Amateur Radio Operating Award: Everything You Need to Know

The DXCC is an award available to hams throughout the world, granted by the ARRL, to those who can verify two-way contacts to 100 different entities from the DXCC country list. Verification can be either by QSL cards or through logs submitted to Logbook of the World, also run by the ARRL.

DXCC is an acronym for DX Century Club

Award types

Mode awards

Any combination of Phone, CW, RTTY, Satellite

Band awards

  • 160 meters
  • 80 meters
  • 40 meters
  • 30 meters
  • 20 meters
  • 17 meters
  • 15 meters
  • 12 meters
  • 10 meters
  • 6 meters
  • 2 meters

5 band DXCC

Awarded to hams that have confirmed contacts 100 or more entities on each of the 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m amateur bands. Further endorsements may be obtained for 100 confirmed contacts on the 160m, 0m, 17m, 12m, 6m and 2m amateur bands.

QRP DXCC

For amateurs who have confirmed 2-way contacts with 100 entities using 5 watts or less power, (QRP)

List of DXCC entities

Current DXCC entities (from the May 2009 ARRL DXCC list) are:

EntityPrefix
AfghanistanYA
Agalega & St. Brandon Is.3B6, 7
Aland Is.OH0
AlaskaKL,AL,NL,WL
AlbaniaZA
Algeria7T-7Y
American SamoaKH8
Amsterdam & St. Paul Is.FT/Z
Andaman & Nicobar Is.VU4
AndorraC3
AngolaD2-3
AnguillaVP2E
Annobon I.3C0
AntarcticaCE9/KC4
Antigua & BarbudaV2
ArgentinaLO-LW
ArmeniaEK
ArubaP4
Ascension I.ZD8
Asiatic RussiaUA-UI8,9,0; RA-RZ
Auckland & Campbell Is.ZL9
AustraliaVK
AustriaOE
Aves I.YV0
Azerbaijan4J, 4K
AzoresCU
BahamasC6
BahrainA9
Baker & Howland Is.KH1
Balearic Is.EA6-EH6
Banaba I. (Ocean I.)T33
BangladeshS2
Barbados8P
BelarusEU-EW
BelgiumON-OT
BelizeV3
BeninTY
BermudaVP9
BhutanA5
BoliviaCP
Bonaire, CuracaoPJ2, 4, 9
Bosnia-HerzegovinaE7
BotswanaA2
Bouvet3Y
BrazilPP-PY
British Virgin Is.VP2V
Brunei DarussalamV8
BulgariaLZ
Burkina FasoXT
Burundi9U
C. Kiribati (British Phoenix Is.)T31
CambodiaXU
CameroonTJ
CanadaVE, VO, VY
Canary Is.EA8-EH8
Cape VerdeD4
Cayman Is.ZF
Central AfricaTL
Ceuta & MelillaEA9-EH9
ChadTT
Chagos Is.VQ9
Chatham Is.ZL7
Chesterfield Is.FK
ChileCA-CE
ChinaB
Christmas I.VK9X
Clipperton I.FO
Cocos (Keeling) Is.VK9C
Cocos I.TI9
ColombiaHJ-HK, 5J-5K
ComorosD6
Congo (Republic of the)TN
CorsicaTK
Costa RicaTI, TE
Cote d’IvoireTU
CreteSV9, J49
Croatia9A
Crozet I.FT/W
CubaCM, CO
Cyprus5B, C4, P3
Czech RepublicOK-OL
DPR of KoreaP5
Dem. Rep. of Congo9Q-9T
DenmarkOU-OW, OZ
Desecheo I.KP5
DjiboutiJ2
DodecaneseSV5, J45
DominicaJ7
Dominican RepublicHI
Ducie I.VP6
E. Kiribati (Line Is.)T32
East Malaysia9M6, 8
Easter I.CE0
EcuadorHC-HD
EgyptSU
El SalvadorYS, HU
Equatorial Guinea3C
EritreaE3
EstoniaES
EthiopiaET
European RussiaUA-UI1,3,4,6; RA-RZ
Falkland Is.VP8
Faroe Is.OY
Fed. Rep. of GermanyDA-DR
Fernando de NoronhaPP0-PY0F
Fiji3D2
FinlandOF-OI
FranceF
Franz Josef LandR1FJ
French GuianaFY
French PolynesiaFO
GabonTR
Galapagos Is.HC8-HD8
Georgia4L
Ghana9G
GibraltarZB2
Glorioso Is.FR/G
GreeceSV-SZ, J4
GreenlandOX
GrenadaJ3
GuadeloupeFG
GuamKH2
Guantanamo BayKG4
GuatemalaTG, TD
GuernseyGU, GP
Guinea3X
Guinea-BissauJ5
Guyana8R
HaitiHH
HawaiiKH6,7
Heard I.VK0
HondurasHQ-HR
Hong KongVR
HungaryHA, HG
IcelandTF
IndiaVU
IndonesiaYB-YH
IranEP-EQ
IraqYI
IrelandEI-EJ
Isle of ManGD, GT
Israel4X, 4Z
ItalyI
Jamaica6Y
Jan MayenJX
JapanJA-JS, 7J-7N
JerseyGJ, GH
Johnston I.KH3
JordanJY
Juan Fernandez Is.CE0
Juan de Nova, EuropaFR/J, E
KaliningradUA2
KazakhstanUN-UQ
Kerguelen Is.FT/X
Kermadec Is.ZL8
Kingman ReefKH5K
Kure I.KH7K
Kuwait9K
KyrgyzstanEX
Lakshadweep Is.VU7
LaosXW
LatviaYL
LebanonOD
Lesotho7P
LiberiaEL
Libya5A
LiechtensteinHB0
LithuaniaLY
Lord Howe I.VK9L
LuxembourgLX
MacaoXX9
MacedoniaZ3
Macquarie I.VK0
Madagascar5R
Madeira Is.CT3
Malawi7Q
Maldives8Q
MaliTZ
Malpelo I.HK0
Malta9H
Malyj Vysotskij I.R1MV
Mariana Is.KH0
Market ReefOJ0
Marshall Is.V7
MartiniqueFM
Mauritania5T
Mauritius3B8
MayotteFH
Mellish ReefVK9M
MexicoXA-XI
MicronesiaV6
Midway I.KH4
Minami TorishimaJD1
MoldovaER
Monaco3A
MongoliaJT-JV
MontserratVP2M
MoroccoCN
Mount AthosSV/A
MozambiqueC8-9
MyanmarXY-XZ
N. Cook Is.E5
NamibiaV5
NauruC2
Navassa I.KP1
Nepal9N
NetherlandsPA-PI
New CaledoniaFK
New ZealandZL-ZM
NicaraguaYN,H6-7,HT
Niger5U
Nigeria5N
NiueZK2
Norfolk I.VK9N
Northern IrelandGI, GN
NorwayLA-LN
OgasawaraJD1
OmanA4
PakistanAP
PalauT8,
Palmyra & Jarvis Is.KH5
PanamaHO-HP
Papua New GuineaP2
ParaguayZP
PeruOA-OC
Peter I I.3Y
PhilippinesDU-DZ
Pitcairn I.VP6
PolandSN-SR
PortugalCT
Pratas I.BV9P
Prince Edward & Marion Is.ZS8
Puerto RicoKP3,4
QatarA7
Reunion I.FR
RevillagigedoXA4-XI4
Rodriguez I.3B9
RomaniaYO-YR
Rotuma I.3D2
Rwanda9X
S. Cook Is.E5
Sable I.CY0
Saint BarthelemyFJ
Saint MartinFS
Samoa5W
San Andres & ProvidenciaHK0
San Felix & San AmbrosioCE0
San MarinoT7
Sao Tome & PrincipeS9
SardiniaIS0, IM0
Saudi ArabiaHZ
Scarborough ReefBS7
ScotlandGM, GS
SerbiaYT-YU
SeychellesS7
Sierra Leone9L
Singapore9V
Slovak RepublicOM
SloveniaS5
Solomon Is.H4
SomaliaT5, 6O
South AfricaZR-ZU
South Georgia I.VP8, LU
South Orkney Is.VP8, LU
South Sandwich Is.VP8, LU
Sov. Mil. Order of Malta1A
SpainEA-EH
Spratly Is.
Sri Lanka4S
St. HelenaZD7
St. Kitts & NevisV4
St. LuciaJ6
St. Maarten, Saba, St.PJ5-8
St. Paul I.CY9
St. Peter & St. Paul RocksPP0-PY0S
St. Pierre & MiquelonFP
St. VincentJ8
SudanST
SurinamePZ
SvalbardJW
Swains I.KH8
Swaziland3DA
SwedenSA-SM
SwitzerlandHB
SyriaYK
TaiwanBV
TajikistanEY
Tanzania5H-5I
ThailandHS, E2
The GambiaC5
Timor – Leste4W
Togo5V
Tokelau Is.ZK3
TongaA3
Trindade & Martim Vaz Is.PP0-PY0T
Trinidad & Tobago9Y-9Z
Tristan da Cunha & Gough I.ZD9
Tromelin I.FR/T
Tunisia3V
TurkeyTA-TC
TurkmenistanEZ
Turks & Caicos Is.VP5
TuvaluT2
UK Sov. Base Areas on CyprusZC4
Uganda5X
UkraineUR-UZ, EM-EO
United Arab EmiratesA6
United Nations HQ4U_UN
UruguayCV-CX
UzbekistanUJ-UM
VanuatuYJ
VaticanHV
VenezuelaYV-YY, 4M
Virgin Is.KP2
W. Kiribati (Gilbert Is. )T30
Wake I.KH9
WalesGW, GC
Wallis & Futuna Is.FW
West Malaysia9M2, 4
Western SaharaS0
Willis I.VK9W
Yemen7O
Zambia9I-9J
ZimbabweZ2

 

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