IOTA Contest 1994 Rules

Woolwich Building Society wbs at
Wed Apr 20 19:04:00 EDT 1994

    RSGB Islands on the Air Contest 1994.

Following the great success of the first IOTA Contest in 1993,
the rules have been reviewed in the light of entrants' comments.
The major changes are the inclusion of CW, points credit for
contact with one's own country, and a limited (12 hour) category.

The Super Duper for IOTA (SDI) logging program is available from EI5DI,
QTHR. I will be bringing contest rules and a few copies of the program
to Dayton. You must pay for Super Duper for other contests, but the
version for IOTA is free. If you get a copy from me at Dayton, make sure
to pass copies on to your friends. If you order a copy from EI5DI, send
him a blank formatted disk, return addressed envelope and three IRCs.

Dave G4BUO  wbs at


    The aim of the contest is to promote contacts between
    stations in qualifying IOTA island groups and the rest
    of the world and to encourage expeditions to IOTA islands.
    UK entrants must be RSGB members - see the general rules
    for HF contests published in January 1994 Radio Communication.

    Note: Mainland G/GM/GW = EU005
          Mainland GI/EI   = EU115

2.  WHEN.

    1200 UTC Saturday 30th July to 1200 UTC Sunday 31st July 1994.


    3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28MHz, CW and SSB.  IARU bandplans must be
    observed, and CW contacts must be made only in the recognised
    CW ends of the bands.  Contest preferred segments must also be
    observed, i.e. no operation must take place on 3.56 - 3.60 MHz,
    3.65 - 3.70 MHz, 14.06 - 14.125 and 14.30 - 14.35 MHz.


    (a) Single operator.

          CW only, SSB only or mixed-mode.

    (b) Single operator limited.

          CW only, SSB only or mixed-mode.  Operation is limited
          to 12 hours, and contacts on any THREE bands count for
          points.  Off periods must be clearly marked and must be
          a minimum of 60 minutes in length.

    (c) Multi operator single transmitter.

          Mixed mode.  Only one transmitted signal.

    Use of packet cluster or other assistance during the contest
    places the entrant in the multi operator category.


    (a) IOTA Island Stations.

          Stations on an island with an IOTA reference, for
          example AS007, EU005.  This section includes the
          British Isles.  Entrants intending to operate from a
          location whose IOTA status is not clear are advised
          to confirm validity by reference to the IOTA directory
          available from RSGB head-quarters.  Please indicate on
          the entry whether the station is permanent or a contest
          DXpedition, i.e. antennas and equipment installed
          specifically for the contest.

    (b) World (listed by continent).

          Any station in a location which does not have an IOTA

    (c) Short Wave Listener.
          See rule 10. The format of the listings will depend on
          the number of entries received.


    Send RS(T) and serial number starting from 001, plus IOTA
    reference number if applicable.  Do not use separate
    numbering systems for CW and SSB.  Stations may be contacted
    on both CW and SSB on each band.  Entrants in section (a)
    MUST send their IOTA reference as part of each contact.


    (a) QSO Points.
          Each contact with an IOTA island counts 15 points.  Other
          contacts count 5 points, except contacts with the entrant's
          own country or own IOTA reference, which count 2 points.

    (b) Multiplier.
          The multiplier is the total of different IOTA references
          contacted on each band on CW, plus the total of different
          IOTA references contacted on each band on SSB.

    (c) Total Score.
          The score is the total of QSO points on all bands added
          together, multiplied by the total of multipliers.

8.  LOGS.

    UK stations must use a Summary Sheet and RSGB-style log
    sheets, other entrants may use log sheets in local format,
    together with a summary and signed declaration that the rules
    and licence conditions have been complied with.  Separate log
    sheets must be used for each band (but not each mode).  Single
    mode entrants who make contacts on the other mode should submit
    these separately as checklogs.
    Logs must show: Time, Callsign, RST/serial number/IOTA reference
    sent, RST/serial number/IOTA reference received, multiplier6
    claimed, and QSO points. Entrants are encouraged to submit
    cross-check ('dupe') sheets and a multiplier list.  Logs on
    computer disk are welcomed, in accordance with RSGB format.
    Entries must be postmarked 26 August 1994 at the latest, and
    mailed to the following address:

          RSGB IOTA Contest,
          c/o S. Knowles G3UFY,
          77 Bensham Manor Road,
          Thornton Heath,
          CR7 7AF,

    IOTA stations must state their location, i.e. island from
    where they operated, as well as their IOTA reference number.
    Checklogs from non-entrants are welcome.


    Points may be deducted, or entrants disqualified, for
    violation of the rules or the spirit of the contest. This
    includes refusal by IOTA island stations to make contacts
    with their own country when requested.  Use of a third party
    to make contacts on a list or net is also against the spirit
    and may lead to disqualification.  Duplicate contacts must
    be marked as such with no points claimed. Unmarked duplicates
    will be penalised at ten times the claimed points, and
    excessive duplicates may cause disqualification.


    Scoring is as for the transmitting contest.  Logs must be
    separate for each band, and show Time, Callsign of station
    heard, RST/serial number/IOTA reference sent, callsign of
    station being worked, multiplier claimed, and QSO points.
    Under "callsign of station being worked", there must be at
    least two other QSOs before a callsign is repeated, or else
    ten minutes must have elapsed.  If both sides of a QSO can
    be heard, they can be logged separately for points if

11.  AWARDS.

    (a) The IOTA Trophy (non-returnable) will be presented by
    the IOTA Committee to the entrant, whether single-operator
    or a multi-operator group in the IOTA Island Stations
    Section (DXpedition subsection), with the overall highest
    checked score, regardless of mode.  A trophy will also be
    awarded to the leading non-DXpedition IOTA entrant, and
    it is hoped to introduce further trophies as the contest

    (b) The DX News Sheet Trophy (retained for one year only) will
    be presented by the Editor of DX News Sheet to the British
    entrant operating from a location in the UK (including GD,
    GJ and GU) with the highest checked score in the single
    operator SSB category.  The winner of the IOTA Trophy will
    not be eligible for this award.

    (c) Certificates will be awarded to leading stations in each
    category and section, and in each continent, according to

12.  Note from the IOTA Director.

    Amateurs planning to activate an all-time new one for IOTA
    over the IOTA Contest weekend should, if possible, arrange to
    commence their operation in the preceding 24 hours to enable
    the new reference number to be issued before the start of the
    contest.  Once the contest is under way, it will not be
    possible to issue a new number and, without this, contacts
    made will not count as island contacts.

>From wr6r at (albert crespo)  Wed Apr 20 20:17:54 1994
From: wr6r at (albert crespo) (albert crespo)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 12:17:54 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: wpx
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