RSGB Islands on the Air

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
EU-052SV8/GM0LVI/P 12 Jun 2015 1 Aug 2015
OC-019WH6EEY 28 Jun 201531 Jul 2015
OC-139VK4AAC/5 1 Jun 201520 Jul 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 Augustyn Wawrzynek, SP6BOW has agreed to accept a similar task for Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. His email is Their mailing addresses are OK in 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 and also on the IOTA Manager's website at 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:

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

G3KMA, 19 Mar 2015


Latest IOTA DX Spots

Time:Callsign:Frequency:Comment:Spotted by:IOTA Ref:
13 mins. ago.OJ0V14018.5599IK0OPSEU-053
19 mins. ago.OJ0V14018.5HEARD IN NC AND PAW3LPLEU-053
35 mins. ago.KP2/AA1BU7136 IW7DHCNA-106
36 mins. ago.KP2/AA1BU7136 PY8WWNA-106
42 mins. ago.KP2/AA1BU7136SRIOH5ONA-106
43 mins. ago.KP2/AA1BU7136 KF5GTXNA-106
47 mins. ago.KP2/AA1BU7136 W6IRNA-106
49 mins. ago.KP2/AA4BU7136 OH5ONA-106
54 mins. ago.KP2/AA4BU7136CQINGFM5DNNA-106

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