This morning I worked the station FP/VE2XB on 17 meters. Mike was skillfully running a nice pile-up, so I didn’t try to ragchew the DX. After a quick exchange I signed and was left in a quandary, FP? Through the magic of the internet I learned that FP is the prefix for St. Pierre and Miquenol Islands. What surprised me was that this is actually a territory of France, located at the end of a string of islands off Newfoundland. Wikipedia has a nice write up about it, describing it’s colonization since the 17th century, and that during World War II Canada even considered invading it!
I don’t know how I got mixed up with you guys, but this ham radio sure is taking me a lot of places.