Sunday, December 23, 2007

ARRL Announces New DXCC Entity - St. Barthelemy (FJ)

The ARRL DXCC Desk is pleased to announce the addition of St Barthelemy (FJ) to the DXCC List, making the island entity number 338 with an effective date of 14 December, 2007. Cards with contacts dated December 14, 2007 or after will be accepted for DXCC credit. New card submissions for St Barthelemy will not be accepted until January 1, 2008 in order to allow time for administrative adjustments.

Country - St. Barthelemy
Prefix - FJ
ADIF # - 516
CQ Zone - 08
ITU Zone - 11
Continent - NA
Lat - 17.896 N
Long - 62.851 W
Unique IOTA NA-146

The ADIF number listed on the DXCC list for this new one has been confirmed by the DXCC Desk as #516 and not #338 that was publicized early on.

Map courtesy of

The "event date" that caused St. Barthelemy to be added to the DXCC list was December 14, 2007, the date the US State Department Fact sheet was updated by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. This update added St Barthelemy to the List of Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty with its Administrative Center in Gustavia, qualifying it under DXCC rules in Section II -- 1 Political Entities (c).

French St Martin (FS), while also added to the List of Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty, will remain on the DXCC List, but it is now considered a Point 1 Political Entity under the same classification as that of St Barthelemy.

Please direct any questions you may have about St Barthelemy, St Martin or the DXCC program to the ARRL DXCC Desk at,