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The 2015 scores are now available.

You can also display a listing of awards by DXCC Entity or continent.

The Honour Roll is a list of the call-signs of stations with a checked score equalling or exceeding 50% of the total of numbered IOTA groups, excluding those with provisional numbers, at the time of preparation.

The Annual Listing is a list of the call-signs of stations with a checked score of 100 or more IOTA groups but less than the qualifying threshold for entry into the Honour Roll.

The VHF / UHF Listing is a list of the call-signs of stations with a checked score of 100 or more IOTA groups on the VHF / UHF bands.

The Club Listing is a list of the call-signs of club or multi-operator stations with a checked score of 100 or more IOTA groups.

The SWL Listing is a list of SWLs with a checked score of 100 or more IOTA groups.

Listing in the 2015 tables was restricted to those participants who had updated their scores since February 2010. IOTA rules limit inclusion in the listings to those participants who have updated their scores at least once in the preceding five years and have opted to have their scores published. Lapsed participants should note that their records on the IOTA database have been amended to reflect changes to the island list introduced in 2000. In some cases this will have involved a deletion of a few credits.

All participants should be reminded that the final decision on acceptance of credits is made at IOTA HQ and that this can mean downward adjustments to scores at any time to reflect corrections of one sort or another. Data-cleansing work is on-going and covers every participant's complete record, not just the latest credits added. Although efforts are made to alert participants to score changes, this cannot be guaranteed to happen in each case.

Remember, the line of communication is via your checkpoint, so PLEASE do not route queries direct to IOTA HQ or the IOTA Manager. Always check first to see if the answer is in the IOTA Directory (post-2000 editions).

2016 Honour Roll - Annual Update Deadline

IOTA enthusiasts are reminded that the last date for mailing applications or updates to checkpoints for inclusion in the 2016 Honour Roll and other performance tables is 31 January 2016. 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 2011 annual listings and wish to remain listed should make a submission on or before 31 January 2016.

Information and Research Resources

IOTA Meeting Frequencies

The main meeting frequency is 14.260MHz. Other ones on SSB are 28.560, 28.460, 24.950, 21.260, 18.128, 7.055 and 3.755MHz. The CW frequencies are 28.040, 24.920, 21.040, 18.098, 14.040, 10.115 and 3530MHz. No specific CW frequency has been nominated on 7MHz but it is recommended that operations should include a frequency above 7.025 when the band is open to North America. These frequencies are not reserved for IOTA nets or the making of island QSOs but are shared with other users on a normal non-interference basis.

IOTA Contest

The IOTA Contest is organised by the RSGB's Contests Committee (formerly the HF Contests Committee), not by the IOTA Committee. Full details of the IOTA Contest, including the rules, can be found at the Contest Committee website.

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