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Approximately two years ago I discovered a new activity, the SOTA. Which pleasure of contacting in the calm one, HB9AFI, HB9BAB, DJ3AX, DH8DX, DF2GN, G1INK and few others. The principle was really very interesting with a pointed listening on very weak, with WHO patients and disciplined stations. I am happy d’ to have taken part in l’ entry of France in circle SOTA, since d’ other countries followed. WHO are moreover into many and inevitably the disturbances increase. But that does not explain the drifts, it n’ there more qu’ has; a thing which counts c’ is hunting for the points, behind its station or in the mountain. So much so that certain mad dashes d’ a top with l’ other leave me serious doubts! If activations are quite real then that wants to say that WHO run like the insane ones in the mountain and roll very quickly on the road! All that for what? A transitory place in a table of honor! Is this reasonable good? Blow certain activators make some contacts for validating the top well and leave, leaving hunters on their hunger. If not how to align 4,5 or 6 SOTA in the course of the day! Or is l’ spirit of the departure? , I know the things change, some will say it is necessary to live with its time and the evolutions. Some shout high and strong that if one wants to make a permanent contest of it nothing l’ prohibited! (but let us not forget that there is a payment to respect) Maybe, each one is free, but I think that these attitudes involve the drifts that j’ could live the last week end: No discipline, of the pile up worthy of rare DXCC, with an unnamable disorder. Does the station sota pass EP? And there at least three stations answer with of course any EP in the cal. Signals of stations SOTA at home of this moment is rather 338 with a strong QRM. Certain hunters arrive at home, whatever the propagation with 599 ++. I do not think one would leave me more chance to make me hear if I passed /QRP! In more it would not be honest; have approximately 60W radiated! In a G5RV with the strong current of the roofs (I am in centre town). Without counting the crafty persons which answer the place of the activator history to get rid of a hunter which tries to be made hear despite everything. I also realize, that taken in effervescence, I make also errors of traffic. J’ also discovered that activators knowingly did not answer hunters! Tensions exist within our small “community”. WHO are made “prohibit” réflector (with twists or rightly, I do not know!). J’ also intended WHO to pass “QRG only SOTA” on an activity DFCF of l’ friend Paul F2YT who activated on 7032! with in premium of the tunes, ridiculous! We made proposals in the MT, in particular to be on reducing the risks of cheating. For my part as I see that nothing moves and that the disorder is here,
I withdraw my log as of TOMORROW 06/08/08
J’ my first qso the 20/06/06 with HB9AFI/P, I made am second in France table for a long time, like l’ friend DGF, I think, j’ badly do not have points “under the elbow” and I can remain a long time advances some on the buddies, therefore no interest either has to continue in this direction.
With l’ future I will be satisfied to say hello to WHO which likes really l’ radio activity/mountain, which takes a few seconds to say to you hello, thank you and goodbye. I would also make some activities in activator, at my rate/rhythm. I will continue as a person in charge to make the promotion of the SOTA, in l’ spirit of the departure, after those which will adhere, will make like they l’ hear. J’ also have some ideas of activations in the Om pure spirit, and I know that several buddies “F” have the same point of view. Here are dear friends, far from me the idea to want to give lessons (I am perfectible like each and everyone), I do not claim to hold the truth either. I only wish to alert the persons in charge on the first steps of a situation which if it developed could be very harmful for all. I think that it is very quickly necessary to consider all these questions, of finding means so that everyone can find in the SOTA what it seeks there. I think also our activity is victim of his success, and that the established rules at the beginning are not sufficient any more with the good progress of a group which does not stop growing bigger.
For my part I prefer to apply this quotation of Om which I had contacted a long time ago: “I prefer to collect the good friends that diplomas”
73 ’ S QRO ALL f5nep Lionel