Other SOTA sites: SOTAwatch | SOTA Home | Database | Video | Photos | Shop | Mapping | FAQs | Facebook | Contact SOTA

First SOTA activation today

Did my first SOTA activation today along with G0VPS also his first. We went up onto Shining Tor and we really had some great contacts with some genuinely friendly chasers/activators who were very encouraging and helpful. It was a great buzz and the bug that I was warned may bite has started on me. Thanks for all the chasers and fellow activators for summit to summit also. Weather was good and the sun was on Shining Tor. I may just have to have my gear in the car, just in case I happen to pass a SOTA location in the future. :slight_smile:
Steve 2E1HTG

In reply to 2E1HTG:
Well done Steve. Welcome to activating. You found out for yourself how addictive SOTA can be. You might not realise it now but you could find yourself up on Shining Torr in the depths of winter.

You will always meet friendly chasers on SOTA.
Enjoy it,
73, John.

In reply to G4YSS:
Thanks John. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to the next one. Learnt so much from doing Shining Tor, just little things that will make a big difference on my next activation. Its great fun and like you say VERY addictive! Cheers Steve.