IOTA Award Tracking

IOTA (Islands On The Air) is an awards program sponsored by the RSGB. Every island has been assigned an IOTA identifier like "EU-005". The first two characters of this identifier define the continent (AF, AN, AS, EU, NA, SA) followed by a three-digit number. For more information check the RSGB IOTA web site at

IOTA Report Types

Choose Awards/IOTA Totals to produce a summary that includes the number of islands worked and the QSL status summaries for each band and mode.

Choose Awards/IOTA Checklist to produce a detailed list of your IOTA status, island-by-island and band-by-band.

Choose Awards/IOTA Worked/Confirmed to produce a report that shows which IOTA islands have been worked or confirmed. This report shows one confirmed callsign and up to two unconfirmed callsigns for each island. This report lets you know which QSOs are candidates for award submission or for QSL requests.

Choose Awards/IOTA Critical QSOs to produce a list of QSOs that if confirmed, would boost your IOTA totals. Just scan down the QSL Sent column to see which cards haven't been sent or are long overdue and should be sent again. A ! is used to flag a line representing a QSO that would increment your IOTA totals for all bands. A + is used to flag a line representing a QSO that would increment IOTA totals for one mode. Un-flagged lines represent QSOs that would increment single band totals. For more information see Critical QSO Summaries.

IOTA Report Options - Selecting Entries and Destinations

The Awards/IOTA reports display an options dialog box that allows you to select which log entries are included in the report - all log entries or only the entries that were selected by the last log search.

The options dialog also allows you to select the report destination - "Screen", "File", "Printer", or any combination.

If you don't choose "File" or "Printer" as a destination you can still save or print the contents of the report by choosing File/Print or File/Save As... from the report window. You can also save or print the report using the icons at the lower right of the report window.

IOTA Report Options - Reset Current Records to Those in Report

By default any Awards/IOTA report that creates a list of QSOs or callsigns resets the "currently selected" log entries to the log entries that appear in the report. This has the effect of substituting a new set of log entries for the entries you selected on your last log search. So, if you don't want your currently selected entries changed, un-set this option.

Double-clicking on Callsigns

Double-clicking on callsigns in a IOTA report will move the Log window to the corresponding entry.

Selecting from the IOTA List

When adding or editing a log entry you can use the IOTA List to set the IOTA field by:

You can search through the list by filling in the Match Name field and then choosing Match. For example if you filled in "Cruz" and then selected the Match button the next IOTA entry that contained Cruz would be highlighted. You could then select Match again to find the next entry that contained Cruz.

To see the IOTA value for your log entry use the Select button or double-click on an entry in the list.