There have 2 association updates for October.
First, CT3 - Madeira has been updated. This involves the fixing the summit positions from the original ones which had a constant offset of a few hundred meters. In addition MI-002 has had a typo in its height fixed. This was incorrectly read from the map as 1854m when it is 1654m and the points adjusted.
PS-006 & PS-007 are 2 new summits on Porto Santo island and a new region, ID - Ilhas Desertas has been added containing 3 summits. The islands in Ilhas Desertas has very specific access rules which will limit the opportunities to activate them but I would expect massive interest from IOAT as well as SOTA chasers should they come on the air.
Madeira continues to be a very popular destination for SOTA activators and along with EA8 and its recent updates, offers easy access for European activators to combine operating SOTA from Africa and a fine vacation.
The other update is a major re-evaluation of OE. This has involved significant labour from OE AM Sylvia OE5YYN and her assistants along with the summits team. A previous review left OE with a mixture of P100 and P150 summits and all have been resolved to P150. A large number of previously omitted summits have been added.
New summits include:
- KT-255 to KT385 inclusive
- NO-210 to NO-324 inclusive
- OO-386 to OO-441 inclusive
- SB-336 to SB-362 inclusive
- ST-383 to ST- 496 inclusive
- TI-676 to TI-999 inclusive
- TL-001 to TL-052 inclusive (extension to TI)
- VB-256 to VB-534 inclusive
Summits being deleted in OE remain valid till 31-December-2015.
Please join me in thanking all the people who have donated considerable amounts of their time to bring you these associations.
The updates went live on the database this morning. SOTAwatch will be updated shortly along with the uploading of updated ARMs.
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