Adding to Andy’s workload on the database we have several more association updates for him to process. As usual I’ll mention those which I’ve been handling.
As mentioned above we’re updating positions according to the RHB database. Mostly the moves are just a few tens of metres, but GW/MW-024 shifts about 700 m to the next lump east, this spot being identified by RHB as slightly higher. The old position was (and still is) within the true AZ, so we don’t need a new reference.
GU and GJ
In an departure from the other Gx associations we realized that according to the General Rules the Channel Islands would qualify as P100 associations, just like their neighbour, FL. Jersey, Guernsey and Sark each provide a single P100 summit at their high point. Note that Guernsey’s high point is very close to the airport. Obviously activators must be sensitive to this. Since the terrain is not steep the AZ is plenty large enough that you can keep a suitable distance from the airport.
This is a set of revisions mostly to the existing summits. Zaro and I have been checking against former Yugoslav army and NATO mapping. Now the summit positions/names should be consistent. There are a handful of retirements, due to summit locations moving out of the AZ to a new reference. There will be another update in the future when we will be adding missing summits.
New summit Järve, ES/ES-004, is a former tip for a semi-coke mine. It seems it has been landscaped / consolidated and therefore not going away - so we accept it for inclusion in the ES association. I’d be most interested in any activation report for this one!
This month Scott VY1CO gets a new region for his Yukon association. Lake Laberge covers an area to the north of Whitehorse and adds 251 summits.