Опубликована информация об активности радиолюбителей с островов по дипломной программе «Islands On The Air» (IOTA). Составил её Tedd Mirgliotta KB8NW по сообщениям от друзей программы. Изображения добавлены из других различных источников. Также перечислены некоторые действующие операции IOTA, которые были активны с 19 по 23 июля (согласно DXCluster).
IOTA News from OPDX
26 July, 2020
CW: 28040 24920 21040 18098 14040 10114 7030 3530 kHz
SSB: 28560 28460 24950 21260 18128 14260 7055 3760 kHz
IOTA Callsign Island/GROUP Bands/Modes ------ ---------- ------------- ------------ AF-049 3B8CW Mauritius 20m; Digi AF-057 5R8UI Nosy Be 20m; RTTY AS-002 A91FTDMC Bahrain 15m; Digi AS-007 JA7OYF Honshu 20m; Digi AS-007 JH4ALY Honshu 20m; Digi AS-007 JH9CEN Honshu 20m; Digi AS-020 BV7FO Taiwan 20m; Digi AS-053 HS0ZNV Malay Peninsula 20m; CW AS-078 JA8KSF Hokkaido 20m; Digi AS-047 JS6TWW Daito 17/15m; Digi/FT8 EU-001 SV5AZK Dodecanese 15m; Digi EU-002 OH0Z Aland 20m; FT8 EU-004 EA6/EA3HSO Balearic 20m; SSB EU-005 M3FON Great Britain 20m; FT8 EU-005 MX0SNB Great Britain 40m; SSB EU-018 OY1CT Faroe 17m; Digi EU-024 IS0/DL8JJ/M Sardinia 40/20m; CW EU-025 IT9/HB9EKH Sicily 20m; SSB EU-025 IT9BGE Sicily 20m; SSB EU-030 OZ30EU Bornholm 20m; SSB EU-042 DK8OL Schleswig-Holstein NW 20m; SSB EU-042 DL1DAW/P Schleswig-Holstein NW 20m; CW EU-042 DL6BEN Schleswig-Holstein NW 17m; Digi EU-046 LA6KOA Rolla 17/10m; SSB EU-054 IF9A Egadi 20/15m; CW EU-096 OH1NJN LansiSuomi 20m; Digi EU-115 MI0AIH Northern Ireland 20m; SSB EU-132 SQ6NEJ Wolin 40m; SSB EU-146 PH2A/P Zuid Holland 20m; SSB EU-170 9A0FF Dalmatia North 40m; CW EU-172 OZ/DB4ST Samso 80/40/20/17m; SSB EU-174 SV7RIB/8 Samothraki 40m; SSB EU-177 7S5A Sodermanland/Ostergotland 30/20m; CW EU-185 R6AF/P Krasnodarskiy Kray 40/20/17m; CW NA-015 CO3LT Cuba 40m; Digi NA-015 CO8RRM Cuba 20m; CW NA-015 CM2RSV Cuba 40m; Digi NA-026 WB2SMK NY State 20m; SSB NA-052 K0AP/4 Marco 20m; CW NA-083 W4BKR VA State 20m; SSB NA-249 KP4SX Vieques 17m; FT8 OC-032 FK8IK New Caldonia 20m; CW OC-036 ZL3IO NZ North 40m; Digi OC-150 8C52I Tenggara Barat 17m; Digi SA-002 VP8LP Falkland 20m; SSB SA-006 PJ4KY Bonaire 20m; SSB SA-018 CE7VPQ Los Lagos 20m; SSB ** Thanks to the individuals who put the island/group and mode on their QSNs on the PacketCluster reports.
AS-150. Bao, BH4LLP, will be active as BI4IX from Zhucha Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Mixed-Mode entry. QSL via BH4LLP.
EU-132. Kuba, SQ6NEJ, is now active from Wolin Island until July 27th. QSL via SQ6NEJ.
EU-136. Kordic, 9A4KJ, will once again be active as 9A4KJ from Rab Island (CI-096, WW Loc. JN74JS) during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/12-HRs/Fixed/Low-Power entry. QSL via 9A2KJ or by the Bureau.
EU-146. Ivan, ON4IBM, who was expected to be active as PA/ON4IBM from Schouwen Duiveland during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th), has canceled his operation due to the new COVID-19 virus break-out and authorities guidelines.
EU-177. Waldi, SP7IDX, will be active as SM/SP7IDX from Stora Alo-Boko Island [Oostergotland County](depending on COVID-19 situation) between October 10-17th. Activity will be on 40/10 meters using SSB and FT8. QSL via LoTW or direct.
EU-185. Victor, R6AF, is once again active as R6AF/P from Sudzhuk Island until July 28th. Activity will be on various HF bands using CW, and he will probably be in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/DXpedition entry. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-026. Mike, N2GC, will be active from Long Island, NY, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry. QSL via his home callsign.
NA-031. Bill, W1WBB, will be active as AI1TT from Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via ClubLog and LoTW only.
NA-036. Gabor, VE7JH, will be active from the VE7UF’s contest station on Vancouver Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via VE7JH.
NA-046. Howard «Howie», K1VSJ, will once again be active from Martha’s Vineyard during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Mixed-Mode/Low-Power entry. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.
NA-054. Dragan, K0AP, will be active as K0AP/4 from Marco Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as time and propagation allows. He is currently on a family holiday and will be active as much as possible. He suggests to look for him on 20 meters only between 1200-1400z and 2200-0200z using CW, SSB and FT8. There may be a side trip to NA-069. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, ClubLog, eQSL or LoTW.
NA-110. Steve, AA4V, will be active from Isle of Palms, South Carolina, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via AA4V.
OC-021. Asep, YD1JQM, will be active from Java Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op entry. QSL via LoTW.
OC-022. Operators Adhi (Bimbo)/YB3MM and I Made/YC9DE will be active as YB3MM/9 (July 22-29th) and YC9DE/P (23-26th) from Nusa Ceningan Island (near Nusa Lembongan). Activity will be mainly on 40/20/15 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL YB3MM/9 via Club-Log’s OQRS, direct or via Manager IZ8CCW. Bureau is OK, but it will take more than 3 years. QSL YC9DE/P via direct or via YB3MM, eQSL, LoTW, QRZ or E-mail.
OC-034. Aerizal, YB9UA, will be active from New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Assisted/24-Hrs/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
OC-139. (VK5KI KANGAROO ISLAND DXPEDITION WRAP UP) Grant, VK5GR, posted the following on July 23rd [edited]: Folks — Firstly thanks to everyone who managed to work us from Kangaroo Island last week. While propagation was challenging, and we were only able to operate part time (as it was also a family holiday) we still managed to put over 1200 contacts in the log. I was quite surprised and pleased at how many comments we received back along the lines of «Thanks for the ATNI». While one tends to think of islands in the 40%+ counted for IOTA range as being of low interest, it seems that the IOTA program is still alive and well, and presumably attracting new interest from people who do still need already аctivated IOTAs for their tally. Its fair to say it has inspired me to plan a return to Kangaroo Island again, perhaps in the next 2 years, rather than leaving it for 4 years since my last activation as VK5GR/P. OQRS is open through my manager Charles, M0OXO. Full details can be found on my website: https://vk5gr-iota.net From a statistics perspective — this was a two man operation. We found the majority of openings on 30 and 40m, with less success on 20m (we presume due to the CME which hit on the first day of the trip coupled with it being mid winter here). We had over 84% unique contacts in the log and worked 80 DXCC for 41 hours on the air. We had two stations sharing ¼ verticals for 30 and 40m, a HexBeam for 20-10m and an inverted V for 80m — each capable of 400W. It’s fair to say that my two favorite openings were the CW contacts on 30m on Wednesday night and CW on 40m on Saturday morning. About 50% of the total contacts were via FT8, 30% CW and 20% SSB. SSB was very hard as, despite our best efforts, international SSB to anywhere other than the US on 20m and a very small number of Europeans on 40m just didn’t appear. Had 20m played ball at night or on Long Path in the afternoons we would have made more contacts I am sure — but the MUF struggled to climb above 12 MHz on several nights and the night it did get there we were asleep — mea culpa! Anyway thanks again everyone who made contact. I look forward
to bringing you all another «not so rare» IOTA from VK hopefully in the next 6-9 months or so. (as the chance for anything international is pretty much sunk until 2022 I fear). Regards, Grant VK5GR Email: email@example.com Website: https://vk5gr-iota.net/
OC-148. Musa, YD9MBM, will be active from Timor Island during the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 25-26th) as a Single-Op/Low-Power entry. QSL via LoTW.
ADDED NOTE ABOUT THE RSGB CONTEST (July 25-26th): Per the RSGB Contest Committee, the IOTA Contest this year is exclusively for Single-Operators using their home stations, and only «Single Operator Fixed Island» stations and «Single Operator Fixed World» stations will be eligible to enter. Full details of the IOTA Contest, including the rules, can be obtained from the RSGB at: https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/riota.shtml
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