Listener's Guide

Amateur Radio Country Prefix List

Use the first letters of the callsign to see where that rare DX has come from.

Amateur Radio Country Prefix List
PREFIXCOUNTRYCQ-ZONEITU-ZONE
A2Botswana3857
A3Tonga Island3262
A4Oman & Muscat2139
A5Bhutan2241
A6United Arab Emirates2139
A7Qatar2139
A9Bahrain2139
AP, ASPakistan2141
BS7Scarborough Reef2750
BVTaiwan2444
BV9PPratas2444
BX, BZChina23, 2442, 43, 44
C2Republic of Nauru3165
C3Andorra1427
C5Gambia3546
C6Bahamas0811
C9Mozambique3753
CEChili1214, 15, 16
CE9, KC4Antarctica1373
CEoEaster Island1263
CEoSan Felix Island1214
CEoJuan Fernandez Island1214
CM, COCuba0811
CNMorocco3337
CPBolivia1212, 13, 14
CTPortugal1437
CT3Madeira Island3336
CUAzores Island1436
CV-CXUruguay1314
CYoSable Island0509
CY9St Paul Island0509
D2, D3Angola3652
D4Republic of Cape Verde3546
D6Comoros3953
DA, DM & YGermany1428
DU, DZPhilippines2750
E3Erythrea3748
E4Palestine2039
EA, EHSpain1437
EA6, EH6Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca)1437
EA8, EH8Canary Island3336
EA9, EH9Ceuta & Melilla3337
EI, EJIreland1427
EKArmenia2129
ELLiberia3546
EP, EQIran2140
ERMoldova1629
ESEstonia1529
ETEthiopia3748
EU, EV, EWBelarus1629
EXKyrgystan1730, 31
EYTajikistan1730
EZTurkmenistan1730
FA, FF & TMFrance1427
FGGuadeloupe0811
FHMayotte3953
FJ, FSFrench St Martin0811
FKNew Caledonia3256
FMMartinique0811
FOFrench Polynesia3263
FOoClipperton Island0710
FOoMarquesas3163
FOoAustral Island3263
FPSt Pierre & Miquelon0509
FRReunion3953
FR/JJuan de Nova3953
FR/GGlorioso3953
FR/TTromelin3953
FT8WCrozet Island3968
FT8XKerguelen Island3968
FT8ZAmsterdam & St Paul Island3968
FWWallis & Futuna Island3262
FYFrench Guiana0912
G, GX, MEngland1427
GD, GT, MDIsle of Man1427
GI, GN, MINorthern Ireland1427
GJ, GH, MJJersey1427
GM, GS, MMScotland1427
GU, GP, MUGuernsey1427
GW, GC, MWWales1427
H4Solomon Island2851
H4oTemotu Province3251
HA, HGHungary1428
HBSwitserland1428
HBoLiechtenstein1428
HC, HDEcuador1012
HC8, HD8Galapagos Island1012
HHHaiti0811
HIDominican Republic0811
HK, HJColombia0912
HKoMMalpelo Island0912
HKoSSan Andres & Providencia0711
HL, HM, DSSouth Korea2544
HP, HO, 3EPanama0711
HR, HQHonduras0711
HS, E2Thailand2649
HVVatican1528
HZ, 7ZSaudi Arabia2139
I, IA, IZItaly15, 3328, 37
ISo, IMoSardinia1528
J2Djibouti3748
J3Grenada0811
J5Guinea Bissau3546
J6St Lucia0811
J7Dominica0811
J8St. Vincent0811
JA, JSJapan2545
JD1MMinami Torishima2790
JD1OOgasawara2745
JT, JVMongolia2332
JWSvalbard Island4018
JXJan Mayen Island4018
JYJordan2039
K, W, N, AA, AKUSA3, 4, 56, 7, 8
T8, KC6West Caroline Island Belau2764
KG4Guantanamo Bay0811
KH1Baker & Howland Island3161
KH2Guam2764
KH3Johnston Island3161
KH4Midway Island3161
KH5Palmyra & Jarvis Island3161, 62
KH5KKingman Reef3161
KH6, KH7Hawaii Island3161
KH7KKure Island3161
KH8American Samoa3262
KH9Wake Island3165
KH0Mariana Island2764
KL7Alaska0101, 02
KP1Navassa Island0811
KP2Virgin Island0811
KP3, KP4Puerto Rico0811
KP5Desecheo Island0811
LA, LNNorway1418
L, LU, LWArgentina1314, 15, 16
LXLuxembourg1427
LYLithuania1529
LZBulgaria2028
OA, OCPeru1012
ODLebanon2039
OEAustria1528
OG, OH, OIFinland1518
OHoAland Island1518
OJo, OHoMMarket Reef1518
OK, OLCzech Republic1528
OMSlovak Republic1528
ON, OTBelgium1427
OXGreenland4005, 75
OYFaroe Island1418
OZDenmark1428
P2Papua New Guinea2851
P4Aruba0911
P5North Korea2544
PA, PB, PD, PE, PIThe Netherlands1427
PJ2, 4, 9Netherland Antilles Bonaire, Curacao0911
PJ7, 5, 8St Maarten, Saba, St Eustatius0811
PP, PYBrazil1112, 13, 14 ,15
PPo, PYoFFernando de Noronha1113
PPo, PYoSSt Peter & St Paul's Rocks1113
PPo, PYoTTrindade & Martim Vaz. Island1115
PZSurinam0912
R1FJFranz Josef Land4075
R1MVMalyj Vysotskij Island1629
S2Bangladesh2241
S5Slovenia1528
S7Seychelles3953
S9Sao Tome & Principe3647
SoWestern Sahara3346
SA, SMSweden1418
SN, SR, 3ZPoland1528
STSudan3448
SUEgypt3438
SV, SZ, J4Greece2028
SV5, J45Dodecanese2028
SV9, J49Crete2028
SV2A, SYMount Athos2028
T2Tuvalu3165
T3oWest Kiribati3165
T31Central Kiribati3162
T32East Kiribati3161, 62, 63
T33Banaba Island3165
T5, 6OSomalia3748
T7San Marino1528
T9Bosnia - Herzegovina1528
TA, TB, TCTurkey2039
TFIceland4017
TG, TDGuatemala0711
TI, TECosta Rica0711
TI9Cocos Island0711
TJCameroon3647
TKCorsica1528
TLCentral African Republic3647
TNCongo3652
TRGabon3652
TTChad3647
TUIvory Coast3546
TYBenin3546
TXChesterfield Islands3953
TZMali3546
UA,1,3, 4, 6, RA - RZEuropean Russia1619, 29, 30
UA2, RW2Kaliningrad1529
UA-UI,8,9, o, RA - RZAsiatic Russia16, 17, 18, 1921, 27, 30, 33
UJ, UMUzbekistan1730
UN, UQKazakhstan1729,30,31
UR, UZ EM, EOUkraine1629
V2Antigua & Barbuda0811
V3Belize0711
V4St Kits, Nevis0811
V5Namibia3857
V6Micronesia2765
V7Marshall Island3165
V8Brunei2854
VE, VC, VO, VY, CICanada01, 0502, 09
VKAustralia 29, 3055, 58, 59
VK9CCocos Keeling Island2954
VK9LLord Howe Island3060
VK9MMellish Reef3056
VK9NNorfolk Island3260
VK9WWillis Island3055
VK9XChristmas Island2954
VKoHeard Island3968
VKoMacquarie Island3060
VP2EAnguilla0811
VP2MMontserrat0811
VP2VBritish Virgin Island0811
VP5Turks & Caicos Island0811
VP6Pitcairn Island3263
VP8Falkland Islands1316
VP8, LUSouth Georgia, South Orkney, South Sandwich Islands1373
VP8, LU, HFo, CE9South Shetland Island1373
VP9Bermuda0511
VQ9Chagos3941
VS6, VR2Hong Kong2444
VUIndia2241
VU4Andaman & Nicobar Island2649
VU7Laccadive Island2241
XA, XIMexico0610
XA4, XI4Revilla Gigedo0610
XTBurkino Fasso3546
XUKampuchea2649
XWLaos2649
XX9Macao2444
XZ, XYMyanmar2649
YAAfghanistan2140
YB, YHIndonesia2851, 52, 53, 54
YIIraq2139
YJVanuatu3256
YKSyria2039
YLLatvia1529
YNNicaragua0711
YO, YRRomania2028
YSElSalvador0711
YU, YT, YZ, 4N, 4OYugoslavia1528
YV, YYVenezuela0912
YVoAves Island0811
Z2Zimbabwe3853
Z3Macedonia1528
ZAAlbania1528
ZB2Gibraltar1437
ZC4British Base on Cyprus2039
ZD7St Helena3666
ZD8Ascension Island3666
ZD9Tristan Da Cunha & Gough Island3866
ZFCayman Island0811
ZK1NNorth Cook Island3262
ZK1SSouth Cook Island3262
ZK2Niue3262
ZK3Tokelau3162
ZL, ZMNew Zealand3260
ZL7Chatham Island3260
ZL8Kermadec Island3260
ZL9Auckland & Campbell Island3260
ZPParaguay1114
ZR, ZUSouth Africa3857
ZS8Marion & Prince Edward Island3857

By Number

Number allocations always have that hint of DX about them.

PREFIXCOUNTRYCQ-ZONEITU-ZONE
1AMilitary Order of Malta1528
1S, 9MoSpratly Island2650
3AMonaco1427
3B6, 3B7Agalega & St Brandon3953
3B8Mauritius3953
3B9Rodrigues Island3953
3CEquatorial Guinea3647
3CoAnnobon Island3652
3D2Fiji Island3256
3D2CConway Reef3256
3D2RRotuma Island3256
3DAo, 3D6Swaziland3857
3VTunisia3337
3W, XVVietnam2649
3XGuinea3546
3Y5Bouvet3867
3YoPeter Island1272
4K, 4JAzerbaidjan2129
4LGeorgia2129
4P, 4SSrilanka2241
4U1ITUITU Geneva1428
4U1UNUnited Nations HQ0508
4WEast Timor2854
4X, 4ZIsrael2039
5ALibya3438
5B, C4, P3Cyprus2039
5H, 5ITanzania3753
5N, 5ONigeria3546
5R, 5SMadagascar3953
5TMauritania3546
5UNiger3546
5VTogo3546
5WWestern Samoa3262
5XUganda3748
5Y, 5ZKenya3748
6V, 6WSenegal3546
6YJamaica0811
7OPeople's Republic Of Yemen2139
7PLesotho3857
7QMalawi3753
7T, 7YAlgeria3337
8PBarbados0811
8QMaldives2241
8RGuyana0912
9ACroatia1528
9GGhana3546
9HMalta1528
9J, 9IZambia3653
9KKuwait2139
9LSierra Leone3546
9M2, 4West Malaysia2854
9M6, 8East Malaysia2854
9NNepal2242
9Q, 9TRepublic of Congo3652
9UBurundi3652
9VSingapore2854
9XRwanda3652
9Y, 9ZTrinidad & Tobago0911