IOTA-365, January 1, 2018

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Logo 366AIM:

  • To promote islands on the air (IOTA) dx on 11m frequencies

DATES:

  • 1 January 2018 — 31 December 2018 (1 year)

PARTICIPATION:

  • DA-RC members only

FREQUENCIES & MODES:

  • 26.200 MHz – 27.655 MHz
  • Participants are advised to adhere to their local laws regarding legal frequency use
  • All modes are valid


SCORING:

  • 1 point per island worked
  • RSGB IOTA references are multipliers

[e.g. 14DA049 Fred works 37 x islands from 20 x RSGB island groups.  His score is 37 x 20 = 740 points]

  • Multiple contacts with the same island are valid for points if made with different stations — not operators using a second callsign
  • Only one contact per station is valid
  • For operators transmitting from an island, 1 contact only with a station on your own island is valid for points
  • No QSL cards are necessary to confirm any contact, however a QSL card to confirm a ‘rare’ one might be beneficial
  • Island contacts made during DXpedition activities involving the Hunter are valid.

[e.g. 153DA012 Andre from Thailand travels to Cambodia to operate as 238DA0. He works 27 islands during his dxpedition. Andre can claim these islands in his IOTA-365 Log]



iotaiiVALID ISLANDS:

There are 2 types of islands valid for this event:

  1.  Islands which qualify for an RSGB IOTA reference number
  2.  Islands which do not qualify for a RSGB reference number (i.e. non-valid islands or N/V islands) (e.g. DIFM)

* Please note that Inland Water Islands (IWI) are not valid.


LOGS:

  • The official IOTA-365 log sheet must be used
  • Logs must be received by the Validation Team by 1 February 2019
  • The IOTA-365 Validation Team will cross check logs to ensure the integrity of the event
  • Any log found to claim non-verified contacts will be disqualified from consideration

STATION TYPES:

  • Single operator only

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RESULTS:

  • Results and scores will be published on the DA-RC website

LOG VALIDATION TEAM:

  • To Be Announced

PRIZES:

First Place

  • 1 trophy plaque
  • 2018 RSGB IOTA Directory
  • Colour certificate designed by Eleven Four
  • More to come

Second Place

  • 1 trophy plaque
  • 2018 RSGB IOTA Directory
  • Colour certificate designed by Eleven Four
  • More to come

Third Place

  • 1 trophy plaque
  • 2018 RSGB IOTA Directory
  • Colour certificate designed by Eleven Four
  • More to come


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