Re: Z6 to YU

Alec SP2EWQ <aleksander.otulak@...>
 

 

 

Dave,

 

All these contacts are officially confirmed by LoTW as REPUBLIC of KOSOVO as

Z6 maps to REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO, using country code 522, with a start date of 2018-01-21 00:00:00’

Take the first callsign as an example (snippet from LoTW):

 

 

SP2EWQ Recompute Actions Report 05-gru-2019

Call              Date              Band     Mode        DXCC ID  DXCC Entity                        Error, or Action

Z66DH             2018-12-17 0841   40M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-17 1048   30M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-17 0946   20M      SSB         296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-18 0850   20M      SSB         296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-18 0728   40M      SSB         296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-17 2130   80M      SSB         296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-18 1740   80M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-16 2238   160M     CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-11 1402   40M      FT8         296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-19 1320   15M      SSB         296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-19 1232   15M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-19 2128   160M     SSB         296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66DH             2018-12-19 2042   20M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66X              2019-01-25 1536   80M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66X              2019-01-25 1533   160M     CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66X              2019-01-25 2317   160M     CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z66X              2019-01-25 0807   30M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z68M              2019-02-01 2042   80M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z68M              2019-01-27 1906   160M     CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z68M              2019-01-28 2246   160M     FT8         296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

Z68M              2019-01-28 0934   30M      CW          296      Serbia                             Action: changed DXCC prefix from Z6 to YU

 

 

AGAIN,

DXKeeper recomputation facility is ABSOLUTELY FAULTY in this respect.

 

Best regards,

Alec

 

 

 

 

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
Sent: Friday, December 6, 2019 9:01 AM
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DXLab] Z6 to YU

 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 11:44 PM, Alec SP2EWQ wrote:

be serious, man - Z6 was NEVER Serbia.
Z6 has been either 'NOT VALID FOR DXCC' or 'KOSOVO'.

Read that
http://www.arrl.org/news/assigning-kosovo-z6-call-signs-unauthorized-and-illegal-itu-secretary-general-says
Quote
' “ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its member states,” Houlin Zhou said. “Consequently, the utilization of call signs series Z6 by any entity without a formal allocation and consent of the ITU represents an unauthorized and illegal usage of this international numbering resource.”
Unquote

Repair that recomputing facility,
please...

+ Z6 callsigns used prior to January 21, 2018 were located in the Kosovo region of the DXCC entity of Serbia. Contacts made with Z6 callsigns prior to January 21, 2018 are not valid for DXCC; it is your responsibility to set the "QSL Rcvd" items of such callsigns to 'I'. Note that contacts with such callsigns prior to January 21, 2018 do count as the Kosovo region of Serbia for CQ awards.

+ A logged QSO that specifies a DXCC Country Code of 296 (Serbia) and a DXCC Prefix of Z6 is inconsistent, and therefore erroneous. DXKeeper's Recompute function will correctly repair such an inconsistency by changing the QSO's DXCC Prefix to be consistent with its Country Code - in this case, by setting the QSO's DXCC Prefix to YU (Serbia). Again, it is your responsibility to set the "QSL Rcvd" items of such callsigns to 'I', since they are invalid for DXCC.

       73,
  
                 Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

 

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