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RSGB IOTA Contest


Islands On The Air
Stations send RST and QSO serial number, plus IOTA reference number if applicable. If not applicable, just hit <Enter> or <Space> at the IOTA input field - GenLog will put `NONE` in the log.

When entering the received IOTA number, do not use the dash. After entering an IOTA number, the information is displayed in the yellow {Contest name} label for that IOTA. If an invalid IOTA number is entered that is not found in the data files, the {Contest name} label does not change. See error messages and more information, as well as the IOTA data files, below.

Multipliers:
Different IOTA reference numbers on both CW and SSB, on each band.

QSO points:
Island Stations contacting
World Stations: 5 points.
Island Stations having the same IOTA reference: 5 points.
Other Island Stations: 15 points.

World Stations contacting
World Stations: 2 points.
Island Stations: 15 points.

Keep in mind that the points lookup only works when you <Enter> an IOTA number. If you put the number in the field and click `Save data to Log` with the mouse, the points lookup routine was skipped - and the default points = 2.

Score = total QSO points  X  total multipliers.

Edit your Cabrillo file to include:
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED or NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-DXPEDITION: DXPEDITION or NON-DXPEDITION
Also, edit the time category and the operator category as necessary.

IOTA data files required:
iota_af.dat iota_na.dat
iota_an.dat iota_oc.dat 
iota_as.dat iota_sa.dat
iota_eu.dat

You may edit these files when new IOTA reference numbers are added. The error message `Data file [ iota_**.dat ] not found...` is displayed if the data file isn`t in the logging folder. And, the `Data file [ ] not found...`  error is displayed if an invalid 2 letter IOTA continent prefix is entered.

Note:
The logger decides which end of the QSO you are operating from based on whether or not you enter an IOTA reference number in the beginning.