Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Prefix for Niue

Niue (blue box) - now with the E6 prefix - is about 1700 miles
northeast of New Zealand. (CIA World Factbook map)

The island nation of Niue has been assigned the E6 prefix block by the International Telecommunication Union. According to the ARRL Letter, Niue has been "in free association with New Zealand" - some 1700 miles away - since 1974 and until now has used the ZK2 prefix.