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Iota-hunting – many new islands worked


Posted: September 17th, 2013 under DX, Hamradio, Iota, Soundclips.

hp0int-map Since my last report with VK5CE/P, I have worked several new islands. Here is a small report since then.

On August 24th I worked YW5X from SA-054 on 17M CW for a new iota.

On August 25th I worked YW5X on 20M CW. 

On August 30th I worked EF3EGB from EU-078 on 17M CW and 20M CW for a new iota. 7T9A was worked from AF-094 on 15M CW for a new iota. YB8S was worked from OC-236 on 20M SSB for a new iota.YB3MM/P was worked from OC-217 on 20M CW for a new iota.

On August 31st I worked EF3EGB on 40M CW. I also worked T10VB on 40M CW. Vlad UA4WHX is operating from Transnistria. It doesn't count (yet?) for any dxcc. Read more about the operation on DX-World.

On September 1st I worked CT1EGW/P on 20M SSB from EU-167.

On September 4th I worked FO/KH0PR from OC-131 on 30M CW for a new iota.

On September 6th I worked VE7DP/7 from NA-075 on 20M CW for a new iota. XW0YJY was worked on 20M CW. XW1YC was worked on 30M CW. GW3KHZ/P was worked on 17M/20M/30M CW from EU-106. It is a very rare iota, but it was not a new one for me. HP0INT/3 was worked from NA-071 on 17M CW for a new iota.

On September 7th I worked HP0INT/3 on 30M CW. GW3KHZ/P was worked on 40M CW.

On September 8th I worked R20RRC/0 from AS-066 on 15M CW for a new iota. XW1YC was worked on 40M CW.

On September 9th I worked HP0INT/1 from NA-072 on 30M CW for a new iota. XW1YC was worked on 17M/20M CW. V6G was worked from OC-012 on 20M CW for a new iota. HP0INT/2 was worked on 15M CW from NA-072 for a new iota.

On September 12th I worked YB0AI/9 from OC-275 on 20M SSB for a new iota.

On September 14th I worked JA8COE/8 from AS-147 on 15M SSB for a new iota. JA6TBE/6 was worked 12M/15M CW from AS-036 for a new iota. IQ7IA was worked from EU-091 on 20M SSB for a new iota. HP0INT/9 was worked from NA-203 on 15M CW for a new iota. YF1AR/9 was worked on 20M SSB from OC-275. OH/DL2SWW was worked from EU-173 on 40M CW for a new iota.

On September 15th I worked FO/KH0PR from OC-094 on 30M CW for a new iota. VK4EI Lyn was worked from OC-227 on 20M CW for a new iota. YN2PX was worked on 30M CW. OH/DL2SWW was worked from EU-101 on 30M for a new iota.

On September 17th I worked HP0INT/4 from NA-088 on 30M CW for a new iota. I managed to work them on 5 of 6 islands activated. They were so weak from NA-202 that I barely could read them. I tried, but I could not get them in the log. Though I'm very happy to work them anyway. To read more about the activation of the Invoker Team, go here.

And before you ask… I have been bitten by the iota-bug! I have worked iota's before, but I haven't really focused my attention towards them before. Lately I've been watching the cluster and the bulletins for new iota's a lot. Besides I feel that there are a lot of people activating iota's these day. As of the time of this writing I've worked 460 iota's. I have plenty of island to work as the total number of iota's are around 1100. If you want to read more about IOTA (Islands on the Air) go here.

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Comments: 2

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Piotr

November 6, 2013
20:23

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You have very nice recordings at the bottom of the page. My favourite is XW0YJY, he is realy fast. It is nice to have some chance to listen one of thouse guys working fast on CW, spacally when I have no radio hmmm…
Vy 73’s de LA7RRA !

la8aja

November 12, 2013
21:42

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Thank you Piotr.

Glad you like the recordings. I try to make a few now and then and post.Too bad you don’t have a radio. Hopefully you’ll have one soon. CQWW CW is coming up, and it would be a pity to miss that one. Good dx. 

73 de Andreas, LA8AJA