#35: R1MVI – Malyj Vysotskij

One of “those” entities – gerrymandered by those who were “creative” and could then claim they were the first to activate the place.

EU ITU Zone: 29 CQ Zone: 16

Added to the DXCC List: added 1989 – Deleted 2015 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maly_Vysotsky_Island



Rareness Factor: artificially very rare at the time

Current Clublog Most Wanted (as of this writing): —


Year Call
1989 4J1FS
1992 4J1FM, 4J1FW, 4J1FS,
1999 R1MV, R1MVA
2002 R1MVI
2005 R1MVW, R1MVC

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Bullshit Entity


I’m not interested in the “gerrymandered” DXCC entities – yes – even if I did work them. BS7H is the supreme rediculous entity in this class of entities, and buildings in cities and funny monasteries are other examples. I’ll lambaste them when I get to them. I suppose everyone has their own DXCC pet peeves. This one is mine.

DXCC Entity “Vital Stats”

The QSO was made during West Coast evening during the West Coast morning, and the solar conditions were close to the second peak of Cycle 23:

Cycle23 Start 1996-08 Number 11.2 Peak 2001-11 Number 180.3 Years to Rise 5.3 Years to Fall 7 Cycle Length 12.3

Important DXCC Resources

  1. ARRL DXCC Standings – http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-standings
  2. LOTW – https://lotw.arrl.org/cgi-bin/lotw_page_auth/default
  3. Clublog – https://clublog.org/index.php
  4. The History of the DXCC by (me) – History of the DXCC

BTW – I think the best DXCC List is either found at Clublog or in LOTW. The ARRL DXCC Desk and other parts of its web site regarding DXCC almost look abandoned. Luckily, LOTW and their standings lists look well kept, supported and looked after.

Parting Shots

Was only on the list about 15 years.