Острова в эфире: IOTA (26.07.2020)

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

Island activities:

    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.

Isle of Palms, South Carolina.JPG

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: vk5gr.radio@gmail.com Website: https://vk5gr-iota.net/

VK5KI Kangaroo Island DX News

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

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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