14DA/D62, Pas-de-Calais, June 2017

Pas-de-Calais PositionAbout the Region

Pas-de-Calais is a department in northern France. Its name is also used in French to refer to the Strait of Dover, which it borders, and comes from the older Norman English usage of the Pale of Calais.

Pas-de-Calais is in the current region of Hauts-de-France and is surrounded by the departments of Nord and Somme, the English Channel, and the North Sea.

Pas-de-CalaisThis picturesque regional DXstination shares a nominal border with the English county of Kent halfway through the Channel Tunnel.

Its principal towns are, on the coast, Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Étaples, and in Artois, Lens, Liévin, Arras, and Saint-Omer.

The inhabitants of the department are called ‘Pas-de-Calaisiens’.

Pas-de-Calais is one of the most densely populated departments of France, and yet it has no large cities.

Please see below the details of DA-RC’s Regional activity in Department 22.


  • QRZ: 14DA/D62
  • Type of activity: Regional
  • Name of Region: Pas-de-Calais
  • Longitude: 2.84735 E (2° 50′ 50” E)
  • Latitude: 50.29318 N (50° 17′ 35” N)
  • QTH locator: JO10KH
  • Activated by: 14DA021 Eric & 14DA024 Christophe
  • Date: Until 500 stations logged
  • QSL Card Available: Yes (See below)
  • QSL Manager: 14DA021 Eric
  • Coordinations: 40 Route de Feuchy, 62223 St Laurent Blangy
  • Contribution: Standard