Prefix List

Callsigns for the world's nations are determined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). This is the United Nations agency that co-ordinates radio activity for all spectrum users. The prefixes used by a country for both commercial and amateur radio purposes are determined from one or more ITU allocation blocks issued to that country. The amateur radio callsigns in use for a particular country might use one or a number of combinations derived from the authorised ITU allocation(s) for that country.

The following list shows callsign prefixes currently in use. Most are derived from the callsign blocks allocated to administrations by the ITU for use within the countries, territories and dependencies for which a country is responsible. Also shown are some unauthorised prefixes which may be heard and which may or may not be recognised as a DXCC entity. Examples are: 1S Spratly Archipelago and 1A0 SMOM. Both of these are DXCC countries although the prefixes used are unofficial.

1B the Turkish area of North Cyprus and 1Z Karea State (Myanmar) are unofficial and are not recognised for DXCC purposes. Where this applies, the country details are shown in italics. Information which is not a country name is also printed in italics. Where a prefix is shown that is perhaps unusual, then the common prefix is shown after the country name or details. Full information on prefixes is contained in the RSGB Prefix Guide.

 

Prefix & Country

A2 Botswana

A3 Tonga

A4 Sultanate of Oman

A5 Bhutan

A6 United Arab Emirates

A7 Qatar

A8 Liberia EL

A9 Bahrain

AA - AG USA W

AH1 - AH0 USA Pacific Islands KH1 - KH0

AI - AK USA W

AL Alaska KL

AM - AO Spain including overseas Territories and Islands EA 6 8 9

AP AR Pakistan

AT India VU

AX Australia and Islands

AY - AZ Argentina LU

BO Quemoy Matsu BV

BS Scarborough Reef

BV Taiwan

BV9P Pratas I.

BV9S Spratly Archipelago 9M0

BY China BA BD BG BT BZ

C2 Nauru

C3 Andorra

C4 Cyprus 5B

C5 Gambia

C6 Bahamas

C9 Mozambique

CE Chile

CE0 Easter I.

CE0 San Felix and San Ambrosio Is

CE0 Juan Fernandez Is

CF - CK Canada VE

CL CM Cuba CO

CN Morocco

CO Cuba

CP Bolivia

CT1CQ-CT2 4-8 0 Portugal

CT3 CQ-CS3 CT9 Madeira Is

CU Azores

CX CV CW Uruguay

CY CZ Canada VE

CY9 St Paul Is

CY0 Sable I.

D2 D3 Angola

D4 Cape Verde

D6 Comoros

D7 Korea (Republic of) HL

DL DA-DD DF-DH Federal Republic

DJ DK DP of Germany

DS Korea (Republic of) HL
DU DV-DZ Philippines

DU Spratly Archipelago 9M0

E2 Thailand HS

E3 Eritrea

E4 Palestine

EA EB-EH1-5 7 0 Spain

EA6 EB6-EH6 Balearic Is

EA8 EB8-EH8 Canary Is

EA9 EB9-EH9 Ceuta and Melilla

EI EJ Republic of Ireland

EK Armenia

EL Liberia

EM EN EO Ukraine UR

EP Iran

ER Moldova

ES Estonia

ET Ethiopia

EU EV EW Belarus

EX Kyrghyzstan

EY Tajikistan

EZ Turkmenistan

F France

FG Guadeloupe

FH Mayotte

FJ St Barthelemy (French St Martin) FS

FK New Caledonia

FK----/C Chesterfield Is

FM Martinique

FO Austral Is

FO French Polynesia

FO Marquesas Is

FO8X Clipperton I.

FP St Pierre and Miquelon

FR Reunion I.

FR覧/E Europa I. FR覧/J

FR覧/G Glorioso Is

FR覧/J Juan de Nova

FR覧/T Tromelin I.

FS French St Martin

FTnW Crozet Is

FTnX Kerguelen Is

FTnZ Amsterdam I. and St Paul I.

FW Wallis and Futuna Is

FY French Guiana

G GX England

GB United Kingdom G GD GI GJ GM GU GW

GD GT Isle of Man

GI GN Northern Ireland

GJ GH Jersey

GM GS Scotland

GU GP Guernsey and Dependencies

GW GC Wales

H2 Cyprus 5B

H3 Panama HP
H4 Solomon Is

H40 Temotu Province

H5 Bophuthatswana ZS

H6 H7 Nicaragua YN

H8 H9 Panama HP

HA Hungary

HB Switzerland

HB0 Liechtenstein

HC,HD Ecuador

HC8,HD8 Galapagos Is

HE Switzerland HB

HF Poland SP

HG Hungary HA

HH Haiti

HI Dominican Republic

HK HJ Colombia

HK0 Malpelo I.

HK0 HJ0 San Andres and Providencia

HL Korea (Republic of)

HP HO Panama

HR HQ Honduras

HS Thailand

HT Nicaragua YN

HU El Salvador YS

HV Vatican City

HZ Saudi Arabia

I IA-IH IK IL IN IP Italy

IR IT IV-IX

IS0 IM0 Sardinia

J2 Djibouti

J3 Grenada

J4 Greece SV

J5 Guinea-Bissau

J6 St Lucia

J7 Dominica

J8 St Vincent and the Grenadines

JA JE-JS Japan

JD 7J Minami Torishima

JD 7J Ogasawara Is

JT JU JV Mongolia

JW Svalbard

JX Jan Mayen

JY Jordan

K KA-KZ USA and US Islands W KC6xx KG4xx KH1-0 KP1-5

KC6 x x Republic of Palau

KG4 x x Guantanamo Bay

KG6 x x Guam

KH1 Baker I. and Howland I.

KH2 ( KG6 ) Guam

KH3 Johnston I.

KH4 Midway Is.

KH5 Palmyra I.

KH5J Jarvis I. KH5

KH5K Kingman Reef

KH6 7 Hawaiian Is

KH7K Kure I.

KH8 American Samoa

KH9 Wake I.

KH0 North Mariana

KL Alaska

KP1 Navassa I.

KP2 US Virgin Is

KP3 4 Puerto Rico

KP5 Desecheo I.

L2-L9 Argentina LU

LA LB LC LG LI Norway

LJ LN

LU LO-LT LV LW Argentina

LX Luxembourg

LY Lithuania

LZ Bulgaria

M MX England G

MD MT Isle of Man GD

MI MN Northern Ireland GI

MJ MH Jersey GJ

MM MS Scotland GM

MU MP Guernsey and Dependencies GU

MW MC Wales GW

N NA-NG NI-NK USA W

NM-NO NQ-NZ

NH1-NH0 US Pacific islands KH1-KH0

NL Alaska KL

NP1-NP5 US Caribbean Islands KP1-KP5

OA OB OC Peru

OD Lebanon

OE Austria

OH OF OG OI Finland

OH0 OF0 OG0 Aland Is

OJ0 OF0M OH0M Market Reef

OK OL Czech Republic

OM Slovak Republic

ON OO-OT Belgium

OX Greenland

OY Faroe Is

OZ Denmark

P2 Papua New Guinea

P3 Cyprus 5B

P4 Aruba

P5 Korea (Dem Peoples Rep of)

PA PB PD PE PI Netherlands

PJ1 PJ2 4 9 Netherlands Antilles

PJ5 PJ6 7 8 Sint Maarten, Saba and St Eustatius

PY PP-PX Brazil

PY0F Fernando de Noronha Archipelago

PY0M Martim Vaz I. PU0T

PY0R Atol das Rocas PY0F

PY0S St Peter and St Paul Rocks

PY0T Trindade I.

PZ Suriname

R1A Antarctica

R1F Franz Josef Land

R1M Malyj Vysotskij I.

R RA RK RN RU-RZ European Russia UA

R RA RK RN RU-RZ Asiatic Russia UA9

R2 RA2 RK2 RN2 Kaliningradsk UA2

RY2

S2 Bangladesh

S4 Ciskei ZS

S5 Slovenia

S6 Singapore 9V

S7 Republic of Seychelles

S8 Transkei ZS

S9 Sao Tome and Principe

S0 Western Sahara
SM SH-SL Sweden

SP SN-SR Poland

ST Republic of the Sudan

SU Egypt

SV SX-SZ Greece

SV/A Mount Athos

SV5 Dodecanese Is

SV9 Crete

SV0 Non-nationals in Greece or on Greek Is

is  SV SV5 SV9

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Prefix & Country

T2 Tuvalu

T30 West Kiribati

T31 Central Kiribati

T32 East Kiribati

T33 Banaba

T4 Cuba CO

T5 Somalia

T6 Afghanistan YA

T7 San Marino

T9 Bosnia-Hercegovina

TA Turkey

TD Guatemala TG

TE Costa Rica TI

TF Iceland

TG Guatemala

TI Costa Rica

TI9 Cocos I.

TJ Cameroon

TK Corsica

TL Central African Republic

TM France including overseas Territories and Departments F

TN Congo

TO France including overseas Territories and Departments FG FJ FM FP FR FS FY

TP Council of Europe - Strasbourg F

TR Gabon

TT Chad

TU Cote d'Ivoire

TX France including overseas Territories and Departments FK FO FW

TY Benin

TZ Mali

UA U UA UE 1 3 4 6 European Russia

UA2 U UA UE 2 Kaliningrad

UA9 U UA UE 8-0 Asiatic Russia

UK U8 UJ UK7-9 UM Uzbekistan

UN UN1-0 UP UQ Kazakhstan

UR US-UZ Ukraine

V2 Antigua and Barbuda

V3 Belize

V4 Federation of St Kitts and Nevis

V5 Namibia

V6 Micronesia

V7 Marshall Is

V8 Brunei Darussalam

V9 Vendaland ZS

VE VA-VG Canada

VE0 Canadian /MM Stations

VK VI Australia

VK9C Cocos Keeling Is

VK9L Lord Howe I.

VK9M Mellish Reef

VK9N Norfolk I.

VK9W Willis Is

VK9X Christmas I.

VK0 Heard I.

VK0 Macquarie I.

VO1 VO3 5 7 9 Newfoundland VE
VO2 VO4 6 8 0 Labrador VE

VP2E Anguilla

VP2M Montserrat

VP2V British Virgin Is

VP5 Turks and Caicos Is

VP6 Pitcairn Is

VP8 Antarctica

VP8 Falkland Is

VP8 South Georgia

VP8 AZ1 5 ED0 L South Orkney Is

UnZx

VP8 South Sandwich Is

VP8 CE9 CX0 ED0 South Shetland Is

HF0 HL5 LUnZx South Shetland Is cont.

ZX0 4K1

VP9 Bermuda

VQ9 Chagos Is

VR2 Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong

VU India

VU Lakshadweep

VU Andaman Is and Nicobar Is

VX VY Canada VE

VY1 Yukon Territory VE

VY2 Prince Edward I. VE

W WA-WG WI-WK USA

WM-WO WQ-WZ

WH1-WH0 US Pacific Islands KH1 - KH0

WL Alaska KL

WP1-WP5 US Caribbean Islands KP1 - KP5

XE XB-XH Mexico

XF4 Revilla Gigedo Is

XJ-XO Canada VE

XQ XR Chile and Islands CE CE9 CE0

XT Burkina Faso

XU Cambodia

XV Vietnam 3W

XW Lao Peoples Democratic Republic

XX3 Madeira Is CT3

XX9 Macao

XZ XY Myanmar

XZ5 XZ9 Karen State XZ

YA Republic of Afghanistan

YBYC YE-YH Indonesia

YI Iraq

YJ Vanuatu

YK Syria

YL Latvia

YM TurkeyTA

YN Nicaragua

YO YP-YR Romania

YS El Salvador

YU YT Yugoslavia

YV YW-YY Venezuela

YV0 Aves I.

YZ Yugoslavia YU

Z2 Zimbabwe

Z3 Macedonia

ZA Albania

ZB ZG Gibraltar

ZC UK Sovereign Bases on Cyprus - Akrotiri and Dhekelia

ZD7 St Helena

ZD8 Ascension I.

ZD9 Tristan da Cunha and Gough I.

ZF Cayman Islands

ZK1 South Cook Is

ZK1 Northern Cook Is

ZK2 ZK9 Niue

ZK3 Tokelau Is

ZL New Zealand

ZL7 Chatham Is

ZL8 Kermadec Is

ZL9 Auckland I. and Campbell I.

ZM New Zealand and Islands ZL ZL7 ZL8 ZL9

ZP Paraguay

ZS ZR ZU Republic of South Africa

ZS8 Prince Edward I. and Marion I.

ZV-ZZ Brazil and Islands PY PY0

1A0 Sovereign Military Order of Malta (Rome, Italy)

1B Turkish area of North Cyprus

1C Chechnya Rep. (Russian Federation)

1P Seborga Principato (Italy)

1S Spratly Archipelago 9M0

1Z Karen State (Myanmar)

2D Isle of Man GD

2E England G

2I Northern Ireland GI

2J Jersey GJ

2M Scotland GM

2U Guernsey and Dependencies GU

2W Wales GW

3A Monaco

3B6 Agalega Is

3B7 Cargados Carajos (St Brandon) 3B6

3B8 Mauritius

3B9 Rodriguez I.

3C Equatorial Guinea

3C0 Annobon I.

3D2 Republic of Fiji

3D2 Conway Reef

3D2 Rotuma I.

3DA0 Swaziland

3E-3F Panama HP

3G Chile and Islands CE CE9 CE0

3V Tunisia
3W XV Vietnam

3X Republic of Guinea

3Y Bouvet I.

3Y Peter I Island

3Z Poland SP

4A-4C Mexico and Islands XE XF4

4D-4I Philippines DU

4J 4K Azerbaijan

4L Georgia

4M Venezuela and Islands YV YV0

4N1 6-0 Yugoslavia YU

4S Sri Lanka

4T Peru OA

4U United Nations Organization

4U1ITU 4UnITU United Nations Geneva

4U1SCO UNESCO, Paris F

4U1UN 4UnUN United Nations New York

4U1VIC United Nations Vienna OE

4U1WB World Bank Washington D.C. W

4V Haiti HH

4W East Timor

4X 4Z Israel

5A Libya

5B Cyprus

5C Morocco CN

5H Tanzania

5J 5K Colombia and Islands HK HK0

5L Liberia EL

5N Nigeria

5P Denmark OZ

5R Madagascar

5T Mauritania

5U Niger

5V Togo

5W Western Samoa

5X Uganda

5Z 5Y Kenya

6C Syria YK

6D-6J Mexico and Islands XE-XF4
6K 6L Republic of Korea HL

6O Somalia T5

6P Pakistan AP

6T 6U Sudan and Southern Sudan ST ST0

6W 6V Senegal

6Y Jamaica

7J-7N Japan JA

7O Republic of Yemen

7P Lesotho

7Q Malawi

7S Sweden SM

7X 7W Algeria

7Z Saudi Arabia HZ

8A 8B 8E 8I Indonesia YB

8J Japan JA

8O Botswana A2

8P Barbados

8Q Maldives

8R Guyana

8S Sweden SM

9A Croatia

9G Ghana

9H Malta

9J 9I Zambia

9K Kuwait

9L Sierra Leone

9M2 Malaya (Malaysia)

9M6 Sabah (Malaysia) 9M8

9M8 Sarawak (Malaysia)

9M0 BV9S 1S DU Spratly Archipelago

9N Nepal

9Q 9R Democratic Republic of Congo

9U Burundi

9V Singapore

9W Malaysia (including Sabah & Sarawak) 9M2 8

9X Rwanda

9Y 9Z Trinidad and Tobago