It’s that time of year again - when Gerald G4OIG and I get let out to play Big SOTA
Theme for this year is “How many can you cram in”. We have based ourselves in Perth for a week from 31st May to 6th June with the aim of activating as many of the “easy” Summits thereabouts as possible in the time available.
Following the success of the flexible approach pioneered last year, we have a long list of possible targets planned but will confirm which summits for the next day and timings by placing alerts as early as possible the previous evening, allowing us to tailor what we tackle to the weather, our perceived fitness levels, and our inclination.
First day, when we travel up, is pretty well set in stone (traffic an weather permitting) and I have alerted for this.
For the other days, as a rule of thumb, first summit of the day will be early - 0700z or earlier, with a further one approx. mid-day (1100z - ish) and another mid-afternoon (1400z - 1500z) but please watch the alerts for local variations - there may be a fourth on one or more days.
My MO will be my “standard” - start on 60m ssb (subject to phone coverage) then onto 40m ssb, with a try on 80m if time/conditions allow. Gerald will major on 30m CW, with higher bands possible (20m, 17m ssb/cw) depending on time and conditions. Watch this thread and/or alerts for further updates…
As speed is the key on this expedition, we’d appreciate keeping the pace of contacts up and I’ll apologise in advance if the QSO’s are more rubber stamp than chatty.
Many of the summits have trig points, and wherever possible we will operate from near them for the WAB’ers.
Hope that makes our intentions clear enough and we look forward to working many of you next week
73 de Paul G4MD