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-046||9M2SE||6 May 2015||6 Jul 2015|
|AS-084||DS2GOO/4||27 May 2015||29 May 2015|
|EU-125||5P9Z/P||23 May 2015||31 May 2015|
RSGB IOTA Management is pleased to announce the appointment with effect from 9 May 2015 of two new checkpoints to cover the central East European countries previously covered by Alex HA7UW (SK). George Szabadkay, HA5WA has agreed to take on checkpoint duties for Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Augustyn Wawrzynek, SP6BOW has agreed to accept a similar task for Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. His email is email@example.com. Their mailing addresses are OK in QRZ.com. We welcome George and Augustyn to the team and look forward to an increase in IOTA awareness in their areas. IOTA Participants in these countries, please note your new checkpoint.
G3KMA, 09 May 2015
At a time when we have just published the IOTA Honour Roll and Annual Listings it is appropriate to remind IOTA DXpeditioners that the Programme owes a lot to SWLs – Geoff Watts was after all an SWL – and that replying to SWL cards should be treated as a standard requirement after an operation. To progress in IOTA SWLs need your cards as well; please do not forget to reply to them.
G3KMA, 03 Apr 2015
The 2015 Honour Roll and Annual Listings have been posted on this website at http://www.rsgbiota.org/info/ and also on the IOTA Manager's website at http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com. It is noticeable how scores are now beginning to bunch, closing in on the top position at 1110 groups. 168 record-holders have scores over 1000 and 484 over 750 which is the number required for the IOTA Plaque. Congratulations to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in the last year.
G3KMA, 25 Mar 2015
Official registration for the 20th Anniversary IOTA Dinner at Visalia has started. Those of you wishing to attend need to fill out a short registration form and then make payment either by PayPal or via snail mail. PayPal is preferred. The deadline for registration and payment is 31 March 2015. The website URL is: http://www.k6vva.com/iotadinner.
G3KMA, 19 Mar 2015
The Publishers of DX-World will again take a stand at Friedrichshafen in June. This year, continuing their pursuit of financial support for IOTA DXpeditions they are planning to auction some items received from team members of various island DXpeditions over the last few months. A number of attractive items have already been promised, including signed flags from some of the rarest islands recently activated and various items of memorabilia contributed by IOTA Management. The plan is still at an early stage and the team looks to readers to help them with ideas (or even products you may wish to donate) to generate that extra revenue for future IOTA DXpeditions. Please get in touch with the DX-World Team if you have something unique, quirky or funny you would be willing to donate for auction for this very worthwhile cause. Full details are at http://www.dx-world.net/small-update-from-dx-world/.
G3KMA, 19 Mar 2015
|Time:||Callsign:||Frequency:||Comment:||Spotted by:||IOTA Ref:|
|17 mins. ago.||YB4IR/7||10106||IOTA OC-268 CQING (Q5 COPY)||W4FOA||OC-268|
|29 mins. ago.||OY6BEC/B||50402||IP62OA<ES>KO25TM 559-579 QSB||LY8O||EU-018|
|31 mins. ago.||EA8/LY9Y||21006.9||FB SIG||JF2TOG||AF-004|
|34 mins. ago.||OY6BEC||50402||HP94AC<ES>IP62OA||TF3ML||EU-018|
|35 mins. ago.||EA8/LY9Y||21006.9||CHEBRA RENKASI||IT9EQO||AF-004|
|57 mins. ago.||MUF||144000||MUF >120MHZ DIR TA||OK1TEH||EU-114|
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