I’m sorry to have to do this but I need to advise chasers and potential activators about the catch to CEPT operation in Malta.
Malta is listed as accepting operation under CEPT TR 61/01, i.e. you turn up and operate as 9H/MM0FMF/P. Sadly if it were only that simple. You still need to apply for a visitors licence to operate in Malta. This is free and is issued in Valetta. You will be issued a 9H3??? callsign. Using any other call is invalid.
For SOTA purposes this means that Colwyn MM0YCJ’s current Maltese activations do not count. The MT have sent an email to Colwyn and hope he’ll have enough net access to read it whilst he’s in Malta. With a following wind he might be able to get a 9H3 call and activate the summit again before he leaves.
Further info can be found here: http://www.9h1mrl.org/