(Fwd) Re: IOTA Question
Here's the formal ruling from "Mr IOTA" himself. As we hadtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
expected, none of our islands require any special validation.
Note that Roger also mentioned the IOTA rule that lets the operator
activating the island to count that island in his own IOTA totals.
Bernie--If Melonie operated under your call, you can't count any
island contacts she made in your total.
Finally, as expected, Roger pointed out the difference between
Duck Island (which counts) and Duck on Nags Head (which
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From: "Roger Balister" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: IOTA Question
Date sent: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 11:45:01 +0100
Contacts by data modes are acceptable so long as they are not
aided by repeaters or satellites, and are not cross-band or cross-
mode. The islands activated may also count towards the home
individual scores of the US operators (Directory H.1.1).
As regards contacts with other islands made from these stations,
they may be counted for the normal single operator category award
(if the licence holder only operates and it is his home call) or,
otherwise, for a club category award.
None of these IOTA groups constitutes a "rare", "most wanted", or
"difficult" group, which would require special validation.
The islands you mention all count subject to your checking on one.
Duck Island is the island south of Roanoke Island - this counts.
Duck, the town on the long peninsula that runs through Corolla,
Southern Shores, Nags Head etc does not count for IOTA (my
brother visits this town quite often!). I mention this just because
there may be confusion that the long peninsula is an IOTA island,
hi! Please can you pass the word along as we want to avoid
problems with QSL cards wrongly showing an IOTA number.
Maybe you could let me know the answer.
Roger Balister, G3KMA
RSGB IOTA Manager
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From: "Stephen J. Melachrinos" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: 27 August 2002 04:21
Subject: IOTA Question
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