A QSL card is a written confirmation of either a radiocommunication between two amateur radio stations or a reception of a signal from a broadcast station. Please find a more detailed description at Wikipedia.

QSL cards of amateur radio stations are only added to my collection if a radio country or an US state or a Canadian province could not be confirmed by a broadcasting station.

My radio country rank is based on the radio countries list of the European DC Council (EDXC).

The current EDXC radio countries list is outdated. The following updates must be added to the current EDXC radio countries list (extinct radio countries are prefixed by the symbol):

 ITU  Zone     Radio country     Remarks   
 BES  11   BONAIRE     since 10 Oct 2010; before that part of †Netherlands Leeward Antilles   
 CUW  11   CURAÇAO     since 10 Oct 2010; before that part of †Netherlands Leeward Antilles   
 BES  11   SINT EUSTATIUS AND SABA   since 10 Oct 2010; before that part of †Netherlands Windward Antilles   
 SXM  11   SINT MAARTEN     since 10 Oct 2010 (= Southern St. Martin); before that part of †Netherlands Windward Antilles   
 BLM  11   ST. BARTHÉLEMY     until 14 Jul 2007 incl. *St. Martin, French   
 MAF  11   ST. MARTIN, FRENCH    since 15 Jul 2007 (= Northern St. Martin); before that part of *St. Barthélemy  
 -  11   †NETHERLANDS LEEWARD ANTILLES    until 9 Oct 2010; then as *Bonaire and *Curaçao; until 31 Dec 1985 incl. *Aruba
 -  11   †NETHERLANDS WINDWARD ANTILLES    until 9 Oct 2010; then as *Sint Eustatius and Saba and *Sint Maarten
 SSD  48   SOUTH SUDAN    since 9 Jul 2011; before that part of *Sudan
 SDN  48   SUDAN    until 8 Jul 2011 incl. *South Sudan

According to the EDXC rule "a certain territory must not be counted both as a current or an extinct country" the following countries are not counted as a radio country in my statistics :

 Bonaire  †Netherlands Leeward Antilles and Curaçao do count
 Czech Republic  †Czechoslovakia and Slovakia do count
 Germany  †Germany, West and †Germany, East do count
 Sint Eustatius and Saba  †Netherlands Windward Antilles and Sint Maarten do count
 Serbia  all other former republics of †Yugoslavia and †Yugoslavia itself do count
 Russia  all other former republics of †USSR and †USSR itself do count
 Vietnam  †Vietnam, South and †Vietnam, North do count
 Yemen  †Yemen, South and †Yemen, North do count

The following territories are also not counted as a radio country in my statistics :

 Banaba  Banaba has been deleted without replacement in the 2007 edition of the EDXC radio countries list
 Daitō Islands  Daitō Islands have been deleted without replacement in the 2007 edition of the EDXC radio countries list
 International Waters  is not a valid radio country

My statistics :

 Statistics Broadcasting stations   Amateur radio stations   Total  
 QSL cards 466   118   584  
 Radio countries 194   112   306  


Links

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