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An amateur radio award programme, encouraging radio amateurs to contact the world's islands

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Today's activations

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.

Ref. No.Callsign:FromTo
OC-195VK7FG 6 Mar 2015 9 Mar 2015
OC-195VK7FG 6 Mar 2015 9 Mar 2015
SA-006PJ4/DG1SGW 1 Mar 201512 Mar 2015
 

News

It is with great sadness that I report the unexpected death on 20 February 2015 of Sandor "Alex" Gyorfi, HA7UW. Alex had been a conscientious IOTA checkpoint since October 2005 and during these ten years had shown himself to be a great supporter and friend of IOTA. He served the HA amateurs over a very long period as the chief of the QSL bureau, setting a gold standard that was impossible to exceed. Since retiring because of health problems, his family and amateur radio were his life. He was a real enthusiast. I am told that IOTA was his favourite of all – he liked award chasing not only for the QSOs but all the arrangements around it. Checking news, exchanging information, researching historical or geographical info and spreading it was a prime activity. It created a social circle around him that helped him to get through the difficult periods of increasing poor health. The IOTA Community expresses heart-felt thanks to our friend Alex. You will be missed, R.I.P. (Written with the help of Zoli HA1AG and Steve HA0DU)

G3KMA, 25 Feb 2015

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

 

Latest IOTA DX Spots

Time:Callsign:Frequency:Comment:Spotted by:IOTA Ref:
1 mins. ago.P49Y14218LOUDYB6NESA-036
1 mins. ago.VP2MLL21342.2 KF7PBMNA-103
2 mins. ago.PJ4G21238 KK4IDHSA-006
2 mins. ago.V26M1430959 IN AZ TNX ALANN7ZVNA-100
2 mins. ago.P49Y21304.8USBK2LESA-036
2 mins. ago.VP2MLL21342.2 AC0ONA-103
4 mins. ago.PJ4G21238 K3OOSA-006
5 mins. ago.PJ4G14185.6SSBW9IISA-006
6 mins. ago.ZF2BH3795.9 WD8JPNA-016
7 mins. ago.P43L14233.1USBAA0AWSA-036

RSGB and the IOTA Committee cannot take any responsibility for the accuracy of data derived from the DX Cluster service.

 
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