IOTA News from OPDX….

30 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 24-28th (as per the DXCluster):

IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes
—— ———- ————- ————
AF-004 EA8DIG La Palma 15m; CW
AF-004 EA8W Canary 20m; FT8
AF-057 5R8UI Nosy Be 30m; CW
AS-003 4S6NCH Sri Lanka 10m; Digi
AS-007 JR3IIR Honshu 17m; SSB
EU-003 CQ8THANKS Azores 20m; SSB
EU-004 EA6OM Balearic 10m; SSB
EU-005 G0ORC Great Britain 10m; CW
EU-005 G0TSM Great Britain 20m; FT4
EU-005 GB1PBL Great Britain 80m
EU-005 GB1945PE Great Britain 20m; SSB
EU-005 GB1945PJ Great Britain 20m; CW
EU-005 M0MCV Great Britain 40m; SSB
EU-005 M5WNS Great Britain 30m; Digi
EU-009 GM8OFQ Orkney 20m; SSB
EU-015 SV9BMG Crete 10m; Digi
EU-015 SV9RKU Crete 17m; SSB
EU-018 OY1CT Faroe 10m; CW
EU-018 OY1OF Faroe 10m; SSB
EU-023 9H5JO Gozo 20m; SSB
EU-025 IT9CAR Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-025 IT9KKE Sicily 40m; SSB
EU-029 OV1CDX Sjaelland 17m; SSB
EU-030 OZ30EU Bornholm 20m; SSB
EU-030 OZ8IE/P Bornholm 40/20m; SSB
EU-034 ES0IA Kassaar 17/10m; SSB
EU-047 DJ9IN North Sea 20m; SSB
EU-054 IF9A Favignana 20m; CW
EU-115 EI4KF Ireland 20m; FT8
EU-115 MI0SAI Ireland 20m; FT8
EU-116 GD4SVD Isle of Man 17m; Digi
EU-128 DL1FDH/P Schleswig-Holstein State E 30m;FT8
EU-175 CU3HN Azores 20m; SSB
NA-015 CO6OV Cuba 30m; Digi
NA-021 8P0T Barbados 20m; SSB
NA-021 8P6ET Barbados 20m; Digi
NA-065 KJ7COA WA State North 20m; FT8
NA-096 HI8RD Dominican Republic 30m; Digi
NA-096 HI7M Dominican Republic 17m; SSB
NA-099 KP4EJ Puerto Rico 10m; Digi
NA-099 WP4KEY Puerto Rico 20m; SSB
NA-099 KP4RV Puerto Rico 17m; FT8
NA-099 WP4IRV Puerto Rico 20m; SSB
NA-102 FG4SO Guadeloupe 20m; SSB
NA-107 FM4SA Martinique 20m; SSB
NA-108 J69DS St. Lucia 20m; FT4
NA-138 WB2DRV FL State NE 20m; FT8
NA-168 KS4YT LA State SE 20m; SSB/FT4
NA-168 KV4T Grand Isle 20m; SSB/FT4
OC-001 VK2CPC Australia 40m; SSB
OC-001 VK4PN Australia 80m; CW
OC-005 VK9NK Norfolk 20/12m; FT8
OC-006 VK7GH Tasmania 20m; SSB
OC-013 E51JD Rarotonga 20/15m; SSB
OC-147 YG9WKB W Papua’s Coastal 40m; FT8
SA-006 PJ4DX Bonaire 20m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4AH Trinidad & Tobago 17m; SSB
SA-011 9Z4Y Trinidad & Tobago 20m; CW
SA-018 CE7VPQ Los Lagos Region South 20m; SSB

EU-117. Vasily, RA1ZZ, will be active as RA1ZZ/P from Bolshoy Berezovyy
Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via RA1ZZ, direct or by the Bureau.

NA-143. Joe, K5KUA, will once again be active as K5KUA/5 from Galveston Island (USI TX-001S, Galveston County, Texas) during the RSGB
IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Island- Fixed/ Unassisted/Low-Power entry. Operations will be mostly CW and some SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau or LoTW.

NA-144. Oleh, KD7WPJ, will be active from Santa Rosa Island between
June 12-14th. Activity will be on various HF bands. QSL via his home callsign.

IREF NEWS (IOTA DXpeditioner of the Year Award). Mike, AD5A, President Island Radio Expedition Foundation (IREF) reports that normally the Island Radio Expedition Foundation’s “IOTA Expeditioner of the Year”
would be announced at the Dayton DX Dinner. As we know that was cancelled this year. So, this year’s award announcement was made on the HamNation Live podcast on Wednesday evening, May 27th, at 8:00 pm Central Daylight Time or 0100z on May 28th.

The following were announced as winners (congrats) along with the sponsors for this year’s award plaques:
1st — Mike VE7ACN — IOTA Ltd. (
2nd — Vasily R7AL — Central Texas DX and Contest Club
3rd — Vlad RK8A — The Daily DX (

To see the rules of the IOTA Expeditioner of the Year award please go to:
Please consider a contribution to IREF to support IOTA Expeditions
to rare IOTA Islands:
If you missed the announcement on Ham Nation (ep. 455), go to:

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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