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-042||RV3EFH/0||25 Mar 2013||1 Oct 2014|
|EU-125||OZ/DG5LAC||27 Sep 2014||3 Oct 2014|
|EU-128||DF8HS||29 Sep 2014||24 Oct 2014|
|OC-188||DX8DX||26 Sep 2014||3 Oct 2014|
|OC-213||YB8OUN/P||27 Sep 2014||2 Oct 2014|
|OC-213||YB8RW/P||27 Sep 2014||2 Oct 2014|
The RSGB has announced that it is inviting the current IOTA Management team to establish a group, consisting of national and international participants from within the IOTA Community who have the motivation, skills and enthusiasm, to take the programme forward. The main focus will be on the development of online island credit submission (Paperless QSLing) as a new feature of the programme. The plan is then for this group to run IOTA in partnership with the RSGB. In the meantime no immediate policy, management or personnel changes are planned. The text of the announcement is on the RSGB website at www.rsgb.org.
G3KMA, 27 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 http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com.
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 http://www.g3kma.dsl.pipex.com/.
G3KMA, 18 May 2014
|Time:||Callsign:||Frequency:||Comment:||Spotted by:||IOTA Ref:|
|2 mins. ago.||C21GC||18070||LP IN NY, IOTA OC-031||K2CBI||OC-031|
|3 mins. ago.||C21GC||18070||TKS QSO 73||PY2XU||OC-031|
|4 mins. ago.||C21GC||18070||599 CW WV||W8LMG||OC-031|
|10 mins. ago.||EA8TL||28023.3||CQ JA LP OP JORGE||JA5AQC||AF-004|
|15 mins. ago.||C21GC||18070||PLEASE EU||DL6CY||OC-031|
|16 mins. ago.||EA8TL||28023||JH4CPC||AF-004|
|17 mins. ago.||ZF1RC||50130||5/9 HERE IN FF45||CE4BJS||NA-016|
|19 mins. ago.||KH2L||28031||K7DD||OC-026|
|20 mins. ago.||PJ2/PH2L||24920.2||JH0INP||SA-099|
|20 mins. ago.||PA1H||14072.9||TERSCHELLING ISL. EU-038 PSK63||PA7PA||EU-038|
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