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100W on SOTA HB/GR-114?


#1

I think, that’s not the SOTA idea or spirit. Then QSO with 3 Operators and every of these Operators made a QSO with every SOTA chaser. Thats not my thing. Sorry OM’s, no QSO with me.


#2

Each to their own. This is hobby time for participants, and they can spend it how they like. Activations can be many different styles. Alone, in a group, contest style QSO, ragchew style QSO, social, competitive, quick, all-day, 2m FM handheld, multi-band/multi-mode/multi-antenna, QRO, QRP. It is all just for fun, and the decision on the wkg condx and the activation style is solely that of the activator. As Mike GW0DSP famously says: “The activator is king”.

There will be plenty more activations for you to work this weekend. Let’s not criticise the style of someone else’s activation, that is not the SOTA idea or spirit! Let’s just let them enjoy themselves however they choose.

Tom M1EYP


#3

OK TOM,
if a activation like this is ok and the “activator is king”, then forget my “critic” hihi. My idea from SOTO is different when i activate an summit. I.E. Look the newest Photos from HB9BAB who made a solar powered activation --> http://www.flickr.com/photos/16118492@N03/3179660207/in/pool-sota_pics.
I accept your answer and will never criticise other activations.

73 Peter HB9CMI


#4

Cheers Peter,

I know myself, because I do all kind of activations. I have done quick 4 contacts with my 2m FM handheld on 0.5 watts to my friends in my local town. I have done 80+ QSOs on several HF and VHF bands, CW/SSB/FM. Sometimes I work very quick QSO, and sometimes I chat. It’s just whatever I feel like.

That is a stunning photograph - thank you for the link.

Tom M1EYP


#5

In reply to M1EYP:

“I have done 80+ QSOs on several HF and VHF bands,”

I`ve told you a million times Tom not to exagerate!


#6

In reply to G1INK:
Its nowt that Steve I had 250 qsos from a boat on that tarn at the top of Red Screes when I was maritime mobile on 23 cm`s atb Geoff G6MZX/MM


#7

In reply to G1INK:

I`ve told you a million times Tom not to exagerate!

Obviously there’s a serious fault in the database Steve… or something we are not seeing!

73, Gerald


#8

OK OK OK!

My highest QSO totals of my own on activations have all been in the 60s. However, I’ve had Jimmy with me on these activations, and sometimes Sean or Richard as well. The totals have been therefore 80+ or 90+ QSOs for the activation. “I” should have been “We”. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Tom M1EYP


#9

In reply to M1EYP:
I’ve had Jimmy with me on these activations, and

sometimes Sean or Richard as well.

The Macc. Team were not quite as prolific today however :frowning:

73

Richard
G3CWI


#10

In reply to G3CWI:

Well my best to date was 786 QSOs but I did have some pals out on the other NP summits if that counts.

Mike GW0DSP

PS you have a 71 Tom, no mean fete.


#11

Out of curiosity Tom, what is your average QSO rate per activation?

Mike, GW0DSP


#12

In reply to GW0DSP:

Mike

You can easily calculate this yourself by cutting and pasting Tom’s log into Excel (other spreadsheets are available). A Year 7 (higher ability) task.

73

Richard
G3CWI


#13

In reply to G3CWI:

Aye, but those year 7 students are clever rascals Richard.

Mike, GW0DSP


#14

Eurika!! Thanks for the tip Richard. It works, I just checked my average QSO rate… 3680 qs in 173 activations = 21.3
I bet Klaus & INKys are interesting

Mike
GW0DSP


#15

In reply to GW0DSP:

I look forward to your analysis and conclusions.

73

Richard
G3CWI


#16

In reply to HB9CMI:

I am not sure if your problem are the “few” QSO´s or the 100 watts.

Guido (HB9TNF) did 18 contacts, including ET3AA (!) on 15m SSB.
HB3YNE = 18 QSO´s and HB9YDQ = 16 QSO´s.
A nice score for a winter-activation on 2959m.

Here is wonderful panoramic view to Piz Lagalp and “his neighbours”.
http://www.alpen-panoramen.de/panorama.php?pid=4969

Vy73 Fritz


#17

Hi Richard, Mike et al,

Here’s the data:

2002 - 4 activations - 16 QSOs - average 4 per activation
2003 - 72 activations - 415 QSOs - average 5.8 per activation
2004 - 81 activations - 703 QSOs - average 8.7 per activation
2005 - 107 activations - 843 QSOs - average 7.9 per activation
2006 - 100 activations - 568 QSOs - average 5.7 per activation
2007 - 154 activations - 1295 QSOs - average 8.4 per activation
2008 - 211 activations - 2573 QSOs - average 12.2 per activation
2009 - 12 activations - 132 QSOs - average 11.0 per activation
All - 741 activations - 6545 QSOs - average 8.8 per activation

In real terms, the QSO rate on scoring activations from late October 2005 onwards is higher, because I would always be activating in a team with M3EYP and sharing the calls, rather than working them all myself. But the above data is just from my own logbook.

I look forward to any conclusions anyone wishes to draw. I don’t draw any; I just present the data! Thanks for finding my 71 QSO activation Mike! I must have missed that one. I found several with 60+ QSOs, but overlooked my best one!

Cheers,

Tom M1EYP


#18

I bet Klaus & INKys are interesting

Indeed they are. They feature strongly in some “just for fun” tables published in Roy’s SOTA News from December:

SOTA STATS (correct as of 28.11.08)

World Top 20 Activators (points)[UPDATED 11/1/09]

  1. DL2HSC 4027
  2. GM7PKT 3895
  3. DJ2AY 3101
  4. DM2KL 2929
  5. G1INK 2898
  6. DG0OCZ 2851
  7. G4YSS 2754
  8. DH0DK 2718
  9. DL3AWK 2713
  10. DJ3AX 2693
  11. DG0JMB 2658
  12. DH3ZK 2638
  13. DL1AWC 2092
  14. DJ9AY 2080
  15. DH7WW 1885
  16. M1YAM 1688
  17. G4RQJ 1665
  18. GW4BVE 1584
  19. G0PZO 1494
  20. M1EYO 1437

World Top 20 Activators (uniques)

  1. G1INK 344
  2. GM7PKT 308
    =2)G3CWI 308
  3. LX1NO 297
  4. DG0OCZ 291
  5. DH8DX 285
  6. DL3AWK 273
  7. DJ3AX 271
  8. DL1AWC 244
  9. DF2GN 232
  10. GW4BVE 211
  11. DG0JMB 200
    =12)HB9BAB 200
  12. G7KXV 199
    =14)M1EYP 199
  13. DJ2AY 198
    =16)DH3ZK 198
  14. DH0DK 195
  15. G4ERP 192
  16. G4OIG 190

World Top 20 Activators (QSO’s)

  1. G1INK 18880
  2. DF2GN 16526
  3. LX1NO 11611
  4. DH8DX 11290
  5. GM7PKT 9092
  6. G4RQJ 8170
  7. DJ3AX 7951
  8. DH0DK 7320
  9. G4YSS 7011
  10. DL2HSC 6874
  11. HB9AFI 6234
  12. M1EYP 6116
  13. GW4BVE 5893
  14. DM2KL 5746
  15. DL4FDM 5274
  16. G4ERP 5237
  17. G3CWI 5068
  18. G0PZO 4941
  19. DJ5AA 4773
  20. G3TJE 4642

World Top 20 Activators (activations)

  1. DL2HSC 724
  2. M1EYP 710
  3. G1INK 627
  4. GM7PKT 613
  5. G3CWI 535
  6. DH0DK 457
  7. G4RQJ 438
  8. DM2KL 432
  9. DH8DX 412
  10. DJ3AX 410
  11. DJ2AY 408
  12. DF2GN 398
  13. DG0OCZ 390
  14. DL3AWK 364
  15. G4YSS 357
  16. GW4BVE 357
  17. DH3ZK 351
  18. DG0JMB 330
  19. M1AVV 330
  20. M1EYO 316

Unsurprisingly, Steve and Klaus feature strongly in all four tables, and especially, as you suspected, in the number of activator QSOs.

Tom M1EYP


#19

In reply to M1EYP:

No conclusions to draw Tom. As I said it was just out of curiosity that I made the enquiry.

yes, I spotted your 71 which is good going Tom.

I think I’ll spend a day on Hope Mtn soon and try all bands/modes for the majic 100 QSOs

Mike GW0DSP


#20

In reply to M1EYP:

One conclusion Tom must be that your regular activation of just one summit has not affected your QSO rate. Seems that the chasers are not totally bored with The Cloud - yet :wink:

73, Gerald