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IOTA-BASH 2017 dates have been set!

Mark your calendar for February 24-25, 2017.

IOTA-Bash 2015 is coming up!

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IOTA-BASH 2015Dates for the 2017 IOTA-BASH have been set. Register now!

Vasil RA1ZZ and Vasily R7AL plan on speaking at the 2017 IOTA Bash to be held Feb 24th and 25th. They will be speaking about their recent trips to R7AL/0 (AS-172), R23RRC (AS-91) and UE23RRC (AS-142). Both have done many IOTA's over the years. We look forward to hearing about their adventures.


More speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.


The 13th annual IOTA Bash will be held in Canyon Lake, Texas in the beautiful Texas Hill country.

Contact Mike AB5EB at for more details.



IREF is an organization created to provide support to IOTA expeditions. The Foundation will depend on contributions from members on at least an annual basis. IREF has been born out of a grass roots desire to advance the sport of "Island Chasing" and has not received any endowments to help achieve these goals. IREF is a 501(c)(3) organization.