MN5A : IOTA Contest 2019 : Op Ian G3WVG : Rathlin EU-122
Ian G3WVG operated in the 2019 IOTA Contest as MN5A from
Rathlin Island (EU-122).

Recent IOTA Contest operations:

2013 : MZ5A Shetland EU-012
2014 : TF/G3TXF Grimsey EU-168
2015 : GM4S Papa Stour, Shetland EU-012
2016 : LA/G0AAA Lofoten EU-076
2017 : CR3G Madeira AF-014
2018 : MX5A Isles of Scilly EU-011

QSL via G3TXF only Club Log OQRS for Bureau or Direct.
Please send no letters in the mail and send no cards through the Bureau ... QSL requests (either Direct or Bureau) only through OQRS .... OQRS on Club Log is so much quicker, cheaper and easier for either Bureau QSLs or Direct QSLs! Also 100% LoTW.
MN5A: Single-Op DX-pedition for IOTA Contest 2019: QRV 24 hours. No off time! Max QSO rate 125/hr, min QSO rate 42/hour. Harbour in Rathlin Island.
MN5A is the contest call variation in Northern Island for the Three As Contest Club G0AAA. On this occasion it was a Single Operator entry by Ian G3WVG.

Conditions were not great, much as you might expect at this time although contest activity was high.

MN5A made almost 1,900 QSOs in the DXpedition section of the increasingly popular IOTA Contest. 550 QSOs on SSB and 1,337 on CW.

Operation was non-stop for the full 24 hours of the IOTA Contest.

The rig was an Icom 7610 with a 400w amplifier. The antennas were simple nested dipoles.

In case of equipment failure Ian G3WVG had taken two sets of radios, amplifiers, computers, coax-cables and two push-up masts.

In fact, as it turned out, everything performed without a problem, and none of the stand-by gear was required !

Ian G3WVG has now taken part in the IOTA Contest in a significant way for the past seven years.

Ian G3WVG sets off for the drive to Liverpool and the ferry to Belfast, followed by the ferry across to Rathlin Island (EU-122).