LOCATION: 12'30" N, 69'58" W
ARUBA GRIDS: FK42 or FK52
Aruba is a small island in the Southern Caribbean Sea, just 31 km (19 miles) north of the South American coast. My QTH falls in grid FK42, but those on the East side are in FK52.
On January 1, 1986, Aruba received it's Status Apartus. Thereby, Aruba gained full autonomy in internal affairs from the Netherlands Antilles upon the separation. As a direct result of this new political separation, Aruba became a new DXCC country. While DX'ers could enjoy the newly activated P4 for a new country, collectors found a whole new country for stamps, currency and phone cards.
1986- 2011: It is already 25 years that Aruba received its Status Aparte, and thus the P4 callsign.
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last updated: 22-Mar-15