I have already written about the Andre Saunders GM3VLB SOTA Award and the winners for 2023, see the links below. As explained the award is the result of a legacy left to my radio club (Lothians Radio Society) by former member, Andre, to promote amateur radio operation from the Scottish Islands, something he was passionate about.
Last night, the committee that manages this award met to consider something that we all considered was a specific outstanding achievement and decided a special award was merited. What impressed us was Colwyn MM0YCJ’s activations of 2 of the St. Kilda archipelagos more difficult island summits. These two activations were way beyond what we ever expected to see and you can read about the activations here: St Kilda Islands GM/SI-122 (Soay) and GM/SI-118 (Boreray) .
Along with the 2023 winners, Ben GW4BML and Paul G4IPB, we will be awarding a quaich like the one pictured and specially engraved to Colwyn MM0YCJ @MM0YCJ.
Please join me in congratulating Colwyn.