Given the fact that several countries have received access to 60 metres in the last few weeks and more will obtain that access at the start of 2017 and as we go further down into the solar minimum the MF bands will have greater importance, I would like to suggest that the MT consider the 60 metre band for the next SOTA challenge. Activations on the 60 metre band would improve the knowledge of propagation on the band, especially if all taking part stayed at or below the 15w EIRP WRC15 standard power level, while making SOTA contacts on 60m.
It is clear that many countries do not yet have 60 metres and so are excluded. Perhaps a similar approach could be taken as with the 10m / 6 metre challenge where those without the legal rights to operate on 6 metres (or not portable on that band) concentrated on 10 metres and entered just that part of the challenge.
So perhaps an 80 metre + 60 metre challenge would be feasible?