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01/12 is it WB Time?

Hi,

Does the WB start on the 1st December?

:slight_smile:

In reply to G1STQ:

No, the Welsh Borders, WB, region is available and has been available all year round for the last 10 years.

Andy
MM0FMF

Hi Andy,

I think John G1STQ is asking if winter Bonus starts on 01/12/12. In answer to your question John, winter bonus starts on the 1st December and ends and the 15 March in the UK.

Jimmy 2E0EYP

In reply to MM0FMF:

Yes but don’t you get extra points as an Activator on some summits from the 1st Dec?

73,
Colin.

In reply to M0XSD:
Only on 2 pointers and above 73 Geoff

I think Andy’s point is that ‘WB’ could stand for many things, maybe a question asked in a more detailed way would solicit a more detailed answer.

Putting 1 and 1 together to make 2, then, yes Winter Bonus for some associations begins on 1st December.

It might be an idea to keep abreast of the latest rules by downloading a copy of the Association Reference Manual (ARM) for the association you are interested in from the SOTA website.

73
Colin, M0CGH

In reply to M0CGH:

Indeed Colin. With 77 associations and 644 regions worldwide the question of when does the winter bonus start is answered by RTFARM :wink: (Read the fine association referrence manual). These are on the website for everyone to use.

We’re lucky with our bonus rules here in the UK as they are quite simple. Some associations have complex rules where some of their regions have a Winter bonus, some regions have a Summer bonus and others have none.

Andy
MM0FMF

In reply to 2E0EYP:
A simple question…and a simple answer.

Thank you.

As you can tell, I am expecting the motorcycle training to get a bit quieter over the next couple of months. Time to dust off the rucksack and charge the batteries once again.

Looking forward to speaking with many a station over the winter period.

:slight_smile:

In reply to MM0FMF:

In reply to M0CGH:

We’re lucky with our bonus rules here in the UK as they are quite
simple. Some associations have complex rules where some of their
regions have a Winter bonus, some regions have a Summer bonus and
others have none.

Whilst this is true, is there a possibility that the Bonus status of a summit is more easily identifiable from SOTAWATCH.
If we navigate to a summit from either a spot or from the summit link on the Sotawatch page, it gives us all the details we ever need, location, height, activations, links to maps/photos, tips etc. but no detail on the bonus/period.

Now go to the database, navigate to the same summit click on history and bingo, under Scoring history - BONUS = 3 points between 01 December and 15 March.
Any possibility this detail can be displayed in both views?

Pete

In reply to thread:

You can always tell when the winter bonus is approaching - things start to get a bit quiet on the activating front, then it all bursts into life as December begins!

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to G4ISJ:

All things are possible Pete. Whether they get implemented depends on what really needs to be done and what would be nice given the time we have available to spend on the software.

Andy
MM0FMF