the world wide corona situation certainly has an impact on our SOTA activities. While some of us have to stay at home, others who may still be able to activate don’t do so, be it because there are mobility restrictions, or safety concerns for reasons such as non-availability of mountain rescue etc.
If this goes on, soon there will be more and more chasers and fewer activators on the air.
I would like to start a discussion whether it would make sense to have temporary “Corona” rules in SOTA to keep the programme attractive for us corona victims (suspected/infected or not). My idea: How about temporarily suspending the restriction to collect activator’s points only once per year per summit? (Say change it to once per week or once per month)
Potential positive Effect: People with limited mobility would get an incentive to still regularly activate something, even if it’s the nearby “home summit” with easy / non risky access. People with no option to activate would not “run out” of activators they can chase so quick. Thus, SOTA could be kept attractive even with less opportunities for activators.
Potential negative effect: activators with an easy access high points home summit might get an unsporty advantage in moving towards MG status.
Silly idea ? Option to keep SOTA attractive even during hard times for all of us? I am looking forward to the discussion
73 Jens, HB9EKO / DL9SBM