Island activities: AS-118. Members of the Kuwait Amateur Radio Society, lead by Essa, 9K2HQ, will once again be active as 9K2F from Failaka Island
between March 11-15th. Activity will be on 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via 9K2RA or LoTW. AS-207. (NEW) Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will be active as R207RRC from Kosa Dvukh Pilotov Island (RDA CK-05, WW Loc AP18gg, RRA RR-11-05) in the Chukchi Sea Coast Centre group for the first time ever between April 3-10th (estimated dates).
Operators mentioned are Victor/UA3AKO, Yuri/UA0KBG and Alexander/RA3AV. Activity will be on 40/30/20/15 meters using CW, SSB and possibly FT8 (F/H). QSL via UA3AKO, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, watch QRZ.com or the Web page: http://r207rrc.ru
They need your financial support because of the complex and expensive logistics. PayPal address is: firstname.lastname@example.org SA-101. It was announced that the IOTA Committee has informed the operators of the CB0Z operation that their first time SA-101 IOTA operation has been approved. 2020 Honor Roll/Annual Listings (Published on the IOTA Website):
The two main listings with a total 1647 entries show an increase of 10 over
the same listings in 2019. Early indications based on increasing take-up in the last three months point to a bumper year 2020.
Some 253 record-holders now have scores of 1000 or more IOTA groups, an increase of 9% on last year, and 590, up 2%, have scores of at least 750 groups, the number required for the IOTA Plaque of Excellence.
Scores at the top continue to close with 63 record-holders breaking through the
1100 mark and 18 of them within 10 of the top score.
Congratulations to leader 9A2AA on 1129 groups out of a possible 1133 that have seen activity, to I2YDX and I1JQJ who follow close behind and indeed to all who have joined the IOTA family or updated in the last year.
Following a brief break Checkpoints have started processing applications again. Now is the time to make that submission if you wish to avoid the busy period later in the year.
Kindest regards, G3KMA, 22 February 20th PLEASE NOTE: Since the Webmasters of the new <www.iota-world.org> have decided NOT to post or dedicate a Web page to announce upcoming IOTA operations, PLEASE send your IOTA operations information to the OPDX, and we will post it here in an upcoming bulletin...... Check-out the latest IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club