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Author Topic: DXCC confusion  (Read 384 times)
KI4IWX
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« on: August 11, 2006, 07:32:33 PM »

So it appears that there is a country code list maintained by the ARRL:
http://www.arrl.org/awards/dxcc/dxcclist.txt

And also a country code list that's related, part of ADIF:
http://www.hosenose.com/adif/adif.html

So, uh, what would one hear on the air? Is the ADIF stuff just for computer file stuff?

The ARRL numbers seem to imply a range of numbers for some countries? Like :

Code:

Prefix          Entity                  Cont.     ITU   CQ
DA-DR(14)*      Fed. Rep. of Germany    EU        28    14


Is the continent, ITU, and CQ in there just for fun? What do the ITU and CQ fields mean?

Ahhhh. OK. Smiley

I'm working on a program that has some Morse code reference stuff, and I have little idea on the best way to present this information.

Thanks guys,
Anders
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KB9CRY
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 06:30:14 AM »

ADIF is a computer file data specification which allows different computer logging programs to share data between each other.  The ADIF country codes have no usefulness except to computer programmers.

The ARRL countries list, as well as this larger compedium of info found at:
http://www.ac6v.com/opaids.htm


Prefix     Entity              Cont. ITU  CQ
DA-DR(14)* Fed. Rep. of Germany EU    28  14
           
The Prefix column is the range of prefixes (that part of a call before the number) that can be used by the Entity or country. So in the above example, if you hear a DA3 or a DB3 or a DC3 all the way to DR3 (or other numbers), then you will be talking with the Fed Rep of Germany.  All countries divide themselves into the numbers, like we do here in the US.

The Cont column is the Continent.  Germany is on the EU or European continent.  There is a Worked all Continents award and this info is useful to those award hunters.

The ITU column is the unique ITU designation for that country; there may be a Worked all ITU award but I'm not sure.

The CQ column is the designation of the CQ zone for the country.  CQ Magazine has divided the world into a bunch of zones and folks use these for the Worked all Zones award.  This is also the zone part of the exchange that you give out if you're in any CQ sponsored contest.

Does this help?

Phil  KB9CRY
                                                           
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K7KBN
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 08:45:47 PM »

ITU stands for "International Telecommunications Union".
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Pat K7KBN
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