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-026	W2L
NA-096	HI7MC
NA-108	J68HZ
NA-111	W2HVH

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