WAZ Länderliste

Zone 1. Northwestern Zone of North America: KL (Alaska), VY1 Yukon, VE8 the Northwest and VY0 Nunavut Territories west of 102 degrees (Includes the islands of Victoria, Banks, Melville, and Prince Patrick).

Zone 2. Northeastern Zone of North America: VO2 (Labrador), the portion of VE2 Quebec north of the 50th parallel, and Nunavut Territories east of 102 degrees (Includes the islands of King Christian, King William. Prince of Wales, Somerset, Bathurst, Devon, Ellesmere, Baffin and the Melville and Boothia Peninsulas, excluding Akimiski Island, Bear Islands and East Pen Island in Hudson Bay).

Zone 3. Western Zone of North America: VE7 (British Columbia), W6, and the W7 states of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Zone 4. Central Zone of North America: VE3 (Ontario), VE4 (Manitoba), VE5 (Saskatchewan), VE6 (Alberta), VY0 Akimiski Island, and Bear Islands, East Pen Island in Hudson Bay. The W7 states of Montana and Wyoming, W0, W9, W8 (except West Virginia), W5, and the W4 states of Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Zone 5. Eastern Zone of North America: 4U1UN, CY9 (St. Paul Is.), CY0 (Sable Is.), FP (St. Pierre & Miquelon), VE1 (New Brunswick) and VE9 (Nova Scotia), VY2 (Prince Edward Is.), VO1 (Newfoundland) and the portion of VE2 Quebec south of the 50th parallel. VP9 (Bermuda), W1, W2, W3 and the W4 states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and the W8 state of West Virginia.

Zone 6. Southern Zone of North America: XE (Mexico), XF4 (Revilla Gigedo).

Zone 7. Central American Zone: FO (Clipperton), HK0 (San Andres). HP, HR. TG, TI, TI9, V3, YN and YSCentral American Zone: FO (Clipperton), HK0 (San Andres Is.), HP (Panama), HR (Honduras), TG (Guatemala), TI (Costa Rica), TI9 (Cocos Is.), V3 (Belize), YN (Nicaragua) and YS (El Salvador).

Zone 8. West Indies Zone: C6 (Bahamas), CO (Cuba), FG (Guadeloupe), FM (Martinique), FS (Saint Martin), HH (Haiti), HI (Dominican Republic), J3 (Grenada), J6 (St. Lucia), J7 (Dominica), J8 (St. Vincent), KG4 (Guantanamo Base), KP1 (Navassa Is.), KP2 Virgin Islands), KP4 (Puerto Rico), KP5 (Navassa Is.), PJ (Saba, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius),(Antigua and Barbuda), V4 (St. Kitts and Nevis), VP2E (Anguilla), VP2M (Montserrat), VP2V (British Virgin Is.), VP5 (Turks and Caicos Is.), YV0 (Aves Is.), ZF (Cayman Is.), 6Y (Jamaica), and 8P (Barbados).

Zone 9. Northern Zone of South America: FY (French Guyana), HK (Colombia), HK0 (Malpelo Is.), P4 (Aruba), PJ (Bonaire, Curacao), PZ (Surinam), YV (Venezuela), 8R (Guiana), and 9Y (Trinidad and Tobago Is.).

Zone 10. Western Zone of South America: CP (Bolivia), HC (Ecuador), HC8 (Galapagos Is.), and OA (Peru).

Zone 11. Central Zone of South America: PY (Brazil), PY0 (Fernando de Noronha, PY0 (St. Peter and Paul Rocks) and PY0 Trinidad & Martin Vaz, ZP (Paraguay).

Zone 12. Southwest Zone of South America: CE (Chile), CE0 (Easter Is.), CE0 (Juan Fernandez Is.), CE0 (San Felix Is.), 3Y (Peter I) and some Antarctic stations (See Notes Below).

Zone 13. Southeast Zone of South America: CX (Uruguay), LU (Argentina), All VP8 Islands, and some Antarctic stations (See Notes Below)

Zone 14. Western Zone of Europe: C3 (Andorra), CT (Portugal), CU (Azores Is.), DL (Germany), EA (Spain), EA6 (Balearic Is.), El (Ireland), F (France), G (England), GD (Isle of Man), GI (Northern Ireland), GJ (Jersey), GM (Scotland), GU (Guernsey), GW (Wales), HB (Switzerland), HB0 (Liechtenstein), LA (Norway), LX (Luxembourg), ON (Belgium), OY (Faroe Is.), OZ (Denmark), PA (Netherlands), SM (Sweden), ZB (Gibraltar), 3A (Monaco) and 4U1ITU (ITU, Geneva).

Zone 15. Central European Zone: ES (Estonia), HA (Hungary), HV (Vatican), I (Italy), IS0 (Sardinia), LY (Lithuania), OE (Austria), OH (Finland), OH0 (Aland Is.), OJ0 (Market Reef), OK (Czech Rep.), OM (Slovakia), S5 (Slovenia), SP (Poland), T7 (San Marino), T9 (Bosnia & Herzegovina), TK (Corsica), UA2, (Kaliningrad), YL (Latvia), YU (Serbia), 4O (Montenegro), ZA (Albania), Z3 (Macedonia), 1A0 (SMOM), 9A (Croatia), 9H (Malta) and 4U1VIC (UN Center Vienna).

Zone 16. Eastern Zone of Europe: EW (Belarus), ER (Moldova), R1M (MV Island), UA1, UA3. UA4, UA6, UA9 (S, W), and UR (Ukraine).

Zone 17. Western Zone of Siberia: EX (Kirgizstan), EY (Tajikistan), EZ (Turkmenistan), UA9 (A, C, F, G, J. K, L, M, Q, X), UK (Uzbekistan), UN (Kazakhstan).

Zone 18. Central Siberian Zone: UA8 (T, V), UA9 (H, O, U, Y, Z), and UA0 (A, B, H, O, S, U, W.)

Zone 19. Eastern Siberian Zone: UA0 (C, D, F, I, J, K, L, Q, X, Z)

Zone 20. Balkan Zone: E4 (Palestine), JY (Jordan), LZ (Bulgaria), OD (Lebanon), SV (Greece), SV/A (Mt. Athos), SV5 (Dodecanese), SV9 (Crete), TA (Turkey), YK (Syria), YO (Romania), ZC4 (UK Sov. Base), 4X (Israel) and 5B (Cyprus).

Zone 21. Southwestern Zone of Asia: A4 (Oman), A6 (United Arab Emirates), A7 (Qatar), A9 (Bahrain), AP (Pakistan), EK (Armenia), EP (Iran), HZ (Saudi Arabia), YA (Afghanistan), YI (Iraq), 4J (Azerbaijan), 4L (Georgia), 7O (excluding Socotra I. and Abd al Kuri Is.) and 9K (Kuwait).

Zone 22. Southern Zone of Asia: A5 (Bhutan), S2 (Bangladesh), VU (India), VU (Lakshadweep Is.), 4S (Sri Lanka), 8Q (Maldives.), and 9N (Nepal).

Zone 23. Central Zone of Asia: JT (Mongolia), UA0Y, BY3G‑L (NeiMenggu), BY9G‑L (GanSu), BY9M‑R (NingXia), BY9S‑Z (QingHai) and BY0.

Zone 24. Eastern Zone of Asia: BV9P (Pratas Is.), BV (Taiwan), BY1, BY2, BY3A‑F (TianJin), BY3M‑R (HeBei), BY3S-X (ShanXi), BY4, BY5, BY6, BY7, BY8, BY9A‑F (ShaanXi), VR (Hong Kong), and XX (Macau).

Zone 25. Japanese Zone: HL (South Korea), JA (Japan), and P5 (North Korea).

Zone 26. Southeastern Zone of Asia: E2 (Thailand), VU (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), XV (Vietnam), XU (Cambodia), XW (Laos), XZ (Myanmar), and 1S/9M0 (Spratly Islands)

Zone 27. Philippine Zone: BS7 (Scarborough Reef), DU (Philippines), JD1 (Minami Torishima), JD1 (Ogasawara), T8 (Palau), KH2 (Guam), KH0 (Mariana Is.), V6 (Fed. States of Micronesia).

Zone 28. Indonesian Zone: H4 (Solomon Is.), P2 (Papua New Guinea), V8 (Brunei), YB (Indonesia), 4W (East Timor), 9M (West and East Malaysia) and 9V (Singapore).

Zone 29. Western Zone of Australia: VK6 (Western Australia), VK8 (Northern Territory), VK9X (Christmas Is.), VK9C (Cocos‑Keeling Is.) and some Antarctic stations (See Notes Below)

Zone 30. Eastern Zone of Australia: FK/C (Chesterfield Is.), VK1 (Capital Territory), VK2 (New South Wales), VK3 (Victoria) and VK4 (Queensland), VK5 (South Australia), VK7 (Tasmania), VK9L (Lord Howe Is.), VK9M (Mellish Reef), VK9 (Willis Is.), VK0M (Macquarie Is.) and some Antarctic stations (See Notes Below).

Zone 31. Central Pacific Zone: C2 (Nauru), FO (Marquesas), KH1 (Baker & Howland Is.), KH3 (Johnson Is.), KH4 (Midway Is.), KH5K (Kingman Reef), KH5 (Palmyra & Jarvis), KH6 (Hawaii), KH7K (Kure), KH9 (Wake Is), T2 (Tuvalu), T30 (Western Kiribati), T31 (Central Kiribati), and T32 (Eastern Kiribati),T33 (Bananba Is), V7 (Marshall Is.), and ZK3 (Tokelau)

Zone 32. New Zealand Zone: A3 (Tonga),  E5 (North and South Cook Is.) FK New Caledonia but NOT Chesterfield Is.), FO (French Polynesia and Austral Is. but NOT Marquesas and Clipperton), FW (Wallis Is.), H40 (Temotu), KH8 (American Samoa), KH8S (Swains), VK9N (Norfolk Is.), VP6 (Pitcairn and Ducie), YJ (Vanuatu),  ZK2 (Niue Is.), ZL (New Zealand), ZL7 (Chatham Is.), ZL8 (Kermadec Is.), ZL9 (Auckland and Campbell Is.), 3D2 (Fiji, Rotuma, and Conway Reef), 5W (Western Samoa) and some Antarctic stations (See Notes Below).

Zone 33. Northwestern Zone of Africa: CN (Morocco), CT3 (Madeira Is), EA8 (Canary Is.), EA9 (Ceuta and/or Melilla), IG9 (Pelagic Is.), IH9 & IG9 (Pantelleria Is. or Pelagic Islands), S0 (Western Sahara), 3V (Tunisia), and 7X (Algeria).

Zone 34. Northeastern Zone of Africa: ST (Sudan), SU (Egypt), and 5A (Libya).

Zone 35. Central Zone of Africa: C5 (The Gambia), D4 (Cape Verde Is.), EL (Liberia), J5 (Guinea Bissau), TU (Cote d’Ivoire), TY (Benin), TZ (Mali), XT (Burkina Faso), 3X (Guinea), 5N (Nigeria), 5T (Mauritania), 5U (Niger), 5V (Togo), 6W (Senegal), 9G (Ghana) and 9L (Sierra Leone).

Zone 36. Equatorial Zone of Africa: D2 (Angola), S9 (Sao Tome & Principe), TJ (Cameroon), TL (Central African Rep.), TN (Congo), TR (Gabon), TT (Chad), ZD7 (St. Helena Is.), ZD8 (Ascension Is.), 3C (Equatorial Guinea), 3C0 (Annobon Is.), 9J (Zambia), 9Q (Democratic Rep. of Congo), 9U (Burundi) and 9X (Rwanda).

Zone 37. Eastern Zone of Africa: C9 (Mozambique), ET (Ethiopia), E3 (Eritrea), J2 (Djibouti), T5 (Somalia), 5H (Tanzania),5X (Uganda), 5Z (Kenya), 7O (Socotra and Abd al Kuri islands ONLY) and 7Q (Malawi).

Zone 38. South African Zone: A2 (Botswana), V5 (Namibia), ZD9 (Tristan da Cunha & Gough Is.), Z2 (Zimbabwe), ZS (South Africa) and ZS8 (Marion Is), 3DA (Swaziland), 3Y (Bouvet Is.), 7P (Lesotho), and some Antarctic stations (See Notes Below)

Zone 39. Madagascar Zone: D6 (Comoros), FH (Mayotte), FR (Reunion, Glorioso, Juan de Nova and Tromelin), FT‑W (Crozet Is.), FT-X (Kerguelen Is.), FT‑Z (Amsterdam & St. Paul Is.), S7 (Seychelles), VK0 (Heard Is.), VQ9 (Chagos), 3B6/7 (Agalega & St.Brandon Is.), 3B8 (Mautitius Is.), 3B9 (Rodriguez Is.), 5R (Madagascar) and some Antarctic stations (See Notes Below)

Zone 40. North Atlantic Zone: JW(Svalbard), JX (Jan Mayen), OX (Greenland), R1FJ (Franz Josef Land), and TF (Iceland).


Antarctic notes:

The boundaries of CQ zones 12, 13, 29, 30, 32, 38 and 39 converge at the South Pole.

Stations KC4AAA and KC4USN are at the South Pole, and will count for any one of the listed zones.

Most Antarctic stations indicate their zone on the QSL card.

A few stations and their zones are 4K1A 39, 4K1B 29, 4K1C 29, 4K1D 36, 4K1E 29, 4K1F 13, 4K1G 30, 4K1H 32, 4K1J 13, 8J1RL 39, CE9 13, DP0 36. FT-Y 30, HF0POL 13, HL5BDS 13, KC4AAC 13, KC4AAD 13, KC4AAE 29, KC4USB 32, KC4USV 30, LU-Z 13, VK0GM 29, VP8ME 38; YB8ANT 38, and ZL5AA 30.

The list changes frequently. Questions regarding the zone of this page is a corrected version of CQ Magazine's 'official' list, which you can see at

The list changes frequently. Questions regarding the zone of a particular Antarctic station should be directed to the WAZ Manager.

This list is a corrected version of CQ Magazine's 'official' list, which you can see at

Their version '1/8/04' contains more than 20 mistakes, not including punctuation.

Despite a number of emails, they have not bothered to correct it.

Remarks made by Tim Makins (EI8IC).

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