>>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - NEW GROUPS <<<

58 New Groups have been  added to  the Directory  (see IOTA Press Release 2).
Credits will be given for contacts only after a new reference number has been
issued.  New  Groups  with  resident  amateurs  will  have  a  number  issued
immediately. Groups without resident amateurs will have a number issued  when
a valid operation  has taken place  after Start Date,  19 June  2000. Once  a
number has been given and confirmed, consideration will be given to  allowing
credit for operations that took place prior to Start Date but information and
some  documentation  may   be  required   by  the   Committee.  The   primary
responsibility for  providing this  is the  DXpeditioner's. Acceptance  of  a
prior operation from a rare group will not be automatic.

CONVERSION OF EXISTING RECORDS
New applicants may make their first  submission at any time  on the basis  of
the data in Directory 2000. Existing  IOTA members with  a score credited  at
IOTA HQ are asked to delay applying for credit for the New Groups until  they
can submit a completed Conversion Sheet. Copies of this will be available  in
early July  on the  RSGB IOTA  Web-site (for  downloading) or  from IOTA  HQ.
Checkpoints have been instructed not to process cards without this.

                 >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - DELETED ISLANDS <<<

Some previously  activated  islands have  been  deleted  from  the  Directory
listings for failure to comply with  the IOTA qualification criteria.  Credit
will continue to be allowed on the following time restricted basis. If  there
is an active resident amateur, the island will cease to count from 1 February
2005, but new and old contacts will continue to count until then. If there is
no active resident  amateur, existing contacts  will count  until 1  February
2005 but no new operations can be accepted after 1 February 2001. Credits for
all contacts will be deleted after preparation of the 2005 Honour
Roll and Annual Listings.

ISLANDS WHERE OLD AND NEW CONTACTS ARE VALID UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2005
EU-029  OZ    Als Island                    EU-124  GW,MW  Anglesey
EU-052  SV8   Levkas Island                 AS-021  A6     Abu Dhabi
EU-055  LA    Karmoy Island                 NA-026  W2     Staten Island
EU-060  SV1   Evvoia (aka Euboea)           NA-065  W7     Camano Island
EU-061  LA    Notteroy Island               NA-065  W7     Fidalgo Island
EU-098  DL    Poel Island                   OC-137  VK4    Bribie Island

ISLANDS WHERE  OLD  CONTACTS ARE  VALID  UNTIL 1  FEBRUARY  2005 BUT  NO  NEW
OPERATIONS ALLOWED AFTER 1 FEBRUARY 2001
EU-075  SV8   Poros Island                  AF-058  VQ9     Blenheim Reef
EU-080  EA1   La Toja Island                AF-071  various Geyser Bank
EU-102  R1P   Pesyakov Island               AS-052  7J      Okino Torishima
EU-102  R1P   Gulyayevskiye Koshki Islands  AS-099  TA      Alibey Island
EU-154  EA3   Buda Island                   AS-111  HZ      Tarut Island
EU-154  EA3   San Antonio Island            AS-117  JA4     Omishima
EU-158  SV8   Sfaktiria Island              OC-061  various Minerva Reefs

ISLANDS WHERE REVALIDATION IS REQUIRED, FAILING WHICH THEY WILL BE DELETED IN
LINE WITH POLICY ABOVE
EU-162  R1Z   Velikiy Island      SA-025  PS8   Grande de Santa Isabel Island
AF-033  S7    Bertaut Reef        SA-071  PY2   Santo Amaro Island
AF-069  EA9   Perejil Island      SA-072  PR8   Canarias Island
(+ maybe some others)


                 >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - DELETED GROUPS <<<

5 Groups have been deleted from the Directory because the only island or only
significant island  has been  found not  to  comply with  IOTA  qualification
criteria. Credit will continue to be allowed on the following time restricted
basis. If there is an active resident amateur, the island will cease to count
from 1 February 2005, but new and  old contacts will continue to count  until
then. If there is no  active resident amateur,  existing contacts will  count
until 1 February 2005 but no new operations can be accepted after 1  February
2001. Credits for all contacts will be deleted after preparation of the  2005
Honour Roll and Annual Listings.

GROUPS WHERE OLD AND NEW CONTACTS ARE VALID UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2005
EU-098  DL       Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State West group

GROUPS WHERE  OLD  CONTACTS ARE  VALID  UNTIL 1  FEBRUARY  2005  BUT  NO  NEW
OPERATIONS ALLOWED AFTER 1 FEBRUARY 2001
AF-071  various  Geyser Bank
EU-154  EA3      Barcelona/Tarragona Province group
AS-052  7J       Okino Torishima
OC-061  various  Minerva Reefs


               >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - NEW GROUPS: EUROPE <<<

    EU-     LZ    a.  BULGARIA group
                      41.59-43.44N    027.27-028.38E
                      (new; never been activated)

    EU-170  9A    c.  DALMATIA NORTH group
                      43.35-44.44N    014.33-015.56E
                      (split from EU-136)

    EU-171  OZ    b.  JYLLAND NORTH group
                      56.43-57.50N    008.10-010.45E
                      (new)

    EU-172  OZ    c.  JYLLAND EAST AND FYN group
                      54.40-56.43N    009.30-011.00E
                      (split from EU-029)

    EU-     ES0,8 b.  PARNUMAA COUNTY/SAAREMAA COUNTY SOUTH group
                      57.42-58.32N    023.05-024.35E
                      (split from EU-034)

    EU-     OH8   b.  OULU PROVINCE group
                      64.10-65.35N    023.35-025.26E
                      (split from EU-126)

    EU-173  OH1   d.  LANSI-SUOMI (PORI) PROVINCE group
                      60.42-61.57N    021.03-022.48E
                      (split from EU-096)

    EU-174  SV    g.  MAKEDONIA/THRAKI REGION group
                      39.53-41.00N    022.33-026.02E
                      (split from EU-049)

    EU-     SV9   b.  CRETE'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      34.45-35.43N    023.25-026.25E
                      (split from EU-015)

    EU-175  CU3-7 b.  CENTRAL group
                      38.00-39.15N    026.30-029.00W
                      (split from EU-003)

    EU-     YO    a.  ROMANIA group
                      43.44-45.13N    028.34-029.42E
                      (new; never been activated)

A  EU-     R1P   c.  PECHORSKOYE SEA COAST WEST group
                      67.36-68.33N       048.00-052.00E
                      (split from EU-085; never been activated)

    EU-     R6A-D a.  BLACK SEA COAST group
                      43.23-45.22N    036.36-040.00E
                      (new; never been activated)

    EU-176  SM3   e.  GAVLEBORG COUNTY group
                      60.39-62.08N    017.10-017.35E
                      (split from EU-087)

    EU-     SM5   g.  SODERMANLAND/OSTERGOTLAND COUNTY group
                      58.00-58.55N    016.45-017.45E
                      (split from EU-084)

    EU-     TA    a.  TURKEY group
                      40.02-40.43N    025.37-026.50E
                      (split from AS-099)

    EU-     UR    a.  ODES'KA OBLAST BLACK SEA COAST group
                      45.13-46.38N    029.38-031.11E
                      (new)

    EU-     UR    a.  MYKOLAYIVS'KA/KHERSONS'KA OBLAST BLACK SEA COAST group
                      46.00-46.38N    031.11-033.45E
                      (new)

    EU-     UR    a.  RESPUBLIKA KRYM BLACK SEA COAST group
                      44.23-46.04N    032.27-036.36E
                      (new)


               >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - NEW GROUPS: AFRICA <<<

    AF-086  D4    b.  WINDWARD ISLANDS
                      15.45-17.30N    022.00-026.00W
                      (split from AF-005)

    AF-     J5    a.  GUINEA-BISSAU COASTAL REGION group
                      10.50-12.20N    015.00-016.45W
                      (split from AF-020; never been activated)

    AF-     5R    c.  MADAGASCAR'S COASTAL ISLANDS EAST
                      11.45-26.00S    045.10-051.00E
                      (split from AF-057)


                >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - NEW GROUPS: ASIA <<<

    AS-     VU    d.  GOA STATE group
                      14.55-15.46N    073.40-074.04E
                      (split from AS-096; never been activated)

    AS-     JA8   h.  HOKKAIDO'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      41.18-45.35N    139.20-145.51E
                      (split from AS-078)

    AS-     HL4   e.  CHOLLA-BUKTO PROVINCE group
                      35.26-36.10N    125.55-126.41E
                      (split from AS-060)

    AS-     R0F   b.  SAKHALIN'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      45.40-54.40N    141.00-145.00E
                      (split from AS-018)

    AS-     4S    b.  SRI LANKA'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      05.50-10.00N    079.30-082.00E
                      (split from AS-003; never been activated)

    AS-     BV    b.  TAIWAN'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      21.35-25.55N    119.55-122.15E
                      (split from AS-020)

    AS-     TA    e.  BLACK SEA COAST WEST group
                      41.05-42.08N    029.07-035.00E
                      (new; never been activated)

    AS-     TA    f.  BLACK SEA COAST EAST group
                      40.55-42.08N    035.00-041.32E
                      (new; never been activated)


            >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - NEW GROUPS: NORTH AMERICA <<<

A  NA-     KL    d.  NORTH SLOPE COUNTY WEST group
                      67.55-70.27N   160.30-166.55W
                      (split from NA-172; never been activated)

A  NA-     KL    h.  NOME COUNTY SOUTH group
                      63.13-64.00N    160.47-162.43W
                      (split from unnumbered Norton Sound Coast South group,
                      re-named; never been activated)

A  NA-     VY0   y.  NUNAVUT (HUDSON BAY - QUEBEC COAST) NORTH EAST group
                      58.20-61.15N    064.30-071.00W
                      (split from NA-130, renamed; never been activated)

A  NA-     OX    c.  GREENLAND'S COASTAL ISLANDS SOUTH WEST
                      59.45-66.30N    044.45-054.00W
                      (split from NA-134)

A  NA-     OX    d.  GREENLAND'S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH EAST
                      66.30-84.00N    011.30-044.45W
                      (split from NA-151)

    NA-     W1    c.  NEW HAMPSHIRE group
                      42.52-43.04N    070.35-070.49W
                      (split from NA-148)

    NA-     W4    p.  ALABAMA STATE group
                      30.10-30.42N    087.34-088.23W
                      (split from NA-142)

W  NA-     CO8   a.  LAS TUNAS/HOLGUIN/SANTIAGO DE CUBA PROVINCE group
                      19.45-21.30N    074.03-077.58W
                      (split from NA-015; never been activated)


               >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - NEW GROUPS: OCEANIA <<<

    OC-     VK6   d.  WESTERN AUSTRALIA STATE (SOUTH COAST) WEST group
                      34.15-35.15S    115.00-118.15E
                      (split from OC-193; never been activated)

    OC-     VK9   c.  CORAL SEA ISLANDS TERRITORY SOUTH
                      20.30-23.30S    153.15-156.00E
                      (split from unnumbered Coral Sea Islands Territory;
                      never been activated)

    OC-     VK7   b.  TASMANIA'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      39.30-43.45S    144.30-148.30E
                      (split from OC-006)

    OC-     4W    b.  EAST TIMOR'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      08.05-09.30S    124.05-127.25E
                      (split from OC-148; never been activated)

    OC-     YB0-3 b.  JAVA'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      05.45-08.55S    105.05-114.50E
                      (split from OC-021)

    OC-     YB5-6 e.  SUMATRA'S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH
                      00.00-06.00N    095.55-103.55E
                      (split from OC-143; never been activated)

    OC-     YB4-5 b.  SUMATRA'S COASTAL ISLANDS SOUTH
                      00.00-06.00S       099.40-106.08E
                      (split from OC-143; never been activated)

    OC-     YB7   c.  KALIMANTAN'S COASTAL ISLANDS WEST
                      02.10N-03.35S      108.00-114.24E
                      (split from OC-166; never been activated)

    OC-     YB8   b.  CELEBES'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      02.00N-06.45S   117.35-125.25E
                      (split from OC-146; never been activated)

    OC-     YB9   c.  IRIAN JAYA'S COASTAL ISLANDS WEST
                      01.10N-04.25S    129.15-134.00E
                      (split from OC-147; never been activated)

    OC-     YB9   d.  IRIAN JAYA'S COASTAL ISLANDS SOUTH
                      03.47-09.10S    134.00-141.00E
                      (split from OC-147; never been activated)

    OC-     YB9   e.  TIMOR BARAT'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      08.55-11.10S    122.35-125.10E
                      (split from OC-148; never been activated)

    OC-     P2    b.  PAPUA NEW GUINEA'S COASTAL ISLANDS NORTH
                      02.35-05.45S    141.00-146.45E
                      (split from OC-153; never been activated)

    OC-     P2    c.  PAPUA NEW GUINEA'S COASTAL ISLANDS EAST
                      05.45-11.00S    146.45-151.30E
                      (split from OC-153)

    OC-     DU1-4 b.  LUZON'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      11.40-18.45N    119.40-124.30E
                      (split from OC-042)

    OC-     DU8-9 b.  MINDANAO'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      05.32-10.30N    121.20-126.40E
                      (split from OC-130)


            >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - NEW GROUPS: SOUTH AMERICA <<<

    SA-     PP5   d.  SANTA CATARINA STATE SOUTH group
                      28.10-29.18S    048.35-049.42W
                      (split from SA-026; never been activated)

    SA-     CE8   c.  MAGALLANES & ANTARTICA CHILENA PROVINCE SOUTH group
                      52.37-54.30S    070.56-075.00W
                      (split from SA-050)

    SA-     YV1   b.  FALCON STATE group
                      10.34-12.15N    068.08-071.15W
                      (split from SA-066)

    SA-     YV6,7 d.  ANZOATEGUI STATE/SUCRE STATE WEST group
                      10.03-10.43N    063.45-065.25W
                      (split from SA-048)


       >>> IOTA DIRECTORY 2000 - DIFFICULT GROUPS: COVERAGE EXTENDED <<<

A EU-063   JW    b.  SPITSBERGEN'S COASTAL ISLANDS
                      76.00-81.00N    010.00-034.00E
                      (previously just Kong Karls Land)

A NA-      VY0   i.  NUNAVUT (KITIKMEOT REGION) WEST group
                      68.20-69.55N    113.25-121.41W
                      (previously no qualifying islands)

NA-178     W6    b.  CALIFORNIA STATE CENTRE (SONOMA TO SANTA CRUZ COUNTY)
                      group
                      36.55-38.45N    121.48-123.30W
                      (previously just Farallon Isls)


Roger Balister, G3KMA                                 Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ
RSGB IOTA Manager                         RSGB IOTA Committee Member (Europe)
19 June 2000