Antarctica Call Letters ?

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  1. K2WH

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    I have been updating my logging and I know I have worked Antarctica a number of times over the years but I cannot find those contacts in my log because, I do not know the DXCC prefix(s) to search for.

    Can someone provide the prefix(s) for Continent "AN". I believe there are a number of different ones and that is my issue right now.

    K2WH
     
  2. KP4SX

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    There are many depending on which country's personnel operated. US bases used to use KC4.
     
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  3. WG7X

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    Let's see... I have 24 Antarctica "Q's" in my log. Prefixes' :KC4, EM1, R1, RI1, VP8 VK0. Many countries share that continent.
     
  4. K7GQ

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    to the list above, I'd add FT5, FT8, & Y90.
     
  5. AD5HR

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    My ARRL DXCC List shows CE0,3Y,8J1,AT0,DP0,FT8Y,LU,OR4,R1AN,VK0,
    VP8,ZL5,ZS1, andZX0.
     
  6. WO7R

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    Keep in mind that many antarctica stations use prefixes that also are used by mainland stations. Sometimes, you just have to know the full callsign.

    If you use Clublog, uploading to it will sort it all out for you.
     
  7. KO4LZ

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    I worked DP1POL several years back ...
     
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  8. K8BZ

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    The list of prefixes that have been used and are currently being used in Antarctica is long.

    The best way to know quickly if a stations is in Antarctica is to use a logging program that will tell you when you enter the call sign. Lots of programs do it but I use N3FJP. The list of possible prefixes is very long and some can sneak in that aren't listed sometimes. Here is an Antarctic prefix map but it's not all inclusive:

    https://www.mapability.com/ei8ic/maps/prefix/an.php

    Many Russian stations use R1A. Not all R1 stations are in Antarctica but R1A stations will usually be there. Also, R1A stations could be on South Shetland Island, which will be more rare than Antarctica. So don't overlook a chance to work them.

    Other non-Antarctica Russian calls will use /ANT after the call to indicate Antarctica.

    Some other possible prefixes could be:

    OR3A
    OR1A
    LU#Z (1 THROUGH 9)
    OH2F
    OJ1A
    OP(ZERO)
    OR4A
    OR4T
    3Y
    7S8
    VI(ZERO)
    VK(ZERO)
    VP8
    8J1
    VU3
    KC4
    ZL5
    ZM5
    ZS7
    AY#Z (1 THROUGH 9)
    CE9
    DH1
    DP(ZERO)
    DP1
    EM1
    FT#Y (ZERO THROUGH 9)
    IA(ZERO)

    Good luck.
     
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  9. AC0GT

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    What? No call sign like "C0LD"? Or "S0UTH"? So many opportunities lost. :(

    Maybe "IC3Y"?
     
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