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Программа IOTA (Islands On The Air) является радиолюбительской программой, для радиолюбителей, которые интересуются активностью на КВ / УКВ диапазонах. Администрированием программы IOTA занимается Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd в содружестве с Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). Программа действует с 1964 и способствует повышению интереса проведения радиосвязей с удаленными и труднодоступными островами по всему миру на радиолюбительских диапазонах, сохраняя дух романтики «открытия» островов посредством радиолюбительства.

IOTA Администрация сгруппировала все острова мира в порядка 1200 'IOTA групп' с разбивкой по географическому принципу, учитывая принадлежность островов к тем или иным странам. Таким образом, острова, подходящие под критерии программы IOTA, могут быть найдены в IOTA директории или на интернет сайте IOTA. Цель «охотника за островами» - провести максимальное количество радиосвязей с островными станциями, а «островного активатора» - предоставить такую возможность «охотникам». IOTA Администрация поощряет дружественное соревнование среди участвующих в программе, публикуя ежегодно результаты и достижения, а также поддерживает желание повышения результатов путем признания заслуг выдачей сертификатов и ценных престижных наград.

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Representatives of IOTA will be sharing stand 460-9 this year with DARC – DX- Referat. From the RSGB stand, turn right and go to the other end of the aisle (short side of the hall). We will be there on Friday and Saturday. Copies of the new Directory will be available.

On Friday evening the regular IOTA get-together will take place at 1900 hours at Gasthof Heuschober, Allmannsweiler Straße 108, 88046 Friedrichshafen. For a map, see here. Copies are also available on the stand. There is limited seating, so it’s best to get there early.

The IOTA Forum on Saturday morning takes place at 1000 hours in Hall A2, Room 1. The programme is 

-          H40GC OC-100 by Stanislav LZ1GC

-          DUx/SP5APW OC-235,  OC-090 and OC-128 by Jacek SP5APW

-          Irish Islands IOTA Tour 2018 by Dave, EI9FBB

-          Any extra time can be devoted to Questions and Answers by Roger, G3KMA about the programme

All are welcome to these events. Hope to see you there.

G3KMA, 30 May 2018

Copies of IOTA Directory 2018 can now be purchased from the IOTA Shop. This 18th edition will probably be the last paper edition to be printed, the inevitable consequence of the Internet age. The Directory contains the complete listing of 15,000 IOTA islands as well as everything readers need to know to participate in the programme. Included in the colour section are fascinating reports on several rare IOTA operations, well worth reading. The rules have seen a major and once only restructuring to make them easier to follow. The list of Most Wanted IOTAs has been recast to show the listing in three ways: based on contacts credited all-time, credited to those who updated in the last 10 years and to those who did so in the last 5 years. Regular features such as the Honour Roll and other performance listings, award winners and advice on making a first application are also included. Remember, this may be the last printed edition published, so if you prefer to check data in paper form, you would be well advised to purchase a copy. In addition to the Directory the newly established IOTA Shop also offers IOTA flags, large and small, and IOTA patches. More to come.

G3KMA, 28 May 2018 
The 2018 Honour Roll and Annual Listings have been posted on the IOTA website at https://www.iota-world.org. Together the two main listings show growth of 4.6% over the same listings in 2017. 221 record-holders have scores of 1000 or more IOTA groups, an increase of 6.8%, and 562 have scores of at least 750 groups, the number required for the IOTA Plaque. Scores at the top continue to close with 37 record-holders breaking through the 1100 mark and 17 of them within 10 of the top score. Congratulations to joint leaders 9A2AA and I2YDX on 1119 groups out of a possible 1124 and indeed to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in the last year.

G3KMA, 10 April 2018 
The IOTA Organising Committee have unfilled slots in the IOTA Forum Programme on the Saturday morning, 2 June for presentations on IOTA operations. If you have a talk that you would like to give, please contact Ric Stumpf-Siering at dl2vfr@darc.de and win an IOTA flag.

G3KMA, 6 April 2018 
The chasers can now get IOTA credits through QSO matching for irregular log names. To facilitate this, the log names are now listed on the accepted activations tab. In order to get a match for AA1AA/P on XX-yyy with the log name AA1AA/P_XX-yyy, the chaser must upload to Club Log a QSO with the callsign AA1AA/P_XX-yyy. Once the match is obtained, the system will automatically use the proper callsign in the subsequent credit application. For any questions contact us at info@iota-world.org.

Team IOTA, 8 December 2017 
The 2017 IOTA Contest data has now been uploaded to the IOTA database and is available for QSO matching. We thank all concerned on the RSGB Contest Committee. It should be noted that if an operation is asked by IOTA’s Validation Team (not the same as the RSGB Contest Committee) for validation and this is not sent in good time, QSO matching will not be allowed and a warning that the operation will not be accepted for IOTA will be posted on the database for applicants to note. IOTA’s help point is at info@iota-world.org. Enquiries relating to the contest results should be directed to the RSGB Contest Committee at www.iotacontest@rsgbcc.org.

G3KMA, 24 November 2017 
It is with regret that we inform Scandinavian IOTA chasers that Jan Hallenberg, SM5DJZ has had to step down as their checkpoint for health reasons. Jan has been the checkpoint for Scandinavia for many years and we owe him a great debt of gratitude for a job well done and send him our good wishes.

Claes "Mel" Carneheim, SM0MPV has agreed to take over his duties with immediate effect.

Our thanks go to Mel for stepping forward – his address is Claes "Mel" Carneheim, Sagov. 3, SE-182 47 Enebyberg, Sweden and his email address is sm0mpv@ssa.se.

As a further step in database housekeeping we have to inform all chasers who have registered but have never entered the programme with an accepted score that the Board of IOTA Ltd has decided to allow them one year to post a score, failing which it will close their records. It considers that it makes no sense to allow substantial numbers of chasers to maintain a pending record assembled using all the benefits of an IOTA programme but not take the simple step of entering the programme. The one year will run from the date of this news item (26 September) or the date of first registration whichever is the later. Closed records will be moved without further notice to Archives where they will no longer be visible to their “owners”. To avoid this action chasers will need to submit an application within the year. The Board regrets the need for such action but has taken it in the interests of good management. Queries about this notice should be sent to info@iota-world.org.

G3KMA, 26 September 2017 

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