Tuesday, May 29, 2012

M-V Island Deleted from CQ Countries List

CQ DX Awards Manager Keith Gilbertson, K0KG, reports that Malyj Vysotskij Island (R1M) has been deleted from the CQ countries list. This follows the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club's (DARC's) decision to drop the island from its WAE (Worked All Europe) list. The ARRL dropped the island from the DXCC list in February, as a result of a new treaty between Russia and Finland that ended the island's separate status. CQ's country list is based on a combination of the DXCC and WAE lists, so M-V Island remained active on the CQ list as long as it remained on the WAE list.