Worked DXCC from Africa

Extracted from notes from Bob Leo, W6PBV
The logs of the Gatti Hallicrafters Expedition 1947-1948 are lost, unfortunately. Bob had his own logbook (the number 7 one) with him on the expedition. Bob noted a total of 3,822 QSOs. The operators did work 122 countries and 39 CQ zones From VQ3HGE, Tanganyika. Only missing zone 23, Tibet, and missing the state of Montana. The states of Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Rhode Island and Wyoming where not worked from VQ4EHG, Kenya We must be very glad there are such institutes as the QSL museum in Austria. But also individuals, like Tom, K8CX, and Gerard, PA1AT, are collecting QSL-cards from those early hams. Even I have made QSOs with some of the stations, mentioned below in the VQ3EHG table, below. Thanks to all for the illustrations.  
 
VQ3HGE first QSOs
Country Call Date Country Call Date Country Call Date
USA W4KUV 20-2-1948 Ethiopia ET3AF 20-3-1948 Arabia HZ1JC  
AustraliaVK3DQ 21-2-1948 Suez MD5AF 20-3-1948 Argentina LU5BM  
England G8GB 21-2-1948 China C7AT23-3-1948 Asiatic USSR UA9DP 
New ZealandZL2FA 21-2-1948 DenmarkOZ5KW 23-3-1948 Austria MB9BA  
CanadaVE2DX 22-2-1948 HawaiiW6ORT/KH6 23-3-1948 AzerbaianUF6KAB  
Germany D4AAY 22-2-1948 Mauritius VQ8AD 23-3-1948 Barbados VP6CDI  
Italy I1WI 22-2-1948 Sudan ST2FU 23-3-1948 Brazil PY2OS  
South Africa ZS5YF 22-2-1948 Yugoslavia YU7UV 23-3-1948 British GuianaVP5AR  
Cuba CM9AA23-2-1948 Fr. Marocco CN8BK 24-3-1948 Canal Zone KZ5RS  
Eritrea W6VKV/I6 23-2-1948 Iraq YI2AM 24-3-1948 Equador HC2OL  
Tanganyika VQ3TOM 23-2-1948 North RhodesiaVQ2DH 24-3-1948 Estonia UR2KAA  
CzechoslowakiaOK2MV 24-2-1948 RoumeniaYR5J 24-3-1948 Falklands VP8AD  
FranceF9DI 24-2-1948 WalesGW4CX 24-3-1948 Fr. Eq. Africa FQ8SN  
Ireland EI3J 24-2-1948 Burma XZ2JB 25-3-1948 Gold Coast ZD4AH  
KenyaVQ4HGB 24-2-1948 IranEP3H 25-3-1948 Guatemala TG9AD  
NetherlandsPA0UN 24-2-1948 MoldaviaUO5AC 25-3-1948 Hong KongVS6AE  
NorwayLA5R 24-2-1948 UgandaVQ5JTW 25-3-1948 IcelandTF3EA  
RussiaUA3KAB 24-2-1948 UkraineUB5KBA 25-3-1948 Island of ManGD3UB  
SwedenSM5JV 24-2-1948 White Russia UC2CD 25-3-1948 Japan J2AHI  
BelgiumON4HP 25-2-1948 Armenia UG6WD 26-3-1948 KazahkstanUL7BS  
Br. North BorneoVS4VR 25-2-1948 Chile CE1AH26-3-1948 LatviaUQ2KAA 
FinlandOH2OB 25-2-1948 MadeiraCT3AB 26-3-1948 LuxembourgLX1BG  
Hungary HA8Z 25-2-1948 PakistanAP2D 26-3-1948 MidwayKM6AH  
OkinawaJ9ABH 25-2-1948 TurkomanUH8KAA 26-3-1948 NewfoundlandVO6AD  
SwitserlandHB9GA 25-2-1948 Channel IslandsGC4LI29-3-1948 Nigeria ZD2RGY  
GuamW7JEF/KG6 02-3-1948 Fr. CamerounFQ3AT/FE 29-3-1948 Paragua ZP7FA 
GreeceSV1RX 03-3-1948 North Ireland GI5TK 29-3-1948 PortugalCT1LZ  
MexicoXE1AC 04-3-1948 Tadhzik UJ8AE 29-3-1948 Puerto RicoKP4AA  
South RhodesiaZE2JA 05-3-1948 AdenVS9AN 30-3-1948 SiamHS1SS  
OmanVS9ET 06-3-1948 Fed.VS2CB 30-3-1948 Sierra LeoneZD1LQ  
PalestineZC6NN 06-3-1948 PeruOA4AK 30-3-1948 SingaporeVS1BG  
MozambiqueCR7VAL 07-3-1948 PalmyraKP6AA 25-5-1948 So West AfricaZS3D  
Ceylon VS7RM 13-3-1948 Gibraltar ZB2A 29-5-1948 SpainEA7AV  
ScotlandGM8RJ 13-3-1948 Fr. West AfricaFF8FP 31-5-1948 Trans JordanZC1IL  
LebanonAR8AB 14-3-1948 KoreaHL1AV 06-7-1948 TriesteI1NZ/T 
AzerbaijanUD6KBA19-3-1948 SomaliaMD4TH 06-7-1948 TrinidadVP4TZ  
IndiaVU2EH 19-3-1948 Canton IslandsKB6AD 08-7-1948 Tristan da CunhaZD9AA  
MaltaZB1L 19-3-1948 AfganistanYA3B   TunesiaFT4AN  
PhiliphinesKA1AF 19-3-1948 AlaskaKL7NK   UruguayCX4CS  
Uzbek UI8KAA19-3-1948 AlgeriaFA8BG   VenezuelaYV5AY  
Belg. CongoOQ5CF 20-3-1948 AngolaCR6AN       
 

 
The Gatti-Hallicrafters Expedition QSOs in 1948
Call Start End QSO# W6PBV W0LHS Ctry# Zones States
VQ4EHG Kenya Jan 21 Feb 16 942 620 322 51 24 42
VQ3HGE Tanganyika Feb 20  Jul 06 Jun 13  Jul 09 2629 2447 182 122 39 47
VQ5GHE Uganda Jun 20  Jun 26 Jun 21  Jun 27 233 233 0 19 1330
VQ5HEG Uganda Jun 27 Jun 27 18 18 0 3 47
Total Jan 21 Jul 0938223318 504 1233948