This month we have two new Brazilian associations and some updates.
Welcome to Mesquita, PP6AJM, who is the AM.
Douglas, PY1II (congratulations on the new ticket!) is heading Alagoas for now.
We (Ok, it was my fault) had managed to skip a handful of summits. So there are 5 new ones, including PY1/NF-122, Pedra dos Três Picos, which is nice and big. There have also been a few summit name updates and some changes to regional managers.
Just a few small updates. Most notable was correction of a typo in the latitude of 9A/GH-094, which is now where it should be.
Diego, EC1CW, has retired as AM for EA1. Many thanks to Diego for all his efforts on EA1. I found it to be probably the most complete of EA associations as posted originally. Please welcome Juan , EA1AER, to the role.
Updating large existing associations is complicated, so I’m feeding Andy with the updates one course at a time. So far we have updated elevations and the resulting scores. Note that as with other EA associations the elevation is not necessarily what they print on the IGN maps, expecially where there is a vertice. I correct for the height of the base under the vertice, which is sometimes several metres. Elsewhere I use LIDAR values. There are a dozen score changes, about equally up and down.
The next step will be to upload corrected positions. Finally we’ll do retirements and adding new summits.
Have fun on the hills and please keep your reports coming in. I love to see pictures of you people activating in the new associations particularly.