IOTA News from OPDX….

25 May, 2020

Island activities:

IOTA NEWS. Since no or few new IOTA announcements have been made during the past several weeks (probably because of many COVID-19 travel restric- tions), OPDX decided to list the following IOTA operations that were active this past week between May 17-23rd (as per the DXCluster):

IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
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AF-004 EA8AV Tenerife 40m; SSB
AF-004 EA8ACW Canary 20m; FT4
AS-003 4S6NCH Sri Lanka 20m; FT4
AS-007 8J1ITU Honshu 20m; SSB
AS-007 JH3NGD Honshu 17m; SSB
AS-007 JH7RTQ Honshu 20m; FT4
AS-037 JH6HXH Iki/Tsushima 15m; FT8
AS-101 HS0ZGV Samui 30m; FT8
EU-005 G0TSM Great Britain 20m; FT4
EU-005 G4DDL Great Britain 10m; CW
EU-005 GB1PBL Great Britain 20m; FT4
EU-005 GB1945PE Great Britain 80m; SSB
EU-005 GB2CCW Great Britain 20m; FT8
EU-005 GB2SLS Great Britain 20m; CW
EU-005 GB75PEACE Great Britain 40m; CW
EU-005 M0CLH Great Britain 30m
EU-005 M0SUI Great Britain 20m; SSB
EU-005 MM7DWK Scotland 10m; SSB
EU-009 GB2OL Orkney 20m; SSB
EU-009 GM8OFQ Orkney 20m; SSB
EU-015 SV9CVY Crete 20m; SSB
EU-015 SV9RKU Crete 17m; SSB
EU-016 9A9RR Brac 20m; SSB
EU-018 OY1CT Faroe 12/10m; CW
EU-018 OY1OF Faroe 10m; SSB
EU-023 9H4CM Gozo 17m; SSB
EU-024 IS0DCR Sardinia 10m; SSB
EU-024 IS0GGA Sardinia 17m; SSB
EU-024 IS0HQJ Sardinia 30m; CW
EU-025 IT9CAR Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-025 IT9CLX Sicily 10m; SSB
EU-025 IT9EWR Sicily 15m; SSB
EU-029 OV1CDX Sjaelland 17/12m; SSB
EU-030 OZ3OEU Bornholm 20m; FT4
EU-031 IC8SDL Capri 10m; SSB
EU-034 ES0IA Kassaar 17/10m; SSB
EU-047 DL3QB/P North Sea 20m; SSB
EU-067 SY8CDV Kyklades 30m; CW
NA-107 FM4SA Martinique 20m; SSB
EU-115 EI2HI Ireland 40m; SSB
EU-115 EI4KF Ireland 20m; FT4
EU-115 EI5HTB Ireland 10m; SSB
EU-115 EI9FVB Ireland 20m; FT4
EU-115 GB75VEC Northern Ireland 10m; SSB
EU-115 MI0ITS Northern Ireland 10m; SSB
EU-115 MI0SAI Northern Ireland 12m; SSB
EU-116 GD1JNB Isle of Man 20m; SSB
EU-122 GI0IOT N Irish Coastal 20m; FT4
EU-131 IK3PQH Venice 20m; FT8
EU-133 RA1L/P Gulf of Finland South 20m; CW
EU-137 GD0TEP Isle of Man 60m
EU-146 PA3ESJ Zuid Holland/Zeeland 10m
EU-175 CT8/S51TA Central 30/20m; CW
EU-175 CU3HN Azores 20m; SSB
EU-175 CU7AA Faial 20m; FT4
NA-015 CO2OQ Cuba 20m; FT8
NA-015 CO2RQ Cuba 10m
NA-016 ZF1DM Cayman 20m; Digi
NA-021 8P6QA Barbados 20m; FT8
NA-024 J35X Grenada 10m; Digi
NA-034 W9VOB FL State Central West20m; FT8
NA-052 N1UL Marco 40/30m; FT8
NA-062 KV4HV FL State Keys 20m; FT8
NA-065 N0HFS WA State North 30m; FT8
NA-065 N7XS Camano 20m; FT8
NA-083 WB2DHY VA State 20m; FT8
NA-096 HI8RD Dominican Republic 12m
NA-096 HI8S Dominican Republic 10m
NA-099 KP4RV Puerto Rico 17m; SSB
NA-099 WP4IRV Puerto Rico 20m; FT8
NA-102 FG4SO Guadeloupe 20m; SSB
NA-108 J68HZ St. Lucia 10m; Digi
NA-108 J69DS St. Lucia 20m; FT4
NA-120 N5OB LA State West 20m; FT8
NA-133 RA1L/P
NA-134 OX3LX Aasiaat 20m; CW
NA-168 KV4T LA State SE 20m; FT4
OC-005 VK9NK Norfolk 40/20m; FT8
OC-019 KH6TU Hawaiian 20m; FT8
OC-021 8C2WFH Java 20m; FT8
OC-021 YB0JS Java 20m; FT8
OC-032 FK4QX New Caledonia 20m; SSB
OC-036 ZL1WN NZ North 20/17m; SSB
OC-143 YB6HAI Sumatra 20m; FT8
OC-147 YG9WKB W Papua’s Coastal 40m; FT8
OC-151 YD6MCE/9 Tenggara Timur 40m; Digi
SA-006 PJ4DX Bonaire 10m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4AH Trinidad & Tobago 17m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4Y Trinidad & Tobago 20m; CW
SA-046 PY7RL/7 Itamaraca 20m; Digi

IOTA QSO MATCHING VIA LOTW! Roger, G3KMA, announced the following on the IOTA Web page, May 19th [edited]: Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd is delighted to announce the implementation of the ARRL application which allows the use of QSO matching via LoTW. We wish to thank ARRL for having made their application available. This will allow IOTA chasers to obtain credits by matching their logs with those at LoTW in addition to those at Club Log.
We have a lot of work ahead of us to identify the time windows of past IOTA operations and this will be phased in over the next few months.
An initial list of operations arising from the link-up with LoTW has been added to the database and these will become available for QSO matching from Thursday, May 21st. Further additions will be made on an ongoing basis.
We are sure that the IOTA community will welcome this development for which they have long been pressing. Instructions for LoTW QSO matching are found here, and notes on Accepted Activations here

NA-039. (Rescheduled) Members of the Russian Robinson Club will be
active as KL7RRC/P from Adak Island, Alaska, between September
11-18th (originally scheduled for June). Operators mentioned are Yuri/N3QQ, Robert/N7QT, Slav/OK8AU and Yuri/UA9OBA.
Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H), with
three stations on the air. QSL via N7RO.

NA-070. (Rescheduled) Members of the Russian Robinson Club will be
active as KL7RRC/P from Kiska Island, Alaska, between September
5-10th (originally scheduled for June). Operators mentioned are Yuri/N3QQ, Robert/N7QT, Slav/OK8AU and Yuri/UA9OBA. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and FT8 (F/H), with three stations on the air. QSL via N7RO.

NA-085. Bruce, K5TEN, who usually activates Dog Island (WW. Loc EL79)
every year in June as K4D, has postponed his operation until September 9-18th. Dog Island, Florida, is an extremely rare IOTA because access is controlled by the 25 or so homeowners on the island. There are no hams on the island, and the only activations have been done by Bruce over the last 6 years.
Access is by permission only and permission by one of the homeowners.
It is only accessible by private charter or single engine fixed wing aircraft. The airstrip is overgrown so private charter is the only real choice.
There are no streets, roads, stop signs, trendy cafes, or beach-front bars. If you need it, you bring it.
This year’s activity will only be on 40 and 20 meters primarily on SSB and FT8 Digital mode using 100 watts an ICOM 7100 into an off center fed dipole. QSL via K5TEN, SASE REQUIRED for stateside and DX (DX 2 USDs REQUIRED). Also, QSL via LoTW, eQSL and ClubLog.

NA-158. Bryden, KC1KUG, will be active as KL7/KC1KUG from Fire Island,
Alaska, in the Cook Inlet Group, between June 2-27th. Activity will be mostly on 40/20 meters, possibly 80/30/17m, using mostly SSB, some CW or FT8. QSL via KC1KUG.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <> have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX, and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin……

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