South African DXCC Honour Roll Members

Last updated: 2016-02-04

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Chris R. Burger ZS6EZ
Box 4485
Pretoria
0001 South Africa



Index

  • Explanation: An explanation of what is contained in this list and how it was compiled.
  • Mixed: A list of all South African members ever listed on the Mixed DXCC Honour Roll.
  • Phone: A list of all South African members ever listed on the Phone DXCC Honour Roll.
  • CW: A list of all South African members ever listed the CW DXCC Honour Roll.
  • Looking into the Future: A look at activity patterns and likely future development.
  • Looking into the Past: Past DXCC HR lists as extracted from back issues of QST magazines, and more recently from the ARRL Web site.

    Explanation

    The ARRL has never published a cumulative list of DXCC Honor Roll members. This situation is unfortunate, as the stalwarts of the past have slid down the listings with the gradual addition of new countries.

    This list is an attempt to assemble a record of all past and current DXCC-HR members in South Africa. It took more than 20 years to get this list to its current state. When I got access in 2012 to a virtually complete collection of QST magazines going back to 1945, I finally got to the point where the list is reasonably close to complete. The only information lacking is for 1971. Also, in years in which two HR lists were published, only one is included. Maybe one day I'll add the complete set of two annual listings. However, this list is very close to complete, with only small variations in scores likely to result in future.

    DXCC Honour Roll membership is restricted to those DXCC members that need less than ten countries confirmed. Totals do not include credit for deleted countries. In the early Eighties, the total number of countries was around 315. As DXCC country criteria have subsequently been rewritten, a plethora of new countries emerged over the following two decades. The collapse of the Iron Curtain also created several new countries and erased others, all of which meant that the DXCC list of today contains numbers that were unheard of a few decades ago. Consequently, the top stations of that era have missed several dozen countries that were added after they became inactive. As a result, all the old-timers have dropped off the Honour Roll list. To provide a basis for comparison with today's leading DXers, the score for each station is listed in terms of the minimum countries they ever needed, as well as the actual scores and the number of countries at the time. Each entry also shows the first and the last year in which that station was listed in the HR.

    The effect of the ongoing addition of new countries is clearly visible. Stations that reached their pinnacle long ago have subsequently slid down and are no longer on the HR. Recent arrivals are generally still quite close to their best scores.

    Between 2006 and 2008, only three new countries were added. October 2010 provided an unprecedented spurt of excitement, when two entities were deleted and four new ones were created. After a process of several years, the Netherlands Antilles were reorganised under new forms of government. The two previous entities, consisting of the northern and southern groups, were deleted and four new entities created. The four new entities caused several inactive ZS stations to fall off the Honour Roll.

    South Sudan's independence in July 2011 resulted in another addition to the DXCC list in August. There is a deleted country called South Sudan, with the prefix ST0; there is now another current entity called South Sudan, with the prefix Z8. The number of entities became 341. The first station that became active from the new South Sudan was ST0R, which was easily workable from South Africa on nine bands and three modes.

    During 2012, M-V Island (R1M) was deleted after Finland's lease on the island expired. The number of entities is now 340.

    Another type of shakeup happened in July 2009, when ARRL suddenly deleted credits for a Glorioso Island expedition which had been granted more than 20 years before. ZS4TX, who had been at the Top of the HR, and ZS6EZ, who had needed two countries, suddenly found themselves sliding down one notch. A few weeks later, the ARRL suddenly granted credit for the 7O1YGF operation in April 2000. This addition opened the door for ZS6P to get his last missing country. Another few weeks later, FT5GA opened up from Glorioso, allowing ZS4TX and ZS6EZ to get back onto their respective Honour Roll positions.

    During 2013, ZS4TX caught up on his paperwork and submitted a string of credits for Phone contacts, mostly several years old. He joined the Top of the Honour Roll on Phone, a spot he has occupied on Mixed since 2005.

    During 2014-04, Dennis Wells ZS1AU worked VK9MT for his last one on Mixed and Phone. He becomes the first ZS1 and the fifth ZS at the Top of the Honour Roll in both cases.

    During 2015-12, Johan Sevenster ZS1A submitted the credits required to put him on the Honour Roll on both Phone and Mixed. In 2016-02, Donovan van Loggerenberg ZS2DL was hot on his heels on the Mixed HR, becoming the first ZS2 to achieve this distinction. While Donovan could not join Johan on the Phone HR, he is close to the entry level on both CW and Phone.

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    South African members of the DXCC Honour Roll are:


    Mixed (16 members)

    Need Callsign Score Max Year Name First Last Latest Status
    0 ZS6LW
    ZS6EZ
    ZS4TX
    ZS6P
    ZS1AU
    318
    335
    335
    338
    340
    318
    335
    335
    338
    340
    1980
    2002
    2005
    2009
    2014
    Van van der Watt
    Chris R. Burger
    Bernie van der Walt
    Tjerk Lammers
    Dennis Wells
    <1972
    1994
    2001
    2003
    2011
    2002
    Current
    Current
    Current
    Current
    Off
    0
    0
    0
    0
    SK 2000-07
    Active
    Active
    Active
    Active
    1 ZS6RM
    ZS6BBP
    ZS6YQ
    ZS5NK
    ZS1FJ
    314
    327
    334
    334
    339
    315
    328
    335
    335
    340
    1984
    1993
    2004
    2005
    2013
    Dick Matthews
    Hans Behrens
    Bushy Roode
    Gary Potgieter
    Barry Fletcher
    1979
    1992
    <1972
    1994
    2003
    1991
    2010
    2005
    Current
    Current
    Off
    Off
    Off
    3
    1
    SK pre-2000
    SK as VK2FTZ in 2013
    SK as ZS6M in 2005-05
    Active
    Now 9V1FJ
    2 ZS6IW
    313
    315
    1985
    Mike Sherman
    1978
    1986
    Off
    SK pre-1985
    4 ZS6WB
    336
    340
    2014
    Hal Lund
    2008
    Current
    4
    Active
    5 ZS4MG
    310
    315
    1985
    Sid Coosner
    1980
    1986
    Off Inactive (ZS6CM in Pretoria)
    8 ZS6BW
    292
    300
    1960
    Bert Sachs
    1960
    1960
    Off
    SK pre-1980
    9 ZS6AOO
    ZS1A
    ZS2DL
    322
    331
    331
    331
    340
    340
    1998
    2015
    2016
    Jim de Almeida
    Johan Sevenster
    Donovan van Loggerenberg
    1998
    2015
    2016
    1999
    Current
    Current
    Off
    9
    9
    Now CT1HGS
    Active
    Active

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    Phone (15 members)

    Need Callsign Score Max Year Name First Last Latest Status
    0 ZS6LW
    ZS6P
    ZS6EZ
    ZS4TX
    ZS1AU
    318
    338
    340
    340
    340
    318
    338
    340
    340
    340
    1980
    2009
    2012
    2013
    2014
    Van van der Watt
    Tjerk Lammers
    Chris R. Burger
    Bernie van der Walt
    Dennis Wells
    <1972
    2005
    2001
    2012
    2011
    2002
    Current
    Current
    Current
    Current
    Off
    0
    0
    0
    0
    SK 2000-07
    Active
    Active
    Active
    Active
    1 ZS6YQ
    ZS5NK
    334
    334
    335
    335
    2004
    2005
    Bushy Roode
    Gary Potgieter
    1973
    1994
    2005
    Current
    Off
    3
    SK as ZS6M in 2005-05
    Active
    2 ZS6RM
    313
    315
    1985
    Dick Matthews
    1980
    1991
    Off
    SK pre-2000
    3

    ZS6JM
    ZS6AOO
    312
    323
    315
    326
    1984
    1994
    John McCoy
    Jim de Almeida
    1980
    1992
    1988
    1999
    Off
    Off
    SK pre-1985
    Now CT1HGS
    4 ZS6BBP 318 322 1990 Hans Behrens 1986
    2004
    Off SK as VK2FTZ in 2013
    5 ZS6BW
    ZS1FJ
    292
    330
    297
    335
    1960
    2005
    Bert Sachs
    Barry Fletcher
    1954
    2003
    1960
    Current
    Off
    5
    SK pre-1990
    Now 9V1FJ
    7 ZS6WB 332 340 2014 Hal Lund 2013
    Current
    8 Active
    9 ZS1A 331 340 2015 Johan Sevenster 2015
    Current
    9 Active

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    CW (3 members)

    Need Callsign Score Max Year Name First Last Latest Status
    1 ZS4TX
    ZS6EZ
    340
    339
    341
    340
    2011
    2012
    Bernie van der Walt
    Chris R. Burger
    2010
    2002
    Current
    Current
    1
    1
    Active
    Active
    5 ZS6KR 335 340 2014 Hans Kappetijn 2011
    Current
    5 Active

    Total: 17 members

    Note: ZS6JM appeared only on the Phone HR; ZS6KR appears only on CW. The other single-mode members all appeared on the Mixed list too.

    Key:

  • Need: Lowest number of credits this DXCC member ever needed. 9 is the entry level. 0 means the member had credit for all DXCC entities, and achieved Top of the Honour Roll.
  • Callsign: Last callsign for this station that appeared on a DXCC Honour Roll list.
  • Score: Actual number of current entities credited to the station at the time of the lowest number needed.
  • Max: Actual number of entities that existed at the time of the lowest number needed.
  • Year: First year in which highest score was achieved.
  • Name: Name of the certificate holder.
  • First: First year on the relevant Honour Roll.
  • Last: Last year on the relevant Honour Roll.
  • Latest: Number of entities needed at the last update (maximum 9). "Off" means that the station is no longer listed. Clearly, stations that peaked most recently are most likely to still be close to their highest score, while those that peaked long ago are likely to have slid down by a wide margin.

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    Looking into the Future

  • Active: ZS1A, ZS1AU, ZS4TX, ZS5NK, ZS6EZ, ZS6P and ZS6WB are regularly active. 'AU, 'TX, 'EZ and 'P can be expected to retain their spots at the top, while ZS1A, ZS5NK and ZS6WB can be expected to keep climbing.
  • Emigrated: ZS1FJ and ZS6AOO live outside South Africa (in Singapore and Portugal respectively). ZS6AOO is no longer active. ZS1FJ regularly visits Cape Town, and continues to work on his HR standing.
  • Inactive: ZS4MG is no longer active. He lives near Pretoria in retirement. He holds the callsign ZS6CM.
  • Deceased: ZS6BBP, ZS6BW, ZS6IW, ZS6LW, ZS6RM and ZS6YQ have died.
  • Looking in: Many ZS stations actively pursue DXCC. ZS2DL is likely to arrive on the CW HR within about three years, while ZS6NJ (Mixed) has stalled very close to the entry level.
  • Transient changes: The effects of the creation of four new countries in the Dutch Caribbean in 2010-10 and the independence of South Sudan have now almost passed. Only ZS5NK has not submitted all the new counters in the Caribbean.

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    Looking into the Past

    The list above is cumulative, showing all past Honor Roll members. Below are the lists by year as they appeared originally in QST and later in the online listings.

    The list is not complete, as I have not had access to the list for 1971. If you have back issues of QST and can provide me with a scanned or copied copy of the 1971 list, I would be most grateful. I'll attempt to include any new information into this list as soon as practical.

    For the period of 1947 to 1971, only one ZS station (ZS6BW) ever appeared on the Honour Roll. Years in which no ZS station is listed are omitted to avoid tedious repetition.

    The Mixed and Phone Honour Rolls came into being with the post-war DXCC in 1947. The CW HR was introduced in 1975 when the CW DXCC was created. The same happened to RTTY in 1993. For each HR, the maximum score was determined by the top scorer, and HR entrants were required to be within 9 countries of that score. For each year, the top score is listed in the heading. South African stations' scores are listed as a deficit, i.e. how many countries that station needed in that year. Stations with identical scores are listed in alphabetical order.

    The most durable South African HR members have been (as taken from first to last appearance):

  • Mixed: ZS6YQ (34 years), ZS6LW (31 years), ZS5NK & ZS6EZ (20 years and counting)
  • Phone: ZS6YQ (33 years), ZS6LW (31 years), ZS5NK (20 years and counting)
  • CW: ZS6EZ (12 years and counting), ZS4TX (4 years and counting), ZS6KR (3 years and counting)

    The South African HR leaders have been (as taken from first to last appearance at the top):

  • Mixed: ZS6BW (1960), ZS6LW (1972 to 1997), ZS6EZ (1998 to present), ZS4TX (2005 to present), ZS6P (2009 to present), ZS1AU (2014 to present).
  • Phone: ZS6BW (1954 to 1960), ZS6LW (1972 to 1999), ZS6YQ (2000 to 2005), ZS6EZ (2003 to present), ZS5NK (2005 to 2007), ZS6P (2008 to present), ZS4TX (2013 to present), ZS1AU (2014 to present).
  • CW: ZS6EZ (2002 to present), ZS4TX (2012 to present).

    The most durable leaders were:

  • Mixed: ZS6LW (26 years), ZS6EZ (17 years and counting), ZS4TX (10 years and counting).
  • Phone: ZS6LW (28 years), ZS6EZ (12 years and counting), ZS6P (7 years and counting).
  • CW: ZS6EZ (13 years and counting), ZS4TX (3 years and counting).

    You can access a specific year by clicking here:

  • 1954 1956 1959
  • 1960
  • 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
  • 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
  • 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
  • 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
  • 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Current (still being updated)

    Not all the lists' publication dates coincide with the end of the calendar year. Until approximately 1972, the HR was published with the annual DXCC membership list in the December issue, and took into account all submissions to September. At this point, the HR was separated, with new deadlines in June and December. The lists were published in the September and March issues respectively. Where possible, the September list has been used (providing an end date of June of the relevant year). In the Nineties, the deadline for HR lists was 31 March, listed in QST in July. This list would count for the previous year, as the closing date was only one quarter into the publication year. Example: The HR published in July 1997 would be used for 1996.


    1947 to 1953

    No ZS appeared on the lists for 1947 to 1953.


    1954

    Mixed (252)           Phone (224)
    No ZS                 8 ZS6BW
    

    1955

    Mixed (261)           Phone (245)
    No ZS                 No ZS
    

    1956

    Mixed (268)           Phone (249)
    No ZS                 9 ZS6BW
    

    1957

    Mixed (273)           Phone (265)
    No ZS                 No ZS
    

    1958

    Mixed (286)           Phone (282)
    No ZS                 No ZS
    

    1959

    Mixed (296)           Phone (293)
    No ZS                 9 ZS6BW
    

    1960

    Mixed (300)           Phone (297)
    8 ZS6BW               5 ZS6BW
    

    1961 to 1970

    No ZS appeared on the lists for 1961 to 1970.


    1971

    The 1971 list has not been available for inspection.


    1972

    Mixed (322)           Phone (322)
    8 ZS6LW               8 ZS6LW
    8 ZS6YQ
    

    1973

    Mixed (320)           Phone (320)
    3 ZS6LW               3 ZS6LW
    9 ZS6YQ               9 ZS6YQ
    

    1974

    Mixed (320)           Phone (320)
    4 ZS6LW               4 ZS6LW
    

    1975

    Mixed (319)           Phone (319)
    4 ZS6LW               4 ZS6LW
    

    1976

    Mixed (321)           Phone (321)         CW (241)
    8 ZS6LW               8 ZS6LW             No ZS
    

    1977

    Mixed (319)           Phone (319)         CW (274)
    No ZS                 No ZS               No ZS
    

    1978

    Mixed (319)           Phone (319)         CW (292)
    4 ZS6LW               4 ZS6LW             No ZS
    9 ZS6IW
    

    1979

    Mixed (319)           Phone (319)         CW (301)
    2 ZS6LW               2 ZS6LW             No ZS
    6 ZS6YQ               8 ZS6YQ
    8 ZS6RM
    

    1980

    Mixed (318)           Phone (318)         CW (305)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS
    4 ZS6YQ               7 ZS6RM
    5 ZS6IW               7 ZS6YQ
    5 ZS6RM               9 ZS6JM
    6 ZS4MG
    

    1981

    Mixed (318)           Phone (318)         CW (307)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS
    4 ZS6RM               5 ZS6JM
    4 ZS6YQ               5 ZS6RM
    5 ZS6IW               6 ZS6YQ
    6 ZS4MG
    

    1982

    Mixed (318)           Phone (318)         CW (309)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS
    4 ZS6RM               5 ZS6JM
    4 ZS6YQ               5 ZS6RM
    5 ZS6IW               6 ZS6YQ
    6 ZS4MG
    

    1983

    Mixed (315)           Phone (315)         CW (308)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS
    2 ZS6IW               3 ZS6RM
    2 ZS6RM               4 ZS6JM
    3 ZS6YQ               4 ZS6YQ
    5 ZS4MG
    

    1984

    Mixed (315)           Phone (315)         CW (311)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS
    1 ZS6RM               2 ZS6RM
    2 ZS6IW               3 ZS6JM
    3 ZS6YQ               4 ZS6YQ
    5 ZS4MG
    

    1985

    Mixed (316)           Phone (316)         CW (312)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS
    1 ZS6RM               2 ZS6RM
    3 ZS6IW               3 ZS6JM
    4 ZS6YQ               5 ZS6YQ
    6 ZS4MG
    

    1986

    Aruba P4 was added on 1986-01-01.

    Mixed (316)           Phone (316)         CW (312)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS
    1 ZS6RM               2 ZS6RM
    2 ZS6YQ               3 ZS6JM
    3 ZS6IW               3 ZS6YQ
    6 ZS4MG               8 ZS6BBP
    

    1987

    Peter I Island 3Y was added 1987-01-25.

    Mixed (316)           Phone (316)         CW (312)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS
    1 ZS6RM               1 ZS6RM
    3 ZS6YQ               4 ZS6JM
    4 ZS6IW               4 ZS6YQ
    7 ZS4MG               9 ZS6BBP
    

    1988

    RASD S0 was moved from deleted to active during 1988-04.

    Mixed (320)           Phone (320)         CW (316)
    1 ZS6LW               1 ZS6LW             No ZS
    2 ZS6RM               2 ZS6RM
    5 ZS6YQ               5 ZS6BBP
                          6 ZS6YQ
                          7 ZS6JM
    

    1989

    Malyj Vysotskij 4J (later R1M) and 3D2 Rotuma were added 1989-05.

    Mixed (323)           Phone (323)         CW (319)
    3 ZS6LW               3 ZS6LW             No ZS
    5 ZS6RM               5 ZS6RM
    8 ZS6YQ               8 ZS6BBP
                          9 ZS6YQ
    

    1990

    East Germany Y2 was deleted on 1990-10-02. North and South Yemen were deleted on 1990-05-21 and Yemen 7O was added on 1990-05-22. Conway Reef 3D2, Banaba T33 and Walvis Bay ZS9 were added during 1990.

    Mixed (322)           Phone (322)         CW (319)
    1 ZS6LW               1 ZS6LW             No ZS
    6 ZS6RM               4 ZS6BBP
    9 ZS6YQ               7 ZS6RM
    

    1991

    Eritrea E3 was reactivated on 1991-05-24. Penguin Island ZS1 was added in 1991-09. Abu Ail was deleted on 1991-03-30.

    Mixed (323)           Phone (323)         CW (323)
    2 ZS6LW               2 ZS6LW             No ZS
    7 ZS6RM               5 ZS6BBP
                          8 ZS6RM
                          8 ZS6YQ
    

    1992

    Mixed (325)           Phone (325)         CW (325)
    3 ZS6LW               4 ZS6LW             No ZS
    8 ZS6BBP              7 ZS6AOO
    8 ZS6YQ               
    

    1993

    With the breakup of Yugoslavia, several countries were created. Credit was given later, as it became clear how the countries would be divided. Official start dates were: Croatia 9A and Slovenia S5 on 1991-06-26; Macedonia Z3 on 1991-09-08; Bosnia-Herzegovina E7 (was T9 for a while) on 1991-10-15. Czechoslovakia OK-OM was deleted on 1992-12-31 to make room for the Czech Republic OK and Slovakia OM on 1993-01-01.

    Mixed (328)           Phone (328)         CW (328)              RTTY (324)
    3 ZS6LW               4 ZS6LW             No ZS                 No ZS
    8 ZS6BBP              7 ZS6AOO
    8 ZS6YQ               
    

    1994

    Pratas BV9P was added 1994-01-01. Penguin Islands ZS0 and Walvis Bay ZS9 were deleted on 1994-02-28. South Sudan ST0 was deleted on 1994-12-31.

    Mixed (326)           Phone (326)         CW (326)              RTTY (324)
    0 ZS6LW               0 ZS6LW             No ZS                 No ZS
    1 ZS6BBP              3 ZS6AOO
    6 ZS5NK               6 ZS5NK
    8 ZS6EZ               9 ZS6YQ
    8 ZS6YQ               
    

    1995

    Scarborough Reef BS7 was added 1995-01-01. North Korea P5 was added 1995-05-14.

    Mixed (327)           Phone (327)         CW (327)              RTTY (324)
    1 ZS6LW               1 ZS6LW             No ZS                 No ZS
    2 ZS6BBP              4 ZS6AOO
    5 ZS5NK               5 ZS5NK
    6 ZS6YQ               7 ZS6YQ
    9 ZS6EZ
    

    1996

    Mixed (327)           Phone (327)         CW (327)              RTTY (324)
    1 ZS6LW               1 ZS6LW             No ZS                 No ZS
    2 ZS6BBP              4 ZS6AOO
    5 ZS5NK               5 ZS5NK
    6 ZS6YQ               7 ZS6YQ
    9 ZS6EZ
    

    1997

    Mixed (329)           Phone (329)         CW (329)              RTTY (325)
    3 ZS6LW               3 ZS6LW             No ZS                 No ZS
    4 ZS5NK               4 ZS5NK
    4 ZS6BBP              5 ZS6YQ
    5 ZS6YQ               6 ZS6AOO
    7 ZS6EZ
    

    1998

    Temotu H40, Austral FO and Marquesas FO were added 1998-04-01.

    Mixed (331)           Phone (331)         CW (331)              RTTY (325)
    5 ZS6EZ               6 ZS6LW             No ZS                 No ZS
    6 ZS6LW               7 ZS5NK
    7 ZS5NK               7 ZS6BBP
    7 ZS6BBP              7 ZS6YQ
    7 ZS6YQ               9 ZS6AOO
    9 ZS6AOO
    

    1999

    Mixed (331)           Phone (331)         CW (331)              RTTY (325)
    5 ZS6EZ               6 ZS6LW             No ZS                 No ZS
    6 ZS6LW               7 ZS5NK
    7 ZS5NK               7 ZS6BBP
    7 ZS6BBP              7 ZS6YQ
    7 ZS6YQ               9 ZS6AOO
    9 ZS6AOO
    

    2000

    Palestine E4 was added to the list on 1999-02-01. See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (332)           Phone (332)         CW (332)              RTTY (???)
    3 ZS6EZ               5 ZS6YQ             No ZS                 No ZS
    5 ZS6YQ               7 ZS5NK
    7 ZS6LW               7 ZS6LW
    8 ZS6BBP              8 ZS6BBP
    

    2001

    Timor Leste 4W and Chesterfield Island FK were added to the list on 2000-03-01 and 2000-03-23 respectively. See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (334)           Phone (334)         CW (334)              RTTY (???)
    4 ZS6EZ               4 ZS6YQ             No ZS                 No ZS
    4 ZS6YQ               5 ZS6BBP
    5 ZS6BBP              8 ZS6EZ
    7 ZS4TX               9 ZS5NK
    9 ZS5NK               9 ZS6LW
    9 ZS6LW
    

    Note: ZS4TX did not appear in QST. However, the DXCC desk confirmed that this had been a mistake.


    2002

    See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (334)           Phone (334)         CW (334)              RTTY (331)
    2 ZS6EZ               3 ZS6YQ             8 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    3 ZS6YQ               4 ZS5NK
    4 ZS5NK               5 ZS6BBP
    5 ZS6BBP              7 ZS6EZ
    7 ZS4TX               9 ZS6LW
    9 ZS6LW
    

    2003

    Ducie Island VP6 was added to the list on 2001-11-16. See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (335)           Phone (335)         CW (335)              RTTY (333)
    0 ZS6EZ               2 ZS6EZ             4 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    1 ZS4TX               4 ZS6YQ
    4 ZS6YQ               5 ZS5NK
    5 ZS5NK               6 ZS6BBP
    6 ZS1FJ               9 ZS1FJ
    6 ZS6BBP
    8 ZS6P
    

    2004

    Mixed (335)           Phone (335)         CW (335)              RTTY (333)
    0 ZS6EZ               2 ZS6EZ             4 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    1 ZS4TX               4 ZS6YQ
    4 ZS6YQ               5 ZS5NK
    5 ZS5NK               6 ZS6BBP
    6 ZS1FJ               9 ZS1FJ
    6 ZS6BBP
    8 ZS6P
    

    2005

    See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (335)           Phone (335)         CW (335)              RTTY (333)
    0 ZS4TX               1 ZS5NK             4 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    0 ZS6EZ               1 ZS6YQ
    1 ZS5NK               2 ZS6EZ
    1 ZS6YQ               5 ZS1FJ
    2 ZS1FJ               7 ZS6P
    4 ZS6P
    6 ZS6BBP
    

    2006

    Montenegro 4O was added to the list on 2006-06-28. Swain Island KH8 was added to the list on 2006-07-22.

    Mixed (336)           Phone (336)         CW (335)              RTTY (333)
    1 ZS4TX               2 ZS5NK             5 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    1 ZS6EZ               3 ZS6EZ
    2 ZS5NK               6 ZS1FJ
    3 ZS1FJ               9 ZS6P
    5 ZS6P
    7 ZS6BBP
    

    2007

    Mixed (337)           Phone (337)         CW (337)              RTTY (335)
    0 ZS4TX               2 ZS5NK             6 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    2 ZS5NK               4 ZS6EZ
    2 ZS6EZ               5 ZS6P
    2 ZS6P                7 ZS1FJ
    4 ZS1FJ
    8 ZS6BBP
    

    2008

    St Barthelemew FJ was added to the list on 2007-12-14. See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (338)           Phone (338)         CW (338)              RTTY (336)
    0 ZS4TX               1 ZS6P              5 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    1 ZS6P                3 ZS5NK
    2 ZS6EZ               4 ZS6EZ
    3 ZS5NK               8 ZS1FJ
    5 ZS1FJ               
    9 ZS6BBP
    9 ZS6WB
    

    2009

    See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (338)           Phone (338)         CW (338)              RTTY (???)
    0 ZS6P                0 ZS6P              4 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    1 ZS4TX               3 ZS5NK
    1 ZS6EZ               4 ZS6EZ
    3 ZS5NK               8 ZS1FJ
    5 ZS1FJ               
    9 ZS6BBP
    9 ZS6WB
    

    2010

    See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (338)           Phone (338)         CW (338)              RTTY (337)
    0 ZS4TX               0 ZS6P              4 ZS6EZ               No ZS
    0 ZS6P                1 ZS5NK             8 ZS4TX 
    1 ZS5NK               2 ZS6EZ
    1 ZS6EZ               8 ZS1FJ
    5 ZS1FJ               
    9 ZS6BBP
    9 ZS6WB
    

    2011

    Two countries were deleted in the Netherlands Antilles and replaced by four new countries in the Dutch Caribbean on 2010-10-10. South Sudan became independent and was added to the DXCC list on 2011-07-14. See ZS6EZ's contextual comments, published with the original list.

    Mixed (341)           Phone (341)         CW (341)              RTTY (340)
    0 ZS4TX               0 ZS6P              1 ZS4TX               No ZS
    0 ZS6P                1 ZS6EZ             2 ZS6EZ 
    1 ZS6EZ               6 ZS5NK             8 ZS6KR
    6 ZS5NK               7 ZS1AU
    7 ZS1AU              
    8 ZS6WB
    

    2012

    M-V Island was deleted during 2012 when the Finnish lease on the island expired.

    Mixed (340)           Phone (340)         CW (340)              Digital (339)
    0 ZS4TX               0 ZS6EZ             1 ZS4TX               No ZS
    0 ZS6EZ               0 ZS6P              1 ZS6EZ 
    0 ZS6P                2 ZS1AU             6 ZS6KR
    2 ZS1AU               3 ZS5NK
    2 ZS1FJ               6 ZS1FJ
    3 ZS5NK               9 ZS4TX
    7 ZS6WB
    

    2013

    Extracted from online listings downloaded on 2013-12-21.

    Mixed (340)           Phone (340)         CW (340)              Digital (339)
    0 ZS4TX               0 ZS4TX             1 ZS4TX               No ZS
    0 ZS6EZ               0 ZS6EZ             1 ZS6EZ 
    0 ZS6P                0 ZS6P              6 ZS6KR
    1 ZS1AU               1 ZS1AU
    1 ZS1FJ               3 ZS5NK
    4 ZS5NK               5 ZS1FJ
    7 ZS6WB               9 ZS6WB
    

    2014

    Extracted from online listings downloaded on 2014-12-31.

    Mixed (340)           Phone (340)         CW (340)              Digital (339)
    0 ZS1AU               0 ZS1AU             1 ZS4TX               No ZS
    0 ZS4TX               0 ZS4TX             1 ZS6EZ
    0 ZS6EZ               0 ZS6EZ             5 ZS6KR
    0 ZS6P                0 ZS6P
    1 ZS1FJ               3 ZS5NK
    3 ZS5NK               5 ZS1FJ
    4 ZS6WB               8 ZS6WB
    

    2015

    Extracted from online listings downloaded on 2015-12-31.

    Mixed (340)           Phone (340)         CW (340)              Digital (339)
    0 ZS1AU               0 ZS1AU             1 ZS4TX               No ZS
    0 ZS4TX               0 ZS4TX             1 ZS6EZ
    0 ZS6EZ               0 ZS6EZ             5 ZS6KR
    0 ZS6P                0 ZS6P
    1 ZS1FJ               3 ZS5NK
    3 ZS5NK               5 ZS1FJ
    4 ZS6WB               8 ZS6WB
    9 ZS1A                9 ZS1A
    

    Current (updated to 2016-02-04)

    Mixed (340)           Phone (340)         CW (340)              Digital (339)
    0 ZS1AU               0 ZS1AU             1 ZS4TX               No ZS
    0 ZS4TX               0 ZS4TX             1 ZS6EZ
    0 ZS6EZ               0 ZS6EZ             5 ZS6KR
    0 ZS6P                0 ZS6P
    1 ZS1FJ               3 ZS5NK
    3 ZS5NK               5 ZS1FJ
    4 ZS6WB               8 ZS6WB
    9 ZS1A                9 ZS1A
    9 ZS2DL
    

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    Editorial Comment: Unfortunately, since 2003 this list has reflected a score that is subject to a brazen violation of DXCC rules. The individual concerned has openly admitted that he has violated a specific DXCC rule repeatedly, but claims that there is an "unwritten rule" permitting his behaviour. As a result, he has not withdrawn the relevant credits from his DXCC. On the contrary, he continues to add to his totals on a regular basis, mostly by using the "unwritten rule" rather than actual on-the-air QSOs.

    This list reflects the totals published by DXCC. No attempt has been made to sanitise these tables. When a DXCC applicant submits a DXCC application to ARRL, he or she signs a declaration that all DXCC rules and national radio regulations have been complied with. If someone is prepared to sign that declaration while knowingly having violated DXCC rules, that person will unfortunately appear on the list. We are only left to wonder why.

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