New DXCC Entity - Republic of Kosovo, Z6

Michael, G7VJR, the Club Log guru tweeted on 2018, Jan. 23:

"Provisional arrangements: Z6 maps to REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO, using country code 522, with a start date of 2018-01-21 00:00:00. This is subject to change when ARRL release the technical data but is based on all the info I have today."

CQRlog is sure among the very first loggers resolving Z6 properly and, in accordance with ClubLog/G7VJR introduces Rep. of Kosovo as a regular DXCC Country since 2018-01-21 00:00:00 (subject to change when ARRL release the technical data).


73, Martin, OK1RR


Usage of Z6 prefix is illegal according to ITU

Secretary-General of ITU
Following the inquiry of the Administration of Serbia of 16 March 2018 regarding the use of Call Sign Series Z6 by amateur radio stations of Kosovo*, I would like to provide the following statement:
Pursuant to Article 19 of the Radio Regulations, notably its provisions Nos. 19.28B and 19.33, the management of international series of call signs is a prerogative of ITU. Call sign series can be allocated only to the administrations of the ITU Member States by world radiocommunication conferences or, between radiocommunication conferences, by the ITU Secretary-General. In this respect, the attention of the ITU administrations is drawn to the fact that ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its Member States. 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.

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Re: Usage of Z6 prefix is illegal according to ITU

We know of it since the first moment. Like Club Log, the DXCC criteria apply here, therefore Z6 will remain until its DXCC status oficially changes.
The ITU Operational bulletin can't change the country files, sorry. We will ignore it, our criteria are bound to DXCC.