I have read others topics regarding the activation of SOTA in combination with other references.
Personnally I do not see what the problem is. In another thread I told that I was on Skiddaw (G/LD-004) and counts for Sota and also for WFF (GFF-008)and of course WAB. If I comply with all programme rules why would I not be allowed to give out both references?
Or should I take the first hour for SOTA and second for WFF and last for WAB? Or the other way round. What if the first hour I go for WFF and the second it starts to rain and I have to pack up? Then this would look a bit funny don’t you think?
On all my activations, beit Sota, WAB, Wff, Castles, mills, railways stations … When an activation is valid for more ref. I tell them all on the air or referre to my QRZ page where all details are mentioned.
What is spotted on the cluster or the sotawatch is also often beyond the control of the activator. I checked my spots on the cluster for the Skiddaw activation and 1 station mentioned both Wff and Sota, 2 others only mentioned the WFF one. None referred to WAB. This has nothing to do with me.
Regarding frequencies. I do not believe in Iota, Sota, Wff … frequencies. I look for a clear spot ask if the frequency is free and then start calling. If at that moment it is a certain freq. used by a programme (say 7.118 or 7144) than that’s fine.
Too much people ( myself included ) depend too much on the cluster and other watchsites and don’t wander over the bands.
Lets stick to the topic title, guys.
73, de Peter, ON3WAB/M6ONL