I feel very proud and honoured with the recognition of the Sherpa Award.
I also feel very grateful and glad with the SOTABEAMS WSPRLite unit prize, which I must admit I had to read carefully about in order to find out what that was
All my contributions, either activating, chasing, posting on the Reflector with my opinions and sharing my own experiences, helping the MT members or individual colleagues from the SOTA community on whatever they needed and I could help with, as well as donating some funds from time to time to help the programme pay the bills, have always been done with great pleasure and fully conscient of its benefits to the SOTA programme, to the people I helped to and also to myself, because I assure you that by doing this I felt and I still feel well, I feel a better ham, a better person.
SOTA has given me many good things and by doing all of that, I’m just giving back a part of what the SOTA programme and the people around it are giving to me.
When I joined this hobby at the age of 16, (I’m almost 53 now) I almost immediately thought this would be my hobby for my entire life. Now that I’ve found this programme inside the ham radio hobby, I’m pretty sure I’ll stick around SOTA for the rest of my life.
Before finishing off, let me say that after having read a bit about WSPRLite, I think Richard and the MT have made the right choice, as I’m going to enjoy it very much.
I hope this won’t be a prize for me only, as I expect to be sharing with you all in this Reflector my findings and experiment results with the help of WSPRLite.
As ever, I’ll do it in the hope that my experiences shared on the Reflector for the SOTA community will serve and help many of you.
Thank you very much. Lots of love and Merry Christmas.