Postwar Countries List
Official List for ARRL DX Contest and the Postwar DXCC
From QST, February 1947, pp. 49 – 50
MANY of the DX men have been at a loss to appraise accurately their postwar DX accomplishments because the last revised Countries List was made up back in 1939 and, since that time, many areas have been shuffled about and postwar stations have cropped up in locations never before considered. To reach as satisfactory a revision as possible, a committee made up of G2MI for the R.S.G.B. slant, W6QD and his advisory group of several prominent W6s, and a five-man ARRL Headquarters group has been collaborating during the past few months to revise the list and polish off the rough edges. A number of changes have been made, but they have been made almost unanimously, so it is felt that the present list is a good cross-section of opinion. A careful check of the list will show that a number of countries have been added, and that several have been deleted or combined.
Naturally there will be some difference of opinion by some of the DX men, and the collaborators will be pleased to entertain any criticisms.