We often see posts about chasers reaching new milestones, Shack Sloth, Multiple Sloth, Super Sloth, etc., and congratulations are certainly due to all the dedicated chasers out there. It occurred to me the other day that there’s an inverse version of this for activators - how many chaser points an activator has provided, so to speak, to chasers. I.e. how many points have been accumulated by all chasers contacted during all the activations for a given activator.

Unless I’m missing something, this isn’t a number that’s directly available on the database site but there is a straightforward way to get an estimate. The database “Activator Log" page has columns for “QSOs” and peak “Points” for each activation, so select “All Entries”, copy and paste the resulting log to a spreadsheet, multiply Qs X Points and sum the results. It only took a minute or two to do this for my own log and, to my surprise, I found the result was over 110K chaser points given out! Who knew.

This isn’t an exact number since chasers only receive points once per summit per day. However, the number is a maximum and can be adjusted for a better estimate. For example, I’d guess that knocking the max number down by 10% would give a pretty good estimate for an activator who does mostly individual activations with a group outing now and then and does not typically receive many duplicate contacts.

Anyway, just thought this might be an interesting exercise for activators.

73,

Mike - ke5akl