Not much of a SOTA activation.
It was a SOTA activation. How, therefore, can it possibly be “not much of a SOTA activation”?
“2m SSB” + “SOTA” = "2m SSB SOTA"
LOL. Really? You must be reading it a different way to me.
I’d be interested to learn how you are reading it, if you conclude that doing 2m SSB on a SOTA activation is not SOTA.
our fault because we activate Uniques.
That’s your choice. As I have said before, you are restricting yourselves from a huge amount of fun and enjoyment through this policy (just ask Mickey 2E0YYY if you don’t believe me), but SOTA can be tailored to however you personally like. You do that, and so do I. What you do is SOTA even though you never offer chasers any repeat opportunities to work you on any given summit. What I do is SOTA, even though I sometimes do it at night and often work people who are not yet SOTA chasers.
CQ CQ Contest , not CQ CQ SOTA ? .perhaps i missed out there
You did indeed Gez. In fact I was calling “CQ Contest and Summits on the Air” about every 3rd call when I was running. When searching and pouncing, I gave the summit reference whenever I recognised the call as a SOTA chaser. I see elsewhere on the internet you have stated that I was not calling CQ SOTA. You are incorrect in this, as I was, as explained above.
Anyway, you didn’t miss out, as you can go ahead and log that chase now. Furthermore, you can log many more from the past. Virtually all my Tuesday night VHF contesting is done from a SOTA summit and in accordance with SOTA activating rules, so you may have a whole batch of points you can claim. Feel free to check my SOTA Database activator log to verify that I was on a SOTA, and which one it was.
It is an awful reflection on the decay of 2m SSB SOTA that in order to stand a chance of qualifying an activation you have to ascend a summit in the hours of darkness on one particular night of the month in whatever the weather throws at you.
It would be Brian - if it were true. It is relatively easy to qualify a normal daytime SOTA activation on 2m SSB from most English summits. It is relatively difficult to rack up 50+ QSOs outside of a contest period though, I’ll give you that.
Anyway, I must say that I am rather disturbed at this belief that the only valid SOTA is when the activator makes contact with those who are already SOTA chasers. What about those who are potentially SOTA chasers? I’m personally more interested in promoting the SOTA Programme to the SOTA chasers of the future.
Also Brian, it will soon be 20:00 on a Wednesday night. I won’t be doing a SOTA activation then either.