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NA SOTA day 2011


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Press release

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THIRD ANNUAL NORTH AMERICAN SOTA ACTIVATION DAY: OCT 22ND & 23RD 2011

The North American SOTA Associations (Canada and the USA) will have an operating event on Oct 22, 2011 from 1200utc to 2400 utc on Oct 23, 2011. The goal is to encourage North america SOTA (Summits on the air) summit activations and expand the awareness of this unique
operating program in North America. More information about SOTA can be found at
http:/www.sota.org.uk.

Summit activation teams will use all the licensed bands
from VHF FM/SSB to the HF frequencies for CW and SSB. Typical operating
frequencies are 146.52, 144.200, 7.040, 7.032, 10.116, 14.060, 14.062, 14.282, 14.285 and 14.342.5

Currently there are established SOTA Associations for VE1, VE2, VE7, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, and W0 with more on the way!

The British SOTA Program encourages both summit Activators and and home-QTH
Chasers through an extensive Awards program. Patterned after the IOTA program,
SOTA is very popular in Europe and is quickly catching on in the North America
as well as other countries. This is an annual event for the NA SOTA
Associations. Please visit the Yahoo Group site for more information and/or
questions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nasota/

Take the SOTA challenge, activate your nearby SOTA summit and be the DX!

Guy N7UN and JP VA2SG