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« on: March 29, 2013, 08:44:03 AM »

In decades past I worked a number of Russian or European icebreakers in arctic territory but I'm thinking those were maritime mobile so did not count for DXCC.

Last night I got Svalbard JW7QIA, grid square JQ78, and I think that may be the second most northern DXCC entity I've worked, at 78 degrees N. RI1FJ may be my most northern QSL, from my research at 80 degrees north. By comparison OX3 is only 64 degrees north and TF4 is only 65 degrees N :-).

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 08:48:45 AM »

I believe Franz Josef land is indeed the most northerly individual DXCC entity and JW a close second. The habitable part of Greenland is generally along the southwest coast at just over 61-64 degrees north. Nuuk is at 64.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 09:21:17 AM »

What about Canada?
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 10:14:01 AM »

What about Canada?

I drive north through the border every August with skis on top of my car. They laugh at me even though I didn't say anything funny!

VY0PW (Nunavut) is 64 degrees north, similar to OX3 and TF4.

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 12:22:48 PM »

I have two QSL's from Alert, NWT, "the world's most northerly station," at 82.5 degrees N.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 03:20:09 PM »

I need to amend slightly what I said above:

Alert used to be in the NWT, but is now part of Nunavut.  My first QSL is from VE8ML for a QSO in the early 1960's, and the second one is from VE8RCS/VY0 for a QSO in 2008. 

One online source gave the latitude of Alert as 82.5 N; however the QRZ.com page for VE8RCS gives the latitude as 82.3N.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 04:19:52 PM »

Well, Canada says part of it's territory extends right up to the pole, but I was referring to wholly-contained DXCC entities being the furthest north in my reply.
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