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Facts and figures about the SOTA progression since 2002

Do you have any idea what is the largest number of QSO’s logged for a single SOTA activation ? Or the average number of QSOs per activation ?

Are you interested in the evolution of the number of activators, activations, QSO’s or valid summits since SOTA creation ?

If not, do not click here :slight_smile:

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Hi Christophe,
What an amazing progression!
Thanks for sharing.
73,

Guru

Thank you Christophe !

73, Jarek

“Maximum number of QSO’s Per Activation”

Does that mean someone actually made over 700 contacts from one summit in one day?

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Pete
WA7JTM

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I think these very high scoring activations were in a Spanish contest.

Indeed: EA5WP 2011/09/03 from EA5/CS-001.

Tnx Christophe… amazing!

73 Karel

If possible.
But this is due to very specific circumstances.
Spain:

  • DVGE Diploma (Spanish Geodesic Vertices Diploma)
  • Using all various modes and bands.
  • Years of better propagation.
  • High scoring summits.

See another example:

It is not a real SOTA scenario !!!

73 de Dani EA5M

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Thanks Christophe, that’s most interesting and somewhat unexpected!

73 es HNY de Paul G4MD

One thing you may want to consider Christophe regarding the split between chasers and activators is the fact that an S2S entry will create a chase log. It will inflate the count of people who do both chasing and activating. To get the number of pure activators and pure chasers you probably need to remove S2S logs out of the calculations.

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Many thanks Christophe,

Interesting to see that ONLY 10% of all summits are activated and that on average every Activator visits 14 summits per year.

73 de Marek

Christophe,

How interesting, and thanks for sharing.

73’s
David

January 2022 UPDATE

Do you have any idea what is the largest number of QSO’s logged for a single SOTA activation ? Or the average number of QSOs per activation ?

Are you interested in the evolution of the number of activators, activations, QSO’s or valid summits since SOTA creation ?

If not, do not click here :slight_smile:

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That big bump of new peaks in 2016 was mostly KL6 Alaska, thanks to N7UN (mostly) and K6EL. 18,000 peaks in 43 regions, with about a tenth of one percent activated in the last five years.

Elliott, K6EL

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