[SD-User] RSGB IOTA Contest

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Fri Jul 25 14:44:54 EDT 2008

Just in case anyone has forgotten, the IOTA Contest
takes place from 12:00 UTC Saturday 26th July to
11:59 UTC Sunday 27th.

Rules at www.vhfcc.org/hfcc/rules/2008/riota.shtml

You should use SDI for this event - it's not supported
by SD.  SDI V14.07 runs on Windows PCs and is free
from www.ei5di.com/sd/sdisetup.exe.

Work everyone on the five contest bands from 80m to
10m.  Exchange 59(9) + serial.  Island stations also
send their IOTA reference and, in general, are worth
5 times as many points as non-island stations.

A separate file, IOTA08.LST, lists Callsigns and IOTA
references for announced island operations.  When you
use the LOAD command to load IOTA08, SDI will auto-fill
IOTA references on a callsign match.  You can get this
from www.ei5di.com/sd/iota08.zip.

If you normally LOAD your own .LST file, add the
contents of IOTA08.LST to it - before starting SDI.

After the contest, use SDICHECK (included with SDI)
to prepare your Cabrillo .LOG file.  Email it, as an
attached file, to iota.logs at rsgbhfcc.org.

Please mention SDI in your Cabrillo soapbox comments.

Paul EI5DI

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