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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
AS-042 RV3EFH/0 25 Mar 2013 1 Oct 2014
AS-200JS6RRR/5 20 Sep 201422 Sep 2014
AS-200JI3DST/5 20 Sep 201422 Sep 2014
EU-001SV5/PA1FJ/P 18 Sep 201427 Sep 2014
EU-032TM32O 21 Sep 201426 Sep 2014
EU-088OZ0AV 15 Sep 201427 Sep 2014


ELEVEN NEW IOTA GROUPS were announced at IOTA’s 50th Anniversary Convention, held in Windsor, England over the weekend 4 to 6 July 2014. Some result directly from the rule changes announced in the latest IOTA Directory published in May 2014. Others were put forward by IOTA participants. A list can be seen at All new groups have provisional numbers. This means that they will need to be confirmed by an operation taking place after 5 July 2014 that meets the 1000 QSO and other normal validation requirements. Only after confirmation of the number will credit for past operations be considered. These changes will be uploaded to the web-site when cards are in circulation, time permitting.

G3KMA, 11 Jul 2014

Unexpectedly we have a free 30 minute slot in the IOTA Forum lecture programme on the morning of the event Saturday. If you have an interesting illustrated IOTA DXpedition story to give us, please let me know on

G3KMA, 21 May 2014

Participants in the IOTA Programme who at times use a remote receiving or transmitting station should be aware of the amended rule in the new IOTA Directory relating to contacts that may be credited. In short, the remote site should be land-based, contained within a 500 metre (547 yard) radius circle, not located more than 100 kilometres (62 statute miles) from the operator’s location and should be nominated as being in use on the applicant’s personal profile on the IOTA database. The applicant and the remote site must both be located within the same DXCC entity. Use of more than one remote site or a network using multiple sites is not permitted for credit. Additional Note: In 2011 IOTA Management introduced a slightly different version of this rule. It has now amended it in two important respects. It has removed the restriction on the control system that required a radio link since most equipment now available on the market relies on an Internet link. It has also expanded the distance allowed from the operator’s location to the remote station from 50 kilometres to 100 kilometres. For the full text and accompanying reasoning, see IOTA Rules 2014 on

G3KMA, 18 May 2014

The new IOTA Directory, published this month, makes a number of changes to the Rules, to take effect immediately. These were mainly provisions that were out of date and no longer reflected IOTA as it is today. A note of the main changes can be seen at IOTA Rule Changes 2014 on

G3KMA, 18 May 2014

Following the note of 4 April (10 New IOTAs to be announced at IOTA Convention) we have now posted details of the small rule changes affecting this exercise at Those attending the Convention and interested in submitting candidate groups should read the guidance given in IOTA Rule Changes 2014 (Convention Attendees). The date for submissions is 20 June 2014. If you have already submitted a case in the last year, there is no need to resubmit it, just let us know that you want it reconsidered.

G3KMA, 17 May 2014


Latest IOTA DX Spots

Time:Callsign:Frequency:Comment:Spotted by:IOTA Ref:
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6 mins. ago.VP2ETE24955 KC2TANA-022
7 mins. ago.OJ0AM14255TU 73I7WANEU-053
7 mins. ago.OJ0AM14255.5STRONG N° 7 NOWIZ7DJSEU-053
10 mins. ago.EA8JK18105.6NICE RTTY SIGNAL TUW4ATKAF-004
13 mins. ago.KP4DKE28481.9 KA4HNA-099
14 mins. ago.OJ0AM14255VERY UNFAIR OP.BAD OPRW3SREU-053
14 mins. ago.VP2ETE28467CQ CQ CQ DXPU2WSQNA-022
16 mins. ago.OJ0AM14255.5 PY2ABNEU-053
21 mins. ago.VP2ETE2846773 TEDDYG4SKONA-022

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