This year’s IOTA Contest will take place, as always, over the last full
weekend of July which, this year, is 30/31 July, 1200 to 1200 UTC. Full
rules, unchanged since last year, can be found at:
http://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2011/riota.shtml This page also contains a
link to a “Help for Newcomers” page.
We hope to see many old and new participants in this year’s contest. The
first three in most categories will receive a certificate, and there is a
wide range of trophies available. See last year’s trophy winners at:
http://iotacontest.com/contest/iota/2010/trophyWinners.html UK stations
should also note that there is a new trophy this year, sponsored by CDXC
(Chiltern DX Club) in memory of Henry Lewis G3GIQ, who was always a staunch
supporter of IOTA. The trophy is for the leading UK 24-hour SSB, single-op,
to match the trophies already available for 12- and 24-hour CW and 12-hour
SSB. We do hope that many UK operators will enter this category, with a view
to winning this prestigious new trophy.
All the major logging programs support the contest. If you don’t have
anything suitable, try SDI by EI5DI, available for free download at
Finally, we would ask all entrants to respect the contest bandplans, which
aim to create space for others wanting to use the bands over the contest
weekend. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.
If you have any questions, please address them to
firstname.lastname@example.orgLogs should go to
email@example.com If you do not receive a reply from the robot, then your
log has NOT been received – please try again.
73, CU in the contest
Don G3XTT (Contest Manager), Jim MM0BQI (adjudication and certificates),
Marios G0WWW/5B4WN (software), John G3LZQ (trophies)
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