This award is administered by the IOSA Committee and is the creation of
Les Hamilton GM3ITN, who has accepted advice and some alterations from
Gavin Taylor GM0GAV, Dave Warburton GM0LVI and Robert Ferguson GM3YTS.
Les Hamilton GM3ITN is the top U.K. station on the Islands on the Air
(IOTA) Honour Roll. He has devised an award that is extremely
challenging, particularly the higher graded awards.
We hope this award will encourage Amateur Radio operators from around
the world to contact or visit and activate some of the most beautiful
and remote parts of Scotland.
In order to encourage operations from the islands, there will be two
classes of awards, one for the Chasers and the other for those who go
out and activate the islands (the Activators).
The islands listed are the only ones eligible for these awards.
No other islands will be added.
Applicants should be licensed radio amateurs. A short-wave listerner
qualifies for the Chaser's Award.
Chasers and Activators have different goals to achieve and the awards
are graded as below:-
Basic 10 Islands in 6 Island Groups 5 Islands in 3 Island Groups
Silver 25 Islands in 7 Island Groups 12 Islands in 4 Island Groups
Gold 50 Islands in 8 Island Groups 25 Islands in 5 Island Groups
Supreme 75 Islands in 10 Island Groups 40 Islands in 7 Island Groups
Chasers must submit proof of contact with stations as designated above.
Activators must show evidence that they have made a minimum of 100
contacts from each island claimed, i.e. photocopied log details or
computer log disk.
Contacts should be made from the same DXCC country and must be made
with licensed amateur stations.
Contacts must have taken place since 1 November 1947 and must have
been made on the 1.8, 3.5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 50, 144 Mhz bands.
Maritime mobile contacts are not allowed. All stations must be shown
to be land based.
Original QSL cards confirming the contacts must be submitted by chasers.
Any cards deemed to have been altered will be disallowed.
The Islands of Scotland Directory cost 6 pounds,10 US dollars or 16 IRC
and this should be applied for in the first instance.
The cost of the Directory includes the cost of the Basic certificate.
On applying for the Basic awards,applicants should send only sufficient
postage for the return of their QSL cards.
The individual cost of each other award (Silver, Gold, Supreme) is:-
5 UK pounds or 8 US dollars or 12 IRCS, plus return postage.
Please specify category of return postage required and allow for this
when including your postage fee.
In addition to the certificate, the Supreme Award entitles the
applicant to receive a Scottish Quaich, engraved with the applicants
callsign and award details. Please ask for details on applying for the
Supreme Award. The fee for this varies, depending on availability.
Directory Applications to: Dave Warburton GM0LVI
Award Applications to: Les Hamilton GM3ITN
GMDX Group Islands of Scotland Award (Groups,Islands,References)
CLYDE ISLANDS Firth of Lorne
Arran CL1 Lismore FL1
Bute CL2 Kerrera FL2
Great Cumbrae CL3 Seil FL3
Little Cumbrae CL4 Luing FL4
Ailsa Craig CL5 Scarba FL5
Holy Island CL6 Garvellachs FL6
Lady Isle CL11
OUTLIERS FIRTH OF FORTH
Flannan Island OL1 Isle of May FF1
St Kilda OL2 Bass Rock FF2
North Rona OL3 Craigleith FF3
Sula Sgeir OL4 Fidra FF4
Rockall OL5 Inchkeith FF5
SHETLANDS & FAIR ISLE SOLWAY FIRTH
Mainland SH1 Hestan SF1
Unst SH2 Little Ross SF2
Yell SH3 Islands of Fleet SF3
Fetlar SH4 Scares SF4
Outer Skerries SH8
Fair Isle SH9
OUTER HEBRIDES ORKNEY ISLANDS
Lewis & Harris OH1 Mainland OR1
North Uist OH2 Westray OR2
South Uist OH3 Papa Westray OR3
Benbecula OH4 North Ronaldsay OR4
Berneray OH5 South Ronaldsay OR5
Monach Islands OH6 Hoy OR6
Vatersay OH7 Shapinsay OR7
Mingulay OH8 Stronsay OR8
Eriskay OH9 Rousay OR9
Sandray OH10 Sanday OR10
Barra OH11 Eday OR11
Great Bernera OH12 Egilsay OR12
Scarp OH13 Flotta OR13
Tarnansay OH14 Burray OR14
South Berneray OH16
South Pabbay OH17
Shiant Islands OH18
INNER HEBRIDES COASTAL ISLANDS
Canna NH1 Pentland Skerries SC1
Rhum NH2 Stroma SC2
Eigg NH3 Neave SC3
Tiree NH4 Eilean Nan Ron SC4
Coll NH5 Rabbit Islands SC5
Muck NH6 Eilean Hoan SC6
Skye NH7 Handa SC7
Ascribe Islands NH8 Oldany SC8
Rona NH9 Gruinard SC9
Raasay NH10 Summer Isle SC10
Pabay NH11 Isle of Ewe SC11
Crowlin Islands NH12 Eilean Horrisdale SC12
Longay NH13 Longa SC13
Wiay NH14 Trodday SC14
Mull NH15 Fladda SC15
Iona NH16 Mingay SC16
Treshnish Islands NH17 Isay SC17
Little Colonsay NH27
Total Groups 10
Total Islands 120