The most activator QSOs in a calendar year, I think, was 6275 by HB9BIN in 2011. Mickey looks set to top that this year. I expect he will also enter the “Top 20” list for All-time activator QSOs as well. The end 2011 figures are here:
Mickey is on 7546 all-time activator QSOs at present, so G1INK won’t be quaking in his boots just yet, but GW4BVE looks vulnerable.
It is quite fascinating that we continually find more measures to assess our progress in SOTA, other than the existing tables and awards structure! I guess that is because amateur radio is a technical hobby, so we all have an eye for data and figures, and because of the excellence of the SOTA Database which makes the whole thing very data-rich.