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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD033 (2012)

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ARLD033 ITU Assigns New Prefix for Niue: E6A-E6Z

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DX Bulletin 33  ARLD033
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 14, 2012
To all radio amateurs   

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ARLD033 ITU Assigns New Prefix for Niue: E6A-E6Z

On August 3, the ITU updated its Table of International Call Sign
Series to reflect a call sign change for Niue. The island will now
have the entire E6 prefix block. Niue -- an island approximately
1500 miles northeast of New Zealand -- is a self-governing island
nation that has been in free association with New Zealand since
1974. Prior to the change, the island used ZK2. According to the CIA
World Factbook, Niue is about 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC,
and has a population of almost 1300 people.
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