SOTA NEWS DECEMBER 2016 - Part 2
VK News – Allen VK3ARH
VK gained another Mountain Goat this month.
This time CW Goat - Warren VK3BYD
Warren started activating November 2012. Warren was bitten by the hiking and portable radio bug years earlier had already obtained hiking radios (ATS4 by KD1JV) and experienced with deploying with KRMNPA park activations.
This was early days for SOTA in VK. In 2012 CW chasers were not as plentiful as SSB. The decision to activate CW only was a brave one. First activations took 2 hours to gain the required 4 contacts.
Now that Warren has blazed the path, you can generally get the four with one spot on SOTA Watch and average about 7 stations per activation. Persistence has paid dividends, after 4 years of activations in the Alpine and other remote sites Warren has;
• 143 activations
• 96 Unique Summits all qualified with CW
• 53 Unique call signs
• 66 winter bonus points
• 2 broken 2 squid poles
to achieve Mountain goat status 12/Nov/2016
Congratulations to Warren on achieving Mountain Goat. CW is not as popular here in VK as it is in rest of the SOTA world adding to the achievement.
VK4 Activation News October from Rob VK4FFAB;
So when I sat down to pen this months review of VK4 activations, I was thinking that I would be
reporting a slow month of activations as I have personally been out of the loop with work and
commitments. However, as I started to tally up whom did what, I was pleasantly surprised to see
that we managed 14 WWFF references and 4 SOTA references.
The better than I expected result was due all to the actions of Neil VK4HNS and Grant VK2GEL
who were out quite a lot this month. Lawrie VK4SQ took the next step and had his first activation
with VK4FFAB tagging along for moral support only. Lawrie is slowly building confidence being
on the mic and is loving getting out portable and has even started hunting park references from his
With summer just about upon us and it going to be a hot one this year, we are already into 35 degree
plus days, late afternoon is going to be the best time to get out portable in VK4, to take advantage of
both the cooler time of the day and propagation down into vk3 and 5. So start to expect VK4
activations to be early evening.
With Christmas just around the corner I would like to extend seasons greeting from all the VK4
activators and chasers. Stay safe if you are on the roads over the holidays and we will catch you all
from a park in the new year. A big thanks to everyone who has gone out and activated this month
for both WWFF and SOTA.
VK4HNS: Ravensbourne NP, Hampton NP, Crows Nest NP, White Rock CP, Main Range NP,
Moogerah Peaks NP, Flinders Peak CP.
VK2GEL: Nerang CP, Rosins Lookout CP, Lamington NP, Springbrook NP.
VK4FFAB Beachmere CP, Lockyer (Recovery) NP.
VK4SQ Clear Mountain CP.
VK4JAZ The Knobby, Kluvers Lookout, Spring Mtn Sth Pk.
VK2GEL Springbrook Mtn.
SOTA NEW ZEALAND REPORT from Warren ZL2AJ
Note from Editor:-
Warren complies a bi-monthly report for the New Zealand national magazine after the end of the month, to allow him to collect all the statistics. This is forwarded along to me during the first few days of a new month but misses our publication deadline on the last day of the month.
News from New Zealand will be inserted here upon arrival – Mark
Every activation day is special but some days are very special - by Geert PA7ZEE
Awaiting a dry day and studying weather forecasts and weather maps, it looked that Frank PC7C and I would have a SOTA day on a Monday in Belgium. We left home at 05.30 and till the border with Belgium it was dark. The temperature was 2 C and there was overcast but no precipitation. There was some snow on the highest part of Belgium on the Botrange.
Our targets were three summits in the Dinant area with now snow at all.
From my home QTH near Amsterdam it was a long drive. Because we had to drive this day around 800 km, we had planned relative short activations. We parked near Wéris and hiked to ON/ON-018 A la Plate. Frank insisted on a ‘Shack in Nature’ away from trees because of better antenna radiation. I tossed my W3EDP into a tree and was within 10 minutes QRV. Within no time I had 19 stations on 40 m in my log; very rare compared with earlier activations when I needed much more time. Frank had 10 stations and we went to the car to move to the next summit. The next summit was ON/ON-019 Bois de Javinque. The Alléé des Moineaux leads to the path that brought us to the summit. At the beginning of this road there was a sign with a warning in the French language, not understandable for me, but a picture of a man with a hat and a rifle raised an alarm by Frank.
Further reading the sign showed that there was no hunt today, so we moved on. The road became very muddy; going back was no option as was turning, so I drove until we had a dry spot to park the car. From there we hiked further till the GPS told us that we were on the exact summit location. Frank was happy with an open space and installed his inverted vee. A few hundred meters away from him I tossed my wire in a tree and we were both QRV.
After working a few stations, it was suddenly complete silence. Checking my wires I saw that the antenna wire was out of the KX1. When I looked around I saw some horses with ladies on, have passed me and have taken my wire out. I was concentrating and did not notice that that they were passing me. Reconnecting the antenna brought a lot of stations in my log. Frank was very busy and had 39 (!) stations in the log when he went QRT.
We hiked back to the car and went to the next and last summit for today, ON/ON-021 Plantis de Mesnil. This is an almost drive on summit, but Frank was not happy with his ‘Shack in Nature’ under trees. He does not expect anything and tried 20 m first. After his first call there was N1GB; the first time for Frank that he works the USA from a summit with his FT817 with 5 W. After this QSO he found out that his doublet antenna is not tuned for 20 m (!). Correcting this he works many European stations and also W1OW. All together 37 QSO’s. My W3EDP together with the KX1 in 40 minutes brings 34 stations in the log. Coming home the Internet showed that I was not spotted at all by RBN, which brings me to the conclusion that the conditions were not good. We came to the conclusion that the laws of antennas and propagation are not valid for SOTA summits.
Looking back this was a very special activation day with, for us, a record number of QSO’s.
73, Geert PA7ZEE
My SOTA Addiction is cured - by Phil G4OBK
It is now five weeks since I had my last SOTA Chaser contact with Dani EA5FV/P who was on EA5/MU-017. My last SOTA Activator QSO was from Kinder Scout G/SP-001 seven weeks ago, when I was leading a walk for our local walking group in Derbyshire.
After many years I gave up SOTA - however this situation was forced upon me as my XYL and I moved house four weeks ago. We remain in the middle of the five summit G/TW area though, where I remain as the SOTA Area Manager… I had 106000 chaser points and 2384 activator points before I threw the big switch last month…
Thinking back to last month when I switched off it felt like my SOTA addiction took around 10 days of cold turkey to heal itself. Then, after 10 days packing up ready to move house I have had many distractions resettling and have felt no desire to return to the usual frequencies of 7032/7118/10118/14062 and 14285 KHz. I closed down my home station on 24/10/2016, but last week I did make one mobile QSO with G4SSH on 2m FM as I was passing close to Roy’s QTH…
As we near the start of the winter bonus season though my craving for SOTA is returning and I have a desire to erect an antenna as soon as I can, albeit this will only be a temporary HF installation.
So what does the future hold for me in SOTA? I will probably become a “little pistol” (A term DXers use for someone with limited equipment and antenna resources), rather than a “big gun” with unlimited resources (Two towers, three rotators and eight antennas - as I had before).
Now, I have a much smaller garden and I live in a residential neighbourhood, rather than in the countryside with no near neighbours. I have yet to erect and plug an aerial into my transceiver to determine what the noise level will be from neighbouring properties. Until I do that I do not know how difficult life will be for me as a radio amateur in suburbia… as we know this is the limiting factor for many amateurs. A linear amplifier is not advisable in a residential development with near neighbours - fortunately this is not needed for SOTA operation anyway. A good antenna to my mind is however essential, and being by the radio at the right time. Any old transceiver will do the job - and the rest is down to the operator.
Before, my shack was located in an outbuilding - now I am in the house, in a smaller room around 6 feet square between the kitchen and lounge. It’s very cosy and comfortable. There is no room or planning permission for the big Versatower and two Optibeam antennae, permission would never be granted here, - so these items were sold. I am hopeful though that I may be able erect a 12m high Tennamast with some sort of HF beam on the top next year. I am favouring either a log periodic or a Hexbeam, lets see what 2017 will bring. In the meantime I intend running out dipoles for 20m and 40m and I have a 7 element cross yagi for 2m which I will fix with a small rotator to the house roof.
Another positive is that my new QTH should be an improvement on VHF - although living only 1 mile from my previous QTH, I am 100 feet more above sea level. The final “con” is that it is unlikely that I will push out much of a signal on 160m from now on, although I will do my best to shoehorn an inverted L into the plot somehow.
To end this story on a good note then the final “pro” is that with a smaller garden to manage and a newer property to maintain (once ship shape and “Bristol Fashion” - it hasn’t been lived in for a year) I should have more free time for embarking on SOTA activations in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Europe in general.
Activators then - please listen out for me any time soon, I haven’t gone away completely, I will be back!
73 Phil G4OBK
My First Sota Activation G/CE-004 Bardon Hill 8th November 2016 - G0FEX Ken
I decided it was about time to try to repay the many points obtained from Sota chasing, so on the 08/11/2016, I took the plunge and visited Bardon Hill, it is my local summit, it was a frosty morning when I set off, but the sun came out and made it quite a pleasant walk to the summit, once at the summit I set up the gear etc.
Using my FT 817, 5 watts, 7 metre sotapole, and a Bandspringer midi endfed from Sotabeams.
I fixed the pole to the trig pillar, once all set up I gave Don G0RQL a call, (many thanks for spotting me Don)
G/CE-004 Trig Point
As many will know the trig is the highest point, and there is a very large quarry behind the trig.
14 contacts were made on two bands, sadly nothing heard on 20 metres , but the bands were not in good shape on the day, I spent a couple of hours at the summit and as the sun went behind the clouds it started turning cold.
So I decided to call it a day, I did enjoy the activation and will be planning a few more for next year, the only downside was that I was on my own…
Cheers Ken G0FEX
SOTA ON TOP BAND - Mark G0VOF
Hello everyone & welcome to this month’s edition of SOTA on Top Band.
After a gap of several months I am pleased to report that a Top Band activation took place during November, a successful one at that!
This took place on Sunday 13th November when Colin M1BUU activated G/NP-009 Buckden Pike. Colin decided to concentrate on the low bands & started on 1832KHz CW at 0839z where he was picked up by the RBNHole & spotted on SOTAwatch. This brought a surprising contact for daylight hours with Marko OH9XX, although Marko was using a 700m Beverage for receive. Very nice if you have the space! Colin continued on 160m working GM0UDL, Roy G4SSH & GM4KGK before moving to 80m where he had a further 8 QSO’s, again using CW. I had been up very early that morning & noted Colin’s original alert time of 0930z so went back to bed for a couple of hours. Typically, Colin was an hour ahead of schedule so I missed his spell on Top Band, although I did catch him on 80m CW a short time later.
For 160m Colin uses a pair of G4YSS Slug Tuned Coils fitted at the 40m break points of his 80m/40m linked dipole. For those who have not seen this ingenious design of adjustable coil Colin kindly sent me some photos of his antenna & coils on Buckden Pike.
G4YSS Slug Tuned Coil
M1BUU/P Antenna on Buckden Pike
Colin has also posted an excellet activation report which can be found here:
G/NP-009 Remembrance Sunday
Congratulations & well done Colin for qualifying Buckden Pike on 160m!
At the time of writing, this was the only Top band activation during November that I am aware of, if I have missed any others please let me know.
On 13 November, Colin M1BUU/P Activated G/NP-009 Buckden Pike & made 4 QSO’s (4 CW / 0 SSB)
As always, If you do have any suggestions on things that you think should be included, or if you wish to contribute tips, ideas or anything else that you think may help others on the band please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next month,
CW REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2016 - Roy G4SSH
Welcome to Winter bonus !
A mixture of winter weather and the anticipation of Winter Bonus on the 1st December ensured that EU SOTA activity remained at a low level during the month of November (apart from weekends).
During the first week Matt OE/HB9VFV crossed the border to be active in Austria, Feri was operating as DL/HA7UL from Germany, Bernard CT9/DL5RDP was in Madeira, Bob HB9/F5HTR in Switzerland, Ferri YOI/HA8LLH in Romania and YO/HA8PQ was also in Romania.
Andy DK7MG was activating in Czechia as OK/DK7MH and Robert DK2RO was running a pile up of chasers, listening 1 up, on 7.018 KHZ. Jürg continued a run of German 10 pointers as DL/HB9BIN , Feri was operating as DL/HA7UL from Germany and special call S500SF was active at weekends. Geert was activating summits in Belgium as ON/PA7ZEE and Heinz was active from Germany as DL/OE5EEP.
Conditions remained poor but by the middle of the month it was a bonus to hear Andy EA8/M0FMF, who was operating from Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, Feri was again active as YO/HA8LLA, from Romania and Carlos IK2YRA was spotted active on 3.5 MHz with his 2.5w QRP signal on the 20th.
Hans was active from Czechia as OK/PB2T on the 21st and made a surprising contact with chaser K1ZZ on 7.033 MHz at 0945z. Rude operated firstly with his own call as OK1QA, then he jumped over the border fence to activate as OM/OK1QA from Slovakia. Sake commenced an expedition to Belgium as ON/PA0SKP.
On the 22nd there was activity from Austria by OE/HB9VFV and OE/HB9DQM, Hans was active as DL/HB9AGO And Tom was activating from Austria as OE/HB9DPR.
On the 28th, Mike G0HIO commenced a three day expedition to activate nine Southern England Hills, including two on the Isle of Wight.
Finally, Matt was activating from Liechtenstein as HB0/HB9FVF.
Jürg HB9BIN was active most days in the month from various summits in Germany as DL/HB9BIN and Kurt was activating in France on the 29th, using F/HB9AFI.
I will take this opportunity to wish all activators, chasers, SWL’s and their families, a very Happy Christmas 2016.
73 Roy G4SSH
SOTA ACTIVITY REPORT FOR NOVEMBER 2016 by Kevin G0NUP
Mode: CW on 1.8MHz: activity for November
Mode: CW on 3.5MHz: activity for November
HB9JOE/P, IK2YRA/1, M1BUU/P, VK3BYD/P
Mode: CW on 7MHz: activity for November
AC0PR, AE9Q, CT1DBS/P, CT7AGT/P, DJ2FR, DJ2MX/P, DJ5AV/P,
DK2RO/P, DK7MG/P, DL/HB9AGO/P, DL/HB9BIN/P, DL/PB2T/P, DL6FBK/P, DM1LE/P,
DM7N, EA1AER/P, EA2WX/P, EA5FV/P, F/HB9AFI/P, F5LKW/P, F5PLR/QRP/P,
F5RGY/P, F6ENO/P, F6HBI/P, F8FEO/P, G0EVV/P, G3TJE/P, G4CFS/P,
HA5CQZ/P, HB0/HB9FVF/P, HB9/F5HTR/P, HB9AFI/P, HB9AGO/P, HB9BAB/P, HB9BCB/P,
HB9BIN/P, HB9BQI/P, HB9CBR/P, HB9CGA/P, HB9DQM/P, HB9DST/P, HB9EWO/P,
HB9FVF/P, HB9JOE/P, JA1KHZ/1, JA4RQO/4, JF1NDT/0, JF1NDT/1, JG1VCH/1,
JG5JXW/5, JM3HRC/2, JO3ALU/3, JP3DGT/3, JR0QWW/0, K2JB, K3JZD,
K6HPX, K6HPX/P, K7MK, K7ODX, K7WYV, K9PM/P, KB9ILT,
KE5AKL, KE7BGM, KK1W, KR7RK, KW4JM, KX0R, KX6A,
LZ1GJ/P, N0PCL, N0TA, N2GBR, N6JZT, N6KZ/P, N7CW,
N7LP, NA6MG, NJ7V, NM5S, NS7P, NU7Y, OE/DK7MG/P,
OE/HB9DQM/P, OE/HB9FVF/P, OE1MVA/P, OE5AUL/P, OE5EEP/P, OE5EIN/P, OK/PB2T/P,
OK1AYU/P, OK1DVM/P, OK1FLC/P, OK1HCD/P, OK1MLP/P, OK2BDF/P, OK2BTK/P,
OK2PDT/P, OK2QA/P, OK3EQ/P, OM/OK2QA/P, OM6AZ/P, ON/PA0SKP/P, ON/PA7ZEE/P,
PA0SKP/P, S5100SF, S52AU/P, S52CU/P, S52FT/P, S53OM/P, SP9AMH/P,
SP9MA/P, SQ8JMZ/P, SV1RHL/P, VK1DA, VK3BYD/P, VK4JAZ, VK5CZ,
W0CP, W1EJ, W2SE, W3CDW, W4PH, W6/DL6UHA/P, W6UB,
W7USA, WA6MM, WA7JTM, WB0USI, WC9G, WG0AT, WG3K,
WH6LE, WS0TA, YO/HA8BJ/P, YO/HA8LLH, YO/HA8PI, YO/HA8WX
Mode: CW on 10MHz: activity for November
AC0PR, CT1DBS/P, CT7AEZ/P, CT7AGT/P, DK7MG/P, DL/HB9AGO/P, DL/HB9CLT/P,
DL/OE5EEP, DL/ON6ZQ/P, DL6FBK/P, DM1LE/P, EA2WX/P, F5LKW/P, F5PLR/QRP/P,
F5RGY/P, F6HBI/P, F8FEO/P, G0EVV/P, HB9/F5HTR/P, HB9AFI/P, HB9AGO/P,
HB9AXL/P, HB9BAB/P, HB9BCB/P, HB9BHU/P, HB9BIN/P, HB9BQI/P, HB9CBR/P,
HB9CGA/P, HB9CPS/P, HB9DGV/P, HB9DPR/P, HB9DQM/P, HB9DST/P, HB9EWO/P,
HB9IIO/P, HB9JOE/P, IK2YRA/1, JA1KHZ/1, JA4RQO/4, JF1NDT/0, JF1NDT/1,
JO4GMS/4, JP3DGT/3, K2JB, K6HPX/P, K7ATN, K7ODX, K7PX,
K7WYV, K9PM/P, KB1KXL, KB9ILT, KD7WPJ, KI4SVM, KK1W,
KR7RK, KT0A, KX0R, N0TA, N6KZ/P, N7CW, N7LP,
NA6MG, ND0C, NS7P, OE/DK7MG/P, OE/HB9DPR/P, OE/HB9FVF/P, OE5AUL/5,
OE5AUL/P, OE5EEP/P, OK/PB2T/P, OK1DVM/P, OK1MLP/P, OK2BDF/P, OM4WY/P,
S5100SF, S52CU, S52CU/P, S52FT/P, SP9AMH/P, SP9MA/P, SQ8JMZ/P,
SV1RHL/P, VK3BYD/P, W0CP, W1EJ, W6/DL6UHA/P, W6UB, WA7JTM,
WB0USI, WG0AT, WG3K, YO/HA8BJ/P, YO/HA8LLH, YO/HA8WX, YO/HG8PQ,
Mode: CW on 14MHz: activity for November
AC0PR, AC1Z, AC7MA, CT1DBS/P, CT7AEZ/P, CT7AGT/P, CT9/DL5RDP/P,
DJ2MX/P, DK2RO/P, DK7MG/P, DL/HB9AGO/P, DL/HB9BIN/P, DL/PB2T/P, DL4FO/P,
DL4ROB, DL6FBK/P, DM1LE/P, DM7N, EA1AER/P, EA2IF/P, EA2WX/P,
EA5FV/P, EA8/M0FMF/P, F5LKW/P, F5PLR/QRP/P, F5UKL/P, F6ENO/P, F6HBI/P,
F8FEO/P, G0MFR/P, G0POT/P, GW4AZS/P, GW4OIG/P, GW4TJC/P, HB9/F5HTR/P,
HB9AFI/P, HB9AXL/P, HB9BAB/P, HB9BCB/P, HB9BIN/P, HB9BQI/P, HB9CBR/P,
HB9CPS/P, HB9DGV/P, HB9DQM/P, HB9DST/P, HB9EWO/P, HB9FVF/P, HB9IIO/P,
HB9JOE/P, IK2YRA/1, JF1NDT/0, JF1NDT/1, JG1GPY/1, JG5JXW/5, JH0CJH/1,
JP1QEC/1, JP3DGT/3, JS1UEH/1, JS6TMW/6, K0JQZ, K1LB, K2JB,
K3JZD, K6HPX/P, K7MK, K7ODX, K7PX, K7VK, K7WYV,
K9PM/P, KB1KXL, KB9ILT, KC1APK, KD7WPJ, KE5AKL, KK1W,
KR7RK, KT0A, KW4JM, KX0R, LZ1GJ/P, N0PCL, N0TA,
N1FJ, N6JZT, N6KZ/P, N7CW, N7LP, N7SRG, NA6MG,
ND0C, NJ7V, NM5S, NS0TA, NS1TA, NS7P, NU7Y,
OE/DK7MG/P, OE/HB9DQM/P, OE/HB9FVF/P, OE5EEP/P, OE5EIN/P, OH2NOS/P, OH3KRH/P,
OH9XX/P, OK/PB2T/P, OK1DVM/P, OK1MLP/P, OK1NF, OM4DW/P, OM6AZ/P,
ON/PA0SKP/P, PA0SKP/P, S5100SF, S52CU, S52CU/P, S52FT/P, S58R/P,
SP9AMH/P, SP9MA/P, SV1RHL/P, VA6FUN, VE2DDZ, VK3BYD/P, W0CP,
W4PH, W6/DL6UHA/P, W6STR, W6UB, W7USA, WA6KYR, WA6MM,
WA7JTM, WA7NCL, WB0USI, WG3K, WH6LE, WS0TA, WX4TW,
YO/HA8LLH, YO/HA8WX, YO/HG8PQ, YO8AZQ/P, YU1CA/P, Z35M/P, ZL1BYZ
Mode: CW on 18MHz: activity for November
CT1DBS/P, CT7AEZ/P, DL/HB9AGO/P, EA8/M0FMF/P, F5LKW/P, F5PLR/QRP/P, F5UKL/P,
F6HBI/P, G0MFR/P, GW4AZS/P, GW4OIG/P, HB9AFI/P, HB9BCB/P, HB9BIN/P,
HB9CBR/P, HB9DQM/P, IK2YRA/1, JF1NDT/0, JF1NDT/1, JG1GPY/1, JH0CJH/1,
JO3ALU/3, JP1QEC/0, JP1QEC/1, JP3DGT/3, JS1BXH/1, JS1UEH/1, JS6TMW/6,
K0JQZ, K6HPX, K6HPX/P, K7ATN, KT0A, KX0R, M0OAT/P,
MW0IDX/P, N0TA, N1FJ, N6JZT, NS1TA, NS7P, OE/HB9DPR/P,
OE/HB9DQM/P, OE5EEP/P, OH2NOS/P, OH9XX/P, OK1MLP/P, S5100SF, S52CU,
S52CU/P, S52FT/P, VK7/K1JD, W0CP, WA7JTM, WB8OGK, WG0AT,
WX4TW, YO/HA8BJ/P, YO/HA8LLH, ZL1BYZ
Mode: CW on 21MHz: activity for November
AC0PR, CT1DBS/P, DL4ROB, EA8/M0FMF/P, F5LKW/P, F5PLR/QRP/P, F5UKL/P,
F6HBI/P, HB9BCB/P, HB9CBR/P, JA4RQO/4, JF1NDT/0, JF1NDT/1, JG1VCH/1,
JG5JXW/5, JH0CJH/1, JO3ALU/3, JP1QEC/0, JP1QEC/1, JP3DGT/3, JS1BXH/1,
JS1UEH/1, JS6TMW/6, K2JB, K3JZD, K6HPX/P, KB9ILT, KE7BGM,
KK1W, KR7RK, N7CW, NS1TA, OE5EEP/P, OH2NOS/P, OH9XX/P,
OK1MLP/P, S52CU/P, VK7/K1JD, W0CP, WA7JTM, WB8OGK, WG0AT,
Mode: CW on 24MHz: activity for November
JF1NDT/0, JF1NDT/1, JH0CJH/1
Mode: CW on 28MHz: activity for November
JA4RQO/4, JF1NDT/0, JF1NDT/1, JP3DGT/3, KR7RK
Mode: CW on 50MHz: activity for November
JA4RQO/4, JF1NDT/1, JH0CJH/1, NJ7V, WA7JTM
Mode: CW on 1240MHz: activity for November
Mode: FM on 28MHz: activity for November
Mode: FM on 50MHz: activity for November
Mode: FM on 1240MHz: activity for November
DG0JMB/P, G7HEM/P, JN3PDF/3, JP1QEC/0
Mode: SSB on 28MHz: activity for November
HB9DQM/P, JS6TQS, K2JB, KG7STN, KI4SVM, KJ6QDU, KR7RK,
S52CU/P, S56LXN/P, S57MS/P, VK1MA/2, VK3YY
Mode: SSB on 50MHz: activity for November
7K1BAE, I1WKN/1, JA1KHZ/1, JA4RQO/4, JG1GPY/1, JG1VCH/1, JH0CJH/1,
JH1EWV/1, JH1EWV/2, JI1IKC/1, JI1TLL/1, JJ0TRY/0, JK1NRL/1, JL1BWG/1,
JN1NCB, JP1SCQ/1, JR1NNL/1, KJ6QDU, S56LXN/P, S57MS/P, VK1DA,
Mode: SSB on 1240MHz: activity for November
Kevin J Prince G0NUP
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Have you a favourite SOTA? favourite mode? favourite rig, antenna, or favourite band? How did you find your first day / month / year as an activator or chaser? Your comments and experiences will be read by enthusiasts all across Europe, the USA, Australia and beyond, in a total of 114 different SOTA associations worldwide. Your input will be most welcome.
We receive many e-mails during the month containing details of activations, milestones reached and general SOTA news. Unless advised otherwise we will use this information in the next edition of SOTA News. It is important therefore that you advise us if any information is not intended for publication.
For ease of processing, please submit your input by e-mail direct to the addresses below and not via the Reflector.
SOTA News Editor
U.S. and Canadian reports to:-
Fred K6DGW/7 [aka “Skip” on the radio]
Canada/US SOTA Reporter Dude
Australian input to:-
VK3ARH@wia.org.au (note the recent change)
New Zealand input to:-
Japanese reports to
South African input to:-