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The priority of the new company on formation was to introduce a major feature of paperless QSLing as an additional route for a participant to secure award credit. In effect this would allow electronic confirmation of contacts by the matching of QSO details with islanders’ logs without the need to provide paper QSL cards. The Board decided that this could best be achieved by a rewrite of the existing system software. To help meet the investment costs, the company launched Friends of IOTA in June 2016 as a supporters’ group within IOTA Ltd to raise the necessary funds, initially GBP 25,000. Its aim was to give IOTA enthusiasts the opportunity not only to participate in one of the most active DX programmes in the world but also to support it with donations to ensure its long-term future. As IOTA Ltd is still in need of funds, please consider donating – see details on the Home page.

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