The IOTA (Islands On The Air) Program is an exciting and innovative activity program that has caught the interest of thousands of radio amateurs worldwide. Established in 1964, it promotes radio contacts with stations located on islands around the world to enrich the experience of all active on the amateur bands and, to do this, it draws on the widespread mystique surrounding islands. It is administered by Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd (called here IOTA Management) in partnership with the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).
IOTA Management has grouped the oceans’ islands into some 1200 ‘IOTA groups’ with, for reasons of geography, varying numbers of ‘counters’, i.e. qualifying islands, in each group and has published the listings in the IOTA Directory and on the IOTA website. The objective, for the IOTA Island Chaser, is to make radio contact with at least one counter in as many of these groups as possible and, for the IOTA Island Activator, to provide such island contacts. The program has a strong rule structure. IOTA Management encourages friendly competition among chasers by publishing details of participants’ performance in an Honor Roll and annual listings, as well as by recognizing it with certificates and prestige awards.
AF-004 EA8AE NA-015 CO6SRS NA-026 W2L NA-092 KG5HTH NA-096 HI7MC NA-099 KP4JJO NA-108 J68HZ NA-111 W2HVH NA-122 HI3CMM OC-019 WH6S SA-011 9Z4Y SA-036 P49X SA-099 PJ2/K8PGJ ------------------ EU islands: 0 AF islands: 1 AN islands: 0 AS islands: 0 NA islands: 8 OC islands: 1 SA islands: 3 ------------------- Total: 13