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An activation a day...


#1

Before we start, I know others have done more. So respect to:

OK2PDT who did a remarkable 758 activations in 2015, averaging over 2 per day!
OK2PDT again who recorded 547 activations in 2014
OK1DVM with 438 activations in 2013
…and any other >=1 average activations per day in a year that I’ve missed!

Main thing, is SOTA is, and always has been about setting personal goals to work towards. Something I’ve always fancied doing is averaging an activation per day for a whole year. Well, for the first time, in 2018, I’ve actually achieved that.

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Monday 31st December 2018 - New Year’s Eve - The Cloud G/SP-015

Gig: Simon Faulkner Band
Venue: Bistro Live, Milton Keynes

So activation #365 for the year was also a ‘SOTA on Tour’ activation! The Cloud was very busy with me snagging the last available parking space on Red Lane, and hordes of people on the paths and on the summit.

VHF was pleasantly active too. I operated for just under ten minutes on 2m FM on the Yaesu FT70D handheld, but in that time recorded eight QSOs, including S2S with Caroline M3ZCB/P and Martyn M1MAJ/P who were on Fair Snape Fell G/SP-007.

So now to hit the road for tonight’s gig; see you all next year!


My 2018
#2

OK, so here’s some facts and figures about my 2018:

Activations: 365
Unique summits activated: 110
QSOs made: 4097
DXCCs worked: 69
S2S QSOs: 114
Unique chasers worked: 1791

Chasers most worked:

Chaser QSOs
2E0LKC 106
2E0LMD 88
2W0JYN 81
M0XGS 40
M0NZO 39
MW6SHJ 33
IK2LEY 33
MW6SHJ 33
G8ZRE 31
GW8ASD 29
MW0ISC 27
G4AQB 26
G0OHY 23
M6NSV 20
SP9AMH 20
2E0IXM 19
2E0DGP 19
DJ5AV 19
G3UVR 18
M1DDD/P 17
G8REQ 17
G0NAJ 17
EA2DT 17
OH3GZ 17
G3TDH 16
SA4BLM 16
G4ASR 15
GW4ZAR 15
G3CWI 15
M0OMB 15
G0CER 14
G4JLG 14
G0SLR 14
G4CLA 14
OK2PDT 14
G7RYN 13
G3SQQ 13
9A1AA 13
2E0MOW 12
G1YBB/P 12
GD8EXI 12
GI4SNA 12
M0RKX/P 12
M1MHZ 12
MW0XAD/P 12
2E0DXK/P 11
G0EAK/P 11
G4DEE 11
G4FZN/P 11
G4NTY 11
G7WKX/P 11
G8ONK 11
M0GAV/P 11
M0WBG 11
M6OXO 11
2E0DIJ 10
EA2LU 10
G0CDA 10
G0ODQ 10
G3KAF 10
G4BEE 10
G4DQB/M 10
G4VFL/P 10
N4EX 10
S52CU 10

Bands used from summits/number of QSOs:

Band QSOs
5MHz 5
7MHz 32
14MHz 1180
50MHz 477
144MHz 2063
433MHz 340

Modes used from summits/number of QSOs:

Mode QSOs
CW 756
FT8 433
PSK31 3
JT65 9
C4FM 159
FM 1478
SSB 1259

SOTA regions activated/number of QSOs:

Region QSOs
EA8/LA 30
G/CE 41
G/DC 20
G/LD 47
G/NP 51
G/SB 37
G/SC 30
G/SE 146
G/SP 3172
G/TW 24
G/WB 50
GI/AH 18
GI/MM 9
GJ/JE 29
GM/SS 87
GU/GU 69
GW/MW 35
GW/NW 202

Time of day UTC/number of QSOs:

Time QSOs
0000-0059 53
0100-0159 3
0200-0259 0
0300-0359 0
0400-0459 2
0500-0559 10
0600-0659 61
0700-0759 108
0800-0859 91
0900-0959 122
1000-1059 181
1100-1159 210
1200-1259 347
1300-1359 288
1400-1459 299
1500-1559 224
1600-1659 130
1700-1759 70
1800-1859 325
1900-1959 541
2000-2059 539
2100-2159 325
2200-2259 107
2300-2359 61

Activator QSOs per month:

Month QSOs
January 209
February 351
March 321
April 398
May 465
June 402
July 309
August 399
September 289
October 416
November 329
December 209

Callsigns used:

Callsign QSOs
EA8/M1EYP/P 30
M1EYP/P 3592
MI1EYP/P 27
MJ1EYP/P 29
MM1EYP/P 87
MR1EYP/P 26
MU1EYP/P 69
MW1EYP/P 237

Activator points scored/number of activations:

Activation score Activations
0 255
1 72
2 14
3 0
4 1
5 13
6 7
7 1
8 2
9 0
10 0
11 0
13 0

QSOs made / number of activations:

QSOs Number of activations
1 21
2 30
3 36
4 57
5 47
6 41
7 17
8 16
9 11
10 7
11 7
12 11
13 6
14 4
15 4
16 1
17 3
18 4
19 7
20 1
21 2
22 2
23 1
25 1
27 1
29 2
35 2
38 1
43 2
45 1
48 1
49 1
55 1
57 1
58 1
66 1
68 1
70 1
77 1
79 1
81 1
89 1
111 1
112 1
114 2
117 1
123 1
142 1

My activating by year:

Year Summits Uniques Uniques added QSOs S2S
2002 4 4 4 16 2
2003 72 65 61 415 39
2004 81 78 35 701 119
2005 107 93 36 843 117
2006 100 84 18 568 72
2007 154 48 6 1295 83
2008 211 80 41 2573 83
2009 158 53 26 3104 96
2010 128 56 28 3146 82
2011 146 50 21 5014 40
2012 120 50 20 3122 28
2013 224 85 18 6748 183
2014 170 67 31 5422 163
2015 166 58 20 4397 106
2016 103 46 27 2773 115
2017 170 57 15 2972 106
2018 365 110 16 4097 114

#3

Hi Tom

Just out of interest what about the ALL G table - more folk interested in that I would conclude…

I know you are not a Chaser so I wouldn’t expect you to spend time producing that, whether G or all G.

Just think if a SOTA Chaser or Activator were to produce a table for his own country (100++ now I believe) the SOTA website would probably buckle with the strain!

73 Phil


#4

I don’t understand what you’re asking for here Phil. The above is just a statistical breakdown of my own activating in 2018 (and a comparison of every year I’ve been SOTAing at the end).


#5

Such tables already exist in the database. Go to “view results” and “Activator Roll of Honour” and a table opens up for your home association activator roll of honour. You select “2018” and it is all there. Same for chasers. You can view every Association individually or in natural groups such as “all W”. You can focus on one participant. As a mere dabbler in using computers I marvel at it!


#6

Another piece of analysis: Summits activated more than once in the year.

Summit Number of activations
G/SP-015 (The Cloud) 161
G/SP-013 (Gun) 50
G/SP-010 (Winter Hill) 19
G/SP-004 (Shining Tor) 9
G/SP-017 (Billinge Hill) 7
G/CE-005 (Wendover Woods) 5
G/SP-001 (Kinder Scout) 3
G/CE-004 (Bardon Hill) 2
G/SE-007 (Crowborough) 2
G/SE-013 (Detling Hill) 2
G/NP-028 (Rombalds Moor) 2
GU/GU-001 (Le Moulin (Sark)) 2
GU/GU-002 (Guernsey Airport) 2
G/SE-004 (Butser Hill) 2
GM/SS-272 (Arthur’s Seat) 2

…255 pointless activations!