25th – 26th July 2020 12:00 – 12:00 UTC

The RSGB IOTA Contest is the most popular contest in the RSGB HF Contests calendar, attracting entries from around the world.

IOTA refers to the RSGB “Islands on the Air” awards. A newcomers’ guide to the system of IOTA references and further information on the IOTA Contest can be found at the IOTA Contest Information page and on the IOTA Contest FAQ page. A beginners’ guide to operating in the contest is here.

If you have any questions about these rules, please email

In line with “Stay at Home” guidance, to minimize the impact of Covid-19, the IOTA Contest in 2020 is exclusively for Single Operators using their home stations; Single Operator Fixed “Island” or “World” Stations are eligible to enter

RSGB will not be awarding trophies in 2020 but downloadable certificates will be available to winners

Changes for 2020:  

The sending of RS(T) in every QSO is mandatory 

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