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ARRL DX Bulletin ARLD052 (2007)

ARLD052 New DXCC entity

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DX Bulletin 52  ARLD052
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 19, 2007
To all radio amateurs   

ARLD052 New DXCC entity

The ARRL DXCC Desk is pleased to announce the addition of St
Barthelemy (FJ) to the DXCC List, making the island entity number
338 with an effective date of 14 December, 2007. Cards with contacts
dated December 14, 2007 or after will be accepted for DXCC credit.
New card submissions for St Barthelemy will not be accepted until
January 1, 2008 in order to allow time for administrative

The "event date" that caused St. Barthelemy to be added to the DXCC
list was December 14, 2007, the date the US State Department Fact
sheet was updated by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. This
update added St Barthelemy to the List of Dependencies and Areas of
Special Sovereignty with its Administrative Center in Gustavia,
qualifying it under DXCC rules in Section II -- 1 Political Entities

French St Martin (FS), while also added to the List of Dependencies
and Areas of Special Sovereignty, will remain on the DXCC List, but
it is now considered a Point 1 Political Entity under the same
classification as that of St Barthelemy.

Please direct any questions you may have about St Barthelemy, St
Martin or the DXCC program to the ARRL DXCC Desk at,