Radio Society of Great Britain. Official HF. Contest Results.
RSGB Islands on the Air Contest 2004 Results.
Island. - Multi-operator
| Single-op Mixed | Single-op
CW | Single-op SSB
Expeditions. - High Power/Yagis |
Low Power Single Element
World. - Multi-operator | Single-op Mixed| | Single-op CW | Single-op SSB - Single-op Assisted | SWL - Soapbox and Pictures
Soapbox & Pictures Soapbox | Pictures
2E1OIC First contest and had a great time roll on 2004 The XYL will call and I will log next year Found SDI to be an excellent programme Everyone with whom I made contact were very correct A big thank to all behind the scenes after contest end.
2E1SIS My OM M0OIC and I planned to do the contest together but conditions were so poor that we each went our separate ways. I only worked a few but it was enjoyable and I look forward to better conditions on the band in 2005.
4S7NI CONTACTED FEW STATIONS WITH A DIPOLE ANTENNA AND LOW POWER. WISH TO IMPROVE NEXT YEAR
4Z5KZ See you next time
5B/I2JJR/QRP This is my first ever IOTA and contest. My last contest was back in 1963 as Mountain Top Homebrewed Tube Rigs AM V-UHF contest 2nd operator by I1CHN ..... I hope to compile the log exactly. My aim is not to win (!!!?!!!hi).
5B4AFB Very poor conditions
5B4AHA Plenty of activity as usual. Thanks to all concerned for running the contest.
5B4PRC A great weekend in the mountains with the local Radio Club
7K2PBB My favourite 10m band seems like sleepin' deeply indeed. 20 Am only 10Wer and 3rd class licensed in JA, Even UA0 seems so far from here (Honshu-Island, AS007) now. BT MNI TNX 4 UR works, 73 GL
9A0CI Mt Murphy took the controls even on Thursday afternoon at the antenna work. Actually I was surprised to see that we have passed last years score.
9A0R We have a very nice time on island Krk
again. This year we put even more antennas as last years
but condx was not good enough to make a better score .....Thanks
to all calling us and I hope to see
next year to in this nice contest.
9A1TA I must say there was a lot of problems, a wind crashed tribander and ruin 40m 1element to half on Saturday morning b4 the contest so we operated only with verticals.
9A2004YC It was a very nice contest during the 1st WWYC meeting. We had a lot of fun but the highband conditions were very bad.
9A5KV Thanks for a nice contest! I will be back next year.
9A7T/P Nice contest as always. We had some heavy QRN second day and had to be QRT for almost 2 hrs. We have bettered our score for 400 k, 50 mults more than last year. See you all agn next year.
9V1GO Band conditions not good, ten completely dead, fifteen spotty, twenty was OK, forty was a mess. Again, all mouth and no ears was the norm for the EU contest stations.
9V1RH Propagation not good particularly on July 25 On Sunday afternoon here both 15 and 20 were completely devoid of signals except 9V + 9M2.
9V1UV Propagation condx was poor
AA1CA Super contest - terrible propagation!
AA4V/P We started with heavy rain and lightning from a tropical depression....conditions were marginal but we were pleased that we had a bit of an opening on 15 ...conditions gradually went away until there was not much left to work that we could hear...QRN from storms
BW9W Took 3 hours fixed the Triband w/ 2 ele Yagi (40m) both on the military surplus crank-up mast-tower which was struck down by strong wind on the first Contest night. Fortunately sufficient manpower facilitate the Contest keep going with alternative vertical CT1DHM Better every year! Thanks to all.
CT1EGW DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO BE ON THE RADIO, BUT ENJOYABLE PEOPLE ON THE AIR
CT9X We suffered very much from bad conditions on Sunday: The planetary A index was 122 on Sunday, 31 the next day, and 162 on Tuesday. This caused radio blackouts on the HF bands and a high noise level too. Sorry, if we couldn't copy you!
CU2YK Some "om" breaking one of my pile-up with some recording tape. This situation was not good for the true om and yl who wanted to "make" EU003. I'm sorry!!!
DB1WDA it was my first hf-contest I did it just for fun
DC1HPS/P Thanks for nice Contest !!!
DF0TX/P Very basic camping in the wilderness....Station setup in field day style.
DF1IAQ Dr OMs Thank you for the nice contest. See you again in 2005!
DH5HV First IOTA from home QTH with TH7DX and just small wire antenna for 20 40m. No real antenna for 80m. All performed well, especially N1MM’s logger with big support also during (!!!) the contest. TNX everybody.
DJ0IP Used this contest as to test new radio TenTec ORION
DJ1AA This year I was QRV only the first 12 hours. Strange dx condx on 10m. Some strong stations and after a couple of QSOs nothing more. I hope to be QRV next year from an island again. Until next year 2005. VY 73 Mirko DJ1AA / AB0DL / 5Z4HU.
DJ2QV condx got worse and worse due to the aurora activity. Lucky to catch some 10m IOTAs right at the beginning. Later on 10m almost totally dead
DJ5DT/P high noise level, unable to hear weak signals
DJ6TK "Hi Guys, it was funny to work in the IOTA Test again"
DK8OL bad condx, very slow going
DL0HGW/P Activity from Vilm Island with first time short wave activity, this island is wildlife reservation since 1990, during transfer by boat our linear got problems so we worked with 100 watt during the contest.
DL0KWH/P Nice contest once again - but the ionosphere collapsed; aurora & CME hit us in the second part of the contest, see you next year!
DL0PCK/QRP tnx to all participants and mngrs I used the contest to try SDI to log online: FB!
DL2FK It is always a great pleasure for me to work Iota. But sometimes the family has no time.
DL3YBM Had no strategy prior to entering the contest other than to have some fun and test the setup for this year's WAE. Almost everything I tested did not work! Severe software problems were present the whole weekend. In the end I threw out the new keyboard
DL4JYT nice see you next year
DL4MCF TNX to everybody for calling - bad condx and thunderstorms made it very difficult - but again lot of fun - see you all next year with hopefully better condx!
DL5AUA/P I was qrv from the Lighthouse of Neuwerk; but many qrm - local and bad condx. QSO's valid for EU127 and also for GIA: N-12; for ARLHS: FED-165; for GLHA: 38 and for WLH: 2311 - hope next year with better condx and maybe with other antennas - tnx to all for
DL5CX/P HAVE MISCOUNTED MY NUMBERS, FORGOT NR 77 AND GAVE TWICE NR 86, SRI BUT THATS FIELDDAY CONDS WITHOUT PC, BUT TERRIBLE MOSKITOS !
DL5SWB Poor conds, very hard with indoor antenna (ATAS-120) and 50 wtts.
DL6KVA "I think the difficulties with the condx felt everybody. Haven't seen such worse condx for any contest in my 20 years of amateur radio. Additionally find out that this was definitely the last time I used SDI (after several years) for contest logging.
DL7FA condx was not good for me but at least I work a few island stations ..I really like to participate in the IOTA Island.
DL7VSN I worked under my own rules only cw/only multipliers and only each call sign one time - not so much points but fun
DL8MBS Wanted to test a new sloping dipole in the backyard as new qrp-antenna. Blamed the antenna first for the rough going... Respect to all who endured the condx for more hours!
EA1AAW good contest
EA1BZP VERY POOR CONDITIONS VERY NOICE IN THE 20 METERS BAND BUT THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING CONTEST
EA2RU VERY NICE CONTEST
EA3FHC My first IOTA test- a lot of fun despite bad condx
EA4DUT My first IOTA contest. Congratulations to winners and the organization of this event
EA4FL/P Many stations but, very bad conditions.
EA4PL Bands became completely dead at night :-(
EA5BWR/M Many thanks to all stations that let me to contact with them, good luck to everybody. 73
EA5OL No much time this year and bad propagation on my side.
EA5YJ I hope work more time next year,
EA6TU My first try in the IOTA contest, very funny and nice pile up during the short time I have been on air, due to my work. For the next edition I will try with better antenna system, this year only GP or Dipole for 20. See you on the next contest.
E I4CF Conditions were odd especially Sunday morning. Was trying out a new rig and have much to learn!!
EI7IQ Thanks to Paul O'Kane EI5DI for the excellent SDI Iota Contest Logging Software. Thanks to RSGB for organising the contest. Thanks to all stations in the contest for QSOs and Multipliers.
EI8IR Conditions were poor from here, but enjoyed the contest nonetheless.. tnx to those who travelled for this contest...
EJ2MT Bristol (G6YB) and East Cork (EI7M) joined forces to form the Bere Island Group - EJ2MT. HF conditions were terrible and Western Europe was not the place to be. We lost out on a lot of Asia/Pacific multipliers only managing a few QSOs with Japan.
EJ4F Hard work running low power but great fun nevertheless
ER2RM TNX FOR FB CONTEST!
ES0MC "Not too serious effort had an evening sauna and several hours sleep during the night. Conditions were rather poor, so practically only EU contacts due to my LP and wire antennas. That's why my mult is rather modest also.
ES4MM TNX FER CONTEST!
F/PC2T Did little over 12 hours to keep the other camping guests happy, but liked it very much to work IOTA from a Camping. Would appreciate it very much if the IOTA's I worked with this CEPT call would count for my personal IOTA award.
F6IRF A couple of hours just for the practice. Very poor conditions...
F6KOP/P Nice island. Beautiful weather. Great BBQs by our host F9IE. Lots of fun! See you next year in the contest.
F8CFE/P Backpack/battery operated (little) dxpedition. Unable to be QRV on 40 and 20m as announced. sri, next time. Anyway, I had fun, and great view on the ""Mont Saint Michel""!"
G0GFQ Conditions a real struggle with heavy QSB. Virtually no propagation above 20M's on 25-07-2004 after a promising start with 10M open it soon plummeted!
G0MRH Band conditions were really terrible for my station In addition my logging programme didn't help Thanks to all the Eastern Europe countries for being interested in IOTA 2004
G0TLA Enjoyed our first HF Contest One Comment to note some stations do not give their call signs often enough also they do not acknowledge receipt of your information and clarify theirs. Looking forward to next Contest. We Have the Bug.
G0UKX Callsign idents better than in recent
years Very little DX audible in my location QSB very severe
G0VAX Not very good band conditions
G0WBR My first IOTA. Wow what an experience just a shame conditions were poor especially on 10 metres but a lot learned and will definitely try to better my qso rate next year
G2AFV DX stns hard to find Vy high noise level
G3GLL Just a token entry this year. HF band conditions poor
G3LHJ Good W/E condx about right for time of low sun spots just 1 Q on 10M lots of points for the IOTA 2004 award struggled with a low LF LW as gales brought it down last week .CU NEXT YEAR" god willing.
G3RR/P Good fun weekend social event along with some operating allowing some new licensees a taste of contesting
G3TXF Was in two minds over whether to have a go at MIXED, but when it came to getting the 80m dipole to work at BOTH ends of the band, decided to stick to a CW-only entry. Despite poor conditions (where was the US and Japan on 20 HF?) there was still enough
G3VQO This contest has never caught my imagination - hence the gaps when I wandered off!!! No activity on Sunday due to work.
G3VYE Licensed for nearly 40 years but this is the first time I have had a go in this contest. Limited time and inadequate aerial(s) resulted in a low score so I will be near the bottom of the listings. Even I so enjoyed it and cannot think why I didn't have a go before.
G3YEC Remind me in future to say NO to visitors for the IOTA weekend. They always want to know what you are doing! Even for that very enjoyable as usual.
G3YMC To say conditions were lousy was an understatement; I nearly gave up after the first hour! Certainly nothing special in the way of DX... But it picked up somewhat later and I quite enjoyed it. Decided to do the 12 hours in a single stretch.
G3ZRJ Family commitments limited operations Condx were pretty rough
G4BGW Band condx awful - so repaired the garden gate! log submitted as check log only
G4BVJ/P Pleased with the performance of my Ten-Tec Omni VI with a Butternut HF6V Vertical however conditions were poor and worked hard to make 625 QSO's. Enjoyed the setup with my new MFJ259B analyser!
G4DBW Great fun - conditions for QRP operation not very good - pleased to support RSGB contest for a few hours.
G4DDL I should have taken my 12 hours on Saturday Conditions on Sunday appalling I gave up due to boredom after about 7 and a half hours of operation the long exchange makes calling CQ quite daunting.
G4FVK I found that conditions weren’t as good as last year.15m was hard going even for the bigger stations. Nothing at all was heard on 10m. I normally hear a lot of French stations on 80 and 40m but this year nothing at all
G4HZV K index of 7 - oh dear! Still good fun and 20 held up.
G4WGE/P Expended an awful lot of effort to get the antennas airborne with disappointing results. Will probably go for something simpler next year.
G4XPE Conditions 80/40 metres - high qrn and qsb
G4ZME Poor conditions, unsustainable for QRP working. Only DX heard VY2/W1MO.
G5W Conditions seemed to start fine, and then go down hill on the second day. But an enjoyable contest. Some extreme rubber-clocking heard at the end - up to five minutes! Noticeable that the unique island references on the air from the UK had more trade than from EU005.
G5XV EU120 Stenbury Down, Isle of Wight Conditions seemed to be down, but then the solar flare hit and after that, they were just plain awful!
G6CSY Where was 10m?
G6M Shame about the flare on Sunday am, 20 condx very auroral following!
G6PZ We decided at the last minute to enter. Hard going at times but very enjoyable although conditions were not great. See you next year.
G8SRC/P Keep the weather fine again next year. Great fun weekend, we did more QSOs than last year but those mults are hard to get. Really must brush up the CW!
GI4AAM Conditions difficult here at the moment. Enjoyed the contest!
GI4TSK Better performance than my previous years in contest just one of the small guns and the hearings not what it used to be.
GJ4DBL/P Amazed at the pile-ups, even with 100W and a wire vertical for 20m at 20' agl
GM0CLN For the first time in several years I wasn't taking part in a Multi-Multi entry for IOTA. Have previously enjoyed entering with GM2T (Tiree EU-008), GM5A (Islay EU-008) and GM4V (Benbecula).
GM0FGI Hard going this year, down side no contacts on 10m and very few on 15m, highlight working YM0T on 80m.
GM2T We all enjoyed the contest once again from the Island of Tiree. The Bands were certainly not the best and it was very hard work for most of the contest due to the Aurora. Lastly as always the hospitality shown by the people of Tiree was second to none.
GM2Z The weather on Bute was 20 terrible, strong wind and heavy rain. My tent just was lying on the ground, antenna mast was broken fifty-fifty twice.
GM3HAM/P Just a jolly to test gear and to generate activity
GM4SID Poor conditions and a rubbish entry!
GM4TOQ/P The weather on Bute was terrible, strong wind and heavy rain.
GM5C Band Conditions very poor and Aurora wiped out 10m band
GM7TUD thanks to all the teams of island activators, hope next year to get a full weekend when I don’t have to work, always good fun chasing IOTA.
GN0ADX/P Band condx poor. Less QSO's compared to last year.
GU8D Well, we tried our best but obviously not good enough.
GW0GEI Decided to try 24 hours ssb assisted this year after winning the 12 hour ssb for the last three years. DX conditions seemed very poor and the new 20m 4 ele monobander yagi fixed on JA did not have much success as the only JA worked on 20m was on long path.
GW3SB Conditions were terrible!
GW6HOU/P First time entry. Confined to 20, 15 and 10m for 9.5 hours. Condx much better on first day but openings on 10m very limited. Nice to work new IOTA and four new DXCC.
HA1DAE Very hard to work with low power in bad propagation. Tnx fer islands activations.
HA5AF I enjoyed it
HB9AYZ I PARTICIPATED ONLY SOME HOURES. PROPAGATIONS FOR 5 WATTS ONLY NOT REALLY GOOD.
HB9DWU Not a lot of time to be QRV. Goemagnetic disturbances caused a considerable amount of QRN on 20 and 40m."
HB9OCR I've used an ICOM ic706MK2 with a rotary dipole and a PKW vertical antenna with tuner. Next year will be better !
HB9VID Fun contest, bad propagation I just hope to be in the top 50 See you next year, 73, hb9vid
HI3/ON4QX very bad conditions for working, no electricity on the right moment and no gasoline for the generator in town at night, we will see for one other IOTA next year. Tnx for the hospitality of Ted HI3TEJ and his family .Also tnx to Johan ON4IQ, Erwin HI3NR.
HS0EHF/P This is the first time in IOTA Contest. It vy fun. Thanks to all QSOs.
HS0ZEE Poor band conditions nothing heard on 10m logger crashed so missed 40m whilst rewriting log Re submitted contest log. as 12 QSO's missing Apparently I did not use the up to date version Used V:18 now loaded V:25
I2WIJ Another effort from my country qth, with the usual IOTA setup, IC-706 and R7 Vertical antenna.
Very hard being on the wrong side and with those awful propagation conditions!
IC8M Very nice Iota Contest... see on next edition...
IC8OZM nice experience cu next year
IC8WIC Worst conditions ever, but a lot of fun as usual. Murphy as second op, with computer crash and 40 meters antenna not working. See you next year!
IK0OTJ very bad wx
IK1BBC not too much time to spend in contest due to work nice contest anyway I'll be on next year
IK2WFN Poor propagation
IM0/IZ0EJQ Last year(2003), I participated (frankly, I tried) the IOTA contest from S.Pietro EU165,I was in a tent, the external temperature hot, so, despite the fan, my power supply took totally fire about 10 minutes after the contest starting up. No spares were available.
IN3XUG a terrible storm in first 4' hours contest we have installed dipole only at 18 gmt.... after... a beautiful contest see you next year
IS0SDX Good contest also if the cheap propagation to long distance has limited a satisfactory result of it good bye to the next ciao ciao to all de Piergiorgio IS0SDX
IT9ORA I am very glad to participate in this contest, because they are many islands on the air in the world, IT9RZU MY FIRTS IOTA END VERY EXPERIENCE ON THE AIR SURE NEXT YEAR
IZ0EHL/0 Tnx for beautiful contest. Not many points but many many fun. This time had work with a windows custom made with pleasure. Many new islands for my IOTA award.
IZ2EJU My first entry in IOTA contest, not much more than a... test !
IZ7EDQ No good propagation.
IZ8DMZ tnx for good work to rsgb iota thanks.
J45C My first DX pedition Like to do more in the future Need better antennas
JA1AAT I received no IOTA contest stations on the 10m band. Conditions not good between Japan and Europe/Africa/North America/South America. Looking forward to the next IOTA contest.
JA1BPA The propagation was very poor, and I had to call for long hours to work any island station located close to or within Europe due to the very high European activity. Maybe it is time to introduce an incentive in the contest rules to persuade participants to work other continents.
JA1XUY Thank you for nice contest.
JA2KVB It was disappointing solar condition, so I worked with not so many island stations. Particularly, after 1730Z I couldn't hear any DX stations. Finally I made no contact with new ones (EU-071, EU-099, SA-023 or SA-045).
JA3AOP "It was bad propagation condition because of solar activity. However, I enjoyed IOTA contest. See you next IOTA contest.
JA8AJE Poor condition but enjoyed to get long exchanges from IOTA stations.
JG1OWV Station Description: 100W Single transmitter Kenwood TS570. Wire Antenna mounted at veranda 12th Floor of 14 stories condominium
JH3AIU I could get some IOTA stations on 40m for the first time.
JN6RZM I'm very happy to work AS-059 RZ0IWZ/P.
K2KQ Awful band conditions!
K2NUD This was fun, I will try harder next time.
K2RET First time in IOTA contest, Looking forward to the next one. Thanks to all the stations who listened up for me. 73' Bob - K2RET
K3MD My first IOTA contest entry.
K3TW Lots of fun for this QRP station.
K4AQ Best QRP DX: (distances per WriteLog database): 242015z M4A, England, 20CW, 4178 mi (836 mi/watt),242022z ON4UN, Belgium, 20CW, 4376 mi (875 mi/watt), 250055z LU1FZR, Argentina, 20CW, 5107 mi (1021 mi/watt), Yaesu FT-897 transceiver
K4QCD/P Strange propagation - We had fun and turned the contest into a 20m IOTA QSO party. We worked over 450 Qs on 20m ssb and encouraged many stateside people to make some IOTA contacts. We had an unbelievable number of 001 and 002 contacts.
K5VG Mobile-to-mobile between Virginia and Corsica was fun.
K5ZD Conditions were terrible!
K6III Very difficult band conditions.
K8CQ Could only squeeze in a few hours at odd times, but always happy to work a few with my stealthy gutter dipole! Surprised a few with my new island number when I responded to their calls such as VK4TT. There should be a special category for us CC&R participants.
KG6DX HAD FUN IN MY FIRST IOTA CONTEST IT WON'T BE MY LAST
KI6MX Second year in contest. Band conditions poor for West Coast operators. Still had fun and will be here next year.
KP4JRS Enjoy a lot my 1st IOTA Contest working the 20m.
KR4M First time participant. Enjoyed contest but propagation was really bad!!
KU8E/P QTH was St. George Island, Florida, U.S.A. We had a strong lightning storm that took out power to the entire island for 5 1/2 hours and cut short our operation.
KV2M Propagation was not good, but had a great time - thanks!
LS7D No time for contest only few hours for fun, as I’m moving to VE2 soon, I hope to work next IOTA from some NA island
LX5A bad condx - see you next year
LZ2BE It was my first IOTA contest, but it will not be the last!
LZ3SM Good condx first day and surprised short skip on 15m next day. Tnx for all of you guys for new islands! See you in IOTA 2005!
M0B First entry for the group into IOTA. Very much a training session for new ops. As with all field events, great to sit round the old campfire. Strange sounding QSOs on 40m overnight, then saw the Aurora spots coming through the DX Cluster. Oh dear!
M0BAO/P POOR BAND CONDITIONS BUT FUN CONTEST
M0BGR Awful Propagation Conditions!
M0CNP Very hard going this year. Not much heard/worked outside Europe.
M0OIC Band conditions were very poor little DX as such This is not a contest entry Hope for better conditions next year Many thanks for putting on the event
M0PDC Great contest, really enjoyed it. Was good to see so much IOTA activity. An excellent effort some people went out to provide a 'new one' and a nice new mult.
M0W first time Wakefield + DRS has done this contest and submitted an entry We have learned a lot and enjoyed the contest even though condx were really bad Hope that the log is ok for our first go at the contest
M2C Weather wonderful. Conditions lousy. What more do you want?
M3C Great fun. I did not have time for the 24 hours this time. See you next year.
M3RCV First entry into IOTA. Hard to make 5w heard at the beginning of the contest with all the high power around but it got better. Hard work but enjoyed it!
M3S Poor conditions on all bands (10M dead!) and network problems prevented use of multiplier station. Lot of effort for disappointing result.
M5S condx for phone seemed very poor
M8C Cray Valley RS DXpedition. We all had a great time and want to go back next year. See http://ourworld.compuserve.co.uk/g4buo/m8c.html
MM0Q Enjoyable as always but would like to suggest some rule changes as there is NO incentive to travel to remote northerly islands and spend hundreds of pounds for little return. IOTA is about working island stations. Please increase the points differential.
MM3AWD Propagation poor, and found it difficult with 5W. Had some problems with logging system, so I have lost about 10,000 points.
MM3JHS First time in an IOTA contest, great fun. Conditions not perfect, will be back!!!
MU3GSY My first entry for this contest. Very poor conditions
N1DX Used vertical dipoles this year, with 20M configured as a 4-square. Friday PM we were hopeful of good condx, but.....The drive-on island isn't as exotic as ferrying, but makes things simpler.
N1XC Had a blast just wish I had more time to operate. The portable vertical works great when the radials are in the brine! Thanks for a wonderful time.
N2GC POOR CONDITIONS MADE FOR A VERY FRUSTRATING TIME. CU NEXT YEAR.
N4GG Enjoyed it very much, despite very poor condx.
N4MM Conditions not very good. Signals weak, low participation. Got one new IOTA in contest.
N4PN SORRY CONDX WERE SO BAD....VERY UNFORTUNATE..LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR WHEN I CAN OPERATE AT MY CONTEST STATION ON ST. GEORGE ISLAND, FLORIDA (NA-085). BUSINESS PREVENTED MY OPERATION FROM THERE THIS YEAR.
N5LYG Band conditions stunk but still had fun.
N5PU Wish I had more time to spend in test!
N6VR Absolutely the worst condx in years! Worked only one European, CU3EE. We did have fun otherwise.
N7XY Conditions here were very poor. I had planned to enter in the QRP category, but results were quite disappointing even at 100 watts.
N8II Condx started out at low normal (poor to Asia) and by 21Z were horrible. 20M closed to Eu by 2230Z and 40M peaked to EU BEFORE sunset! By 0130 few Eu were left on 40M. 75/80 surprisingly open to Eu, but poor activity. I eked out a few new IOTA's.
NC2N The best conditions ever seen...
OD5RMK Please visit http://www.qsl.net/ik1qbt/ramkin_index.htm
OE1WEU Sorry for bad format, it’s my first entry in IOTA test .. I am using SuperDuper and Logkonverter, but could not fix the problem ..
OE8WOQ I was only able to operate on 20m... but nice contest
OH0Y/6 Thanks for the nice contest! I was just having fun this time!
OH4MFA My first entry to IOTA contest and first contest with Elecraft K2 in QRP category. Aurora messed up conditions, so did not operate too much during night time. Nice contest because you can try to work anyone, hopefully better conditions next year.
OH5PA The conditions extremely poor during the contest. Hope better luck next year!
OH6NIO The 12 hour category was ideal for me because I couldn't have been able to participate full 24 hours. This contest was pure fun!
OK1ABB No contest here, only few interesting QSOs made. Terrible conds mainly at Sunday. Wishing the better one at next year for this nice contest.
OK1CZ "Condx were horrible. Hope to do better next year.
OL4M Happy to take part with my 77 years.
OL6P BAD CONDX, BUT NICE CONTEST.
OM2SM I HAVE POOR RADIO FOR CONTESTING HI
OM3YK Tnx fer nice contest Vy 73
ON4ACA nice contest, see you next year.
ON5WL Very good activity but poor condx
on 15 and 10 m. Nice contest and I worked some new IOTA's.
Till next year.
OY1CT Condx lousy after Saturday evening, on Sunday the bands went totally dead in periods.
OZ/DL2JRM/P Thanks for this very nice contest. It is a highlight every year. Next year qrv with better antennas for DX.
OZ0J Antenna MFJ-1786. Output approx. 50 Watt. The antenna needs a check cause to high SWR on 20M. This log is approx. what I could hear and work during the contest when I was in the mood to try the radio. Hope to work from another QTH next year.
OZ8AE A weekend with very poor condx. It started very good Saturday at 1200 UTC when I worked OY1CT as my first station on ten. But condx changed and I had to QSY to 15 then 20 meters. Very soon I had "local" QRM and stopped after almost 3 hours operating.
PA0ABM/P Nice to take part for first time. See You next year
PA0IJM Have fun with the control of the incoming logs
PA0RRS on July 25 only few minutes time between job work
PA3GNZ First time in this contest
PA5GU 2nd year I participated. Nice to meet also other IOTA island that I did not meet last year."
PA7RA tnx for nice Contest hope to work more next year
PA9ZZ Poor conditions but great fun!
PB2T/P Glad to submit our log also this year. The group which operated for 3 years as PI4HQ changed its callsign to PB2T/P. Our QTH was back on Goeree island where we were the guest of the local sea scouts. PG2D variable conditions bad stations only giving QRZ. Call only once in 10 QSO's for me it's fun to get min. 100 QSO's Thanks for organisation and log-check
PT2BW Extremely bad propagation on 10m... Could not copy anybody.
PY4FQ Thanks for nice contest.
PY6KY PARABÉNS PELO CONTESTE MUITO FELIZ EM TER PARTICIPADO
PY7EG Very good contest, but no propagation for me hi hi!! 73's
PY7OJ Tks FB Test.
RA0FF Wkd without 21MHz, sorry.
RA6AR 3 new IOTA's (having about 800 worked) - not so bad even under such awful condx! Thanks to all!
RI0MC There are no HAM on this Island. Travel to this Island is by boat only. Electric generator gating to Island by the boat.
RK0FWL/P Beautiful trip + HAM Spirit - what can be better?
RK9CWW Submitting the log without using web is the most challenging part of this IOTA. Sorry, only email here.
RW0BG 24 July - my birthday. Thanks to organisers for every year birthday gift :)
RZ9OW The propagation was very bad!
S50R Last year was more fun (I was on Island 9A7P)!
S51DX Just give points away with the loop antenna for 80m.
SK0HS/5 Poor conditions and thus difficult with just 1 element
SK7MQ Nice wx, bad conds!
SM0ELV/5 Tnx fer all help to adjust my log from a very nice weekend on a nice Island worked for the first time.
SM2LIY Bad HF-conds all the contest. 2m should have been included this year. Good Aurora opening. Think it’s the first contest ever that no JA:s or K:s are logged....
SM6YEC This was my first IOTA contest. It was very fun! Thanks for a nice contest.
SM7BJW Never worked any contest in such bad propagation. Got a few good dx though - ZL and YB (Took me half an hour). Very good activity from UK stations. Had fun all the time.
SP1EK It was again nice to take part of IOTA RSGB Contest I started two years ago and took 55 place on the World I hope that in next year I’ll start fully 24H Mixed Best Regards and Good DX
SP5XSD AFTER 70 QSO I MUST CHANGE SOFTWARE IT WAS UNEXPECTED SURPRISE... NICE CONTEST...
SV1BRL/8 IT BECAME A TRADITION FOR ME TO PARTICIPATE IOTA CONTEST.MAKES ME HAPPY TO HEAR GOOD
FRIENDS AND GIVE SOME MULTIPLIERS TO OTHER PARTICIPANTS. FOR SURE SEE YOU NEXT YEAR. IT IS FUN 88KIKI
SV3SJ/P "Decided to go to Proti Island just the day before the contest. A very emotional moment going back to my childhood years, close to the place where I was grown up. Had a great time though a bit stressful to get on air the soonest possible. Just 14h of operation.
SV8/OK2WH 73 to all IOTA friends from Greece island THASSOS, Vit OK2WH.
SV8/OL8R My second try in IOTA contest. Results better than year ago. Still weak part is lack of high numbers of mults. See you next year
SV8DTP Propagation was terrible all the way-long especially on Sunday morning (never before heard 40m band so quiet, needless to comment the situation on 15m and 10m). A lot of activity in 20m band and difficult to stay in one place for too long with only 100W
SV9/G4DHF Activity was very good on the Saturday but the major flare on the Sunday morning caused a complete radio black out for one hour. Conditions on HF never really recovered. Otherwise an enjoyable contest.
TF4MM My rhombic antenna worked well although propagation was very poor.
TF7/LX9EG/M Lousy propagation into the north but enjoyed Iceland as every time.
TK/IK1RAC Not a lot of time to operate but fairly good conditions and fun. See you next year.
TM4Z 10M DEAD WILL CERTAINLY DO BETTER NEXT YEAR
UA0ACG Tnx all fer Contest
UA3AGW Was not doing it for serious effort with high QSO rates but rather concentrating on Islands, :-) Thanks for a nice chance to increase the IOTA score. Great Contest! See you next year!
UA4AGO GOOD LUCK!!!
UA9CDC THIS CONTEST IS NOT DESIGNED FOR PARTICIPANTS LIKE ME. THE NEAREST ISLAND IS AT LEAST 3000 KM FROM HERE AND THERE IS NO INCENTIVE FOR MOST OF THE PARTICIPANTS TO WORK DISTANT STATIONS. NO POINT SINCE EU TO EU QSO GIVE THE SAME NUMBER OF POINTS AS EU TO DX
UR3IQO Used 20W rig and two band vertical 20 antenna 10m high. Nice contest.
UR7EQ Very good contest. Thanks.
UR7EU Tnx for nice test!
UR7EZ This was my first try in this contest. I use was dipole 20 meters high and Druzhba-M transceiver with PA - 200W output. I had a nice trial but steel need to approve my antenna or have some new kind of. Nevertheless, it was nice to QSO so many different IOTAs
US1MM Good contest! 73!
UT2IWT/P AZ 01 for Ukrainian island award.
UU2JQ Thank to all great operators for the fun! I was hunting for the RZ0IWZ/P but did not work them.
UU7J/P Great activity, lot of islands. CONDX were not too bad.
UX0ZX FB CONTEST! NEXT IN 2005!
V31MX Qth Caye Caulker, Belize. C.A. IOTA NA-073) Antennas 80, 20, 15, dipoles. Transportation to the island via water taxi only, 15 miles from main land. Had multi power outages of 30 to 45 minutes afternoon operation.
VA3JFF MY FIRST IOTA CONTEST. LOOKING FORWARD TO ADDING TO MY TOTALS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.
VA7ST Big aurora here on Saturday night. HF mostly wiped out -- no real 40m except first few hours of contest. Had fun searching and calling. Thanks to all who heard me!
VE1DX Bands were not good with A 40 and K 4 and 5. Lots of activity in spite of poor condx!
VE1JS Conditions were TERRIBLE!!!!!! It seemed as if the Gods of Propagation suddenly made North American signals incompatible with European receivers. C'est la vie The single element per band rule MUST GO. This is ridiculous nonsense
VE1RGB Very poor conditions here. Propagation was up and down, mostly down, and high QRN. Gave up after 12 hours! Still, this is a fun contest. One never knows what they will trip over.
VE2OWL The geomagnetic conditions as well as some fatigue prevented me from operating more during the contest.
VE3GHK HF CONDITIONS AFTER 02:30 UTC ON 07/25 WERE VERY POOR
VE3MGY "Only operated for a couple of hours but I couldn't believe how bad condx were."
VE7FO Boy, did that suck or what? Once
again, invited some folks for contest training. Cndx were
so bad that one of them didn't make any Qs. No one to call.
No one answering CQs. No sigs on 10 or 15. No CQ test heard
on 40 or 80.
VK2GWK poor conditions and hardly any Europeans to be heard.....
VK2WL I FOUND THE BAND CONDITIONS TO BE A BIT UNFAVOURABLE AND ALTHOUGH I COULD HEAR MANY STATIONS THEY COULDNT RECEIVE ME ON MY MEDIUM POWER AND DIPOLE ANTENNAS. I'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR THOUGH.
VK4TT I must say have had better condx on all bands
VO1AU Conditions seemed poor, and QRN levels were very high.
VO1TA Always enjoy this contest, pity the conditions were so poor. Could only hear the big stations. Hope to cu all next year under better conditions.
VU3DJQ ENJOYED WORKING WITH MY HOMEMADE TRX
VY2/W1MO SOLAR FLARES ENDED THE CONTEST PREMATURELY. ALL BANDS WIPED OUT. BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR!
VY2/W1OH Only had a short time to get on (hey, vacation is vacation, right?!!) but had fun anyway. Sure wish conditions had been better!
W1AJT/VE3 Really terrible conditions here for the most part. Only heard one station (non-IOTA) from 1000Z to 1145Z on 20m Sunday.conditions were better.
W2UDT POOR CONDITIONS. DID MANAGE TO WORK A FEW NEW IOTA. TNX TO ALL THE IOTA OPS!
W3TN No stations heard on 10M; not many low power stations on 15 and 20M. Heard only 2 stations from Japan here on the East coast.
W5FO Terrible conditions--see you next year. W7KID terrible conditions but had fun
W9OL always a fun contest but dampened by the poor conditions. I'll be back next year though. I worked a few SSB, only because I couldn't hear any more cw.
WA0WHT Signals were quite weak. Heard auroral flutter Saturday night.
WA4JA/P Tried to active NA085, Shell Is in Expedition Class, but rental boat had a motor problem that would not allow for shallow water operation to allow landing. Returned the boat to the marina and drove to Okaloosa to activate it. Heat index of over 100 (F)
WA6NOL This was my first IOTA and I will be back.
WB8YJF/4 Condx. were TERRIBLE during contest! Very few EU, although a lot were loud here. CU next year!
WD9EWK Just submitting my two QSOs to help with the log checking. Would have been a fun contest, if propagation wasn't so poor. 73!
YC2ECG My first IOTA Contest!
YC3MM/M Mobile whip antenna is not so good for this contest. Will use better one next year.
YL2PQ Tnx for nice contest!
YM0T Another fine contest DXpedition from Kefken Island, AS-159.Antenna: Windom for 10 to 160, at inverted position and balun 35 m above the ground. Made 1414 QSOs and about 1K points. Early in Sunday morning, all bands were dead about 5 hours and 10 m was totally dead.
YO8RIX Very rough condx, because high geomagnetic storm!
YU1WC "Poor propagation on high bands, but lots of island activity.
YZ1V Nice contest as ever. Cu next year!
ZL/G3SQX It's hard from down under! And the multi-ops still don't seem to be interested in multipliers. Always fun, though.
ZL3TE Operated 8 Hours from OC201 mad 10 Q's came home operated 2 hours and made 50 Q's. Better Location and antenna makes all the difference.
ZL3TE/P Was offered this operating site 3 days before the contest. Site unseen I accepted little did I know it was in a deep Bowl with a great view to the SOUTH! combined with Band condx made for a very SLOW contest. 10 QSO's in about 8 hours operating.
ZL6QH Poor conditions from New Zealand
- no openings on 28MHz, and difficult to crack European
pile-ups on 40m.
ZX7XX Heavy wind put down our low bands antenna