YA Afganistan YA4F G0FYD 16/06/2003 17:55
250 YB Indonesia  YB5QZ G3VYF 07/12/2000 10:48 New Country for 2000   
251 YI  Iraq  YI9OM G4IGO 03/02/2002 08:02 New country for 2002   
252 YL  Latvia YL/ES9C G3MCS 16/07/1992 10:44
253 YN  Nicaragua YN3CC G4IGO 11/11/1989 13:14
254 YO  Romania YO2IS  G1CWP 05/06/1987 18:37
255 YS  El Salvadore  YS1RR G0LCS 30/10/2001 13:55 New country for 2001   
256 YU  Yugoslavia YU3EU G4IGO 16/06/1991 09:25
257 YV  Venezuela YV5/DL3ZM G6HCV 11/11/1989 11:52
258 YV0    Aves Island  YV0/W6JKV  G4ASR  23/06/1987 17:20 Not accepted for DXCC    
259 Z2  Zimbabwe ZE2JE(Z23) G4LX 01/01/1958 ?
260 Z3 Macedonia Z32BU G3ZYY 16/05/1994 14:30
261 Z6 Republic of Kosovo Z61DX G3XVR 28/06/2018 14:28 New country for 2018 (allowed?) 
262 ZA  Albania ZA1A G3WOS 05/10/1991 11:15
263 ZB  Gibraltar ZB2BL G5KW 06/05/1983 ?
264 ZC  Cyprus, British Bases ZC4MK G4UPS 29/10/1989 09:35
265 ZD7  St Helena  ZD7VC G3TJW 28/05/2000 17:45 New Country for 2000   
266 ZD8  Ascension Island ZD8MB G4IGO 12/12/1988 21:04
267 ZD9  Tristan da Cunha ZD9BV M0BCG 05/04/2000 12:15 New Country for 2000   
268 ZF  Cayman Islands ZF1RC G3COX 11/11/1989 13:06
269 ZL EME New Zealand ZL3NW M0BCG 04/01/2005 16:17 New Country for 2004
270 ZL7 EME Chatham Islands ZL7DX G8BCG 11/05/2019 01:00 New Country for 2019
271 ZP  Paraguay ZP6XDW G4AHN 10/03/1991 12:50
272 ZS  South Africa ZS1B G5BY 06/11/1947 12:30
273 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.