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IOTA-BASH 2016 dates have been set!

Mark your calendar for February 26-27, 2016.

IOTA-Bash 2015 is coming up!

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IOTA-BASH 2015Dates for the 2016 IOTA-BASH have been set. Register now!

Mike K9AJ will be fresh off of his trip to VP8STI/VP8SGI S. Sandwich and S. Georgia. If you have never had a chance to meet Mike here is your chance. He’s in the CQ DX Hall of Fame, with his balance of both major DXCC expeditions and impressive list of IOTA expeditions it’s hard to imagine a more accomplished DXpeditioner.

David EI9FBB will also be joining us to discuss the recent S79C success to AF-119 as well as the challenging trip to PJ7PK NA-247.

Mike AB5EB will present the recent trip to Marsh Island NA-120 N5M.

The IOTA Bash is held in Boerne, Texas in the scenic 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.