The Board of Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd has added the following new provision in IOTA Programme Rules at B.3.10:

Contacts claimed for IOTA credit must include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operators on both sides of the contact. Automated contacts, i.e. contacts not initiated and completed personally by both operators at the time of QSO, such as simultaneous multiband activity, are not acceptable in a programme founded on an ethos of recognising personal operating performance and skill.

The existing B.3.10 and 11 are being renumbered B.3.11 and 12. These and the other provisions of B.3 continue to apply.

Team IOTA, 10 September 2021