An amateur radio award programme, encouraging radio amateurs to contact the world's islands
The following activations have been notified to us, or to services such as 425 DX News, as being expected to be active now. For more details, click on the activation's callsign, or click on a reference number for more information about the island group.
|AS-049||JI3DST/6||27 Dec 2014||4 Jan 2015|
|AS-049||JS6RRR/6||27 Dec 2014||4 Jan 2015|
|AS-143||BA7CK||25 Dec 2014||9 Jan 2015|
|NA-076||KG4JSZ||28 Dec 2014||30 Dec 2014|
|OC-224||YB4IR/8||28 Dec 2014||31 Dec 2014|
At this festive time the IOTA Committee would like to thank all who have supported the IOTA Programme in 2014, whether as resident islanders, DXpeditioners, chasers, or as a part of programme management and wishes them and their families the very best of Season’s Greetings and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2015.
G3KMA, 23 Dec 2014
IOTA enthusiasts are reminded that the last date for mailing applications or updates to checkpoints for inclusion in the 2015 Honour Roll and other performance tables is 31 January 2015. If postmarked after that date, they will be processed in the normal way but the scores will be held over to the following year's listing. It is important that participants who have not updated since the 2010 annual listings and wish to remain listed should make a submission on or before 31 January 2015.
G3KMA, 23 Dec 2014
Record-holders who have made IOTA contacts in an IOTA contest after 2003, can claim credit for them without submitting QSLs, provided that the contact details match, either by manually entering the QSO information on the input form or by uploading a Cabrillo format log. The 2014 IOTA Contest data has now been uploaded to the IOTA database and is available for QSO matching.
G3KMA, 23 Dec 2014
The IOTA Committee have been made aware that Dino Island no longer meets the requirements laid down for qualification for IOTA and have decided that it should be withdrawn from EU-144 with effect from 1 January 2015. The distance separating the island from the mainland has reduced as the beach area gradually encroached into the channel and is now significantly less than the required 200 metres. Credit will continue to be given for contacts with Dino made before 1 January 2015. The Committee has agreed to regard the following additional islets as counting for EU-144: Isca Maggiore, Isca Minore, Furmiculi Rocks, Godano and Mantineo - see the Italian Islands Award (IIA) list at http://www.ari.it for the exact locations.
G3KMA, 30 Nov 2014
With reference to the website notice of 27 September 2014 (see http://www.rsgbiota.org/info/news.php), the IT Team to take IOTA project development forward has now been appointed. It consists of Johan PA3EXX (Team Leader), Jim G3VDB, Vincent F4BKV, Bob MD0CCE on the technical side with Cezar VE3LYC and Roger G3KMA representing the users. As mentioned, the main focus will be on the development of online island credit submission (Paperless QSLing) as a new feature of the programme. The team have already started work with the aim of submitting the initial Project Proposal by the Spring.
G3KMA, 22 Nov 2014
|Time:||Callsign:||Frequency:||Comment:||Spotted by:||IOTA Ref:|
|4 mins. ago.||EA6UN||24902||VA3QR||EU-004|
|8 mins. ago.||KG4JSZ||21260||NA-076||N2OCS||NA-015|
|8 mins. ago.||EA6UN||24902||NM5M||EU-004|
|11 mins. ago.||KP4NS||28345||CQ DX PUERTO RICO||WP4OUT||NA-099|
|13 mins. ago.||KG4JSZ||21260||NA-076 TNX||EA1BUL||NA-015|
|20 mins. ago.||EA6UN||24899||HA6VH||EU-004|
|20 mins. ago.||OY9R||21070||TU 73!||OP4D||EU-018|
|21 mins. ago.||OY9R||21069.7||IZ0AWG-1||EU-018|
|24 mins. ago.||EA6NB||24896.7||HEARD IN PA||W3LPL-3||EU-004|
|28 mins. ago.||KP4NS||28545||CQ DX||WP4OUT||NA-099|
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