Follow the sun with DA20XOTA and earn an award

Dear All,

On June 15th we will activate all 10 Alpine regions in SOTA-DL. We will start at 8:00 UTC with the BG region and end at 18:00 UTC with the AV region, following the sun from east to west. This is your chance to earn one or more DA20XOTA Awards in one day.

This is the first time that all German Alpine regions will be on the air within one day. If you would like to join us as a DA20XOTA operator, please drop a message to Andy, DL2DVE.

More about here: http://sota-dl.bplaced.net

Follow the sun with DA20XOTA and earn an award!
GL es 73 de Dzianis, DD1LD

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Here is the detailed plan:

“DA20XOTA One Day Ten Regions Follow the Sun”

08UTC DL/BG
09UTC DL/CG
10UTC DL/MF
11UTC DL/BE
12UTC DL/EW
13UTC DL/KW
14UTC DL/WS
15UTC DL/AM
16UTC DL/AL
17UTC DA/AV(GMA).

73 andy DL2DVE

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Thanks for organising this event, Andy!
I wonder how many people will try to work all ten (or at least as many as possible) regions.
It could become very busy for the activators, trying to put everyone in the log in only one hour. Very exciting!

73, Roman

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The first Alerts are coming in already, thank you
DL3TU Roman and
DL3EC Chris !

73 andy DL2DVE

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Hi Andy,
I just realized that this is the weekend of the CW part of the All Asian DX Contest. We’ll see whether it is sufficient to stay on the usual SOTA frequencies at the upper end of the CW segements. If it’s too crowded, I might focus on the WARC bands.

73, Roman

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Hi Roman,

good point, and at 20/15/10 there could be some impact by the AADXC, we will see. 40 is probably not used so much at daytime.
During big contests - as an activator have sometimes experienced many more callers than usual, probably as they are at the station already and see a spot - so there could be even a positive effect.

73 andy

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Hi all,

pretty bad WX is expected in the Alps for Saturday.

Instead of postponing - we want to pull in the event by one day.

Unfortunately this excludes a few well known activators due to QRL but we are able to achieve critical mass to activate All 10 Regions in One Day.

So we will activate tomorrow 14.June from 8UTC onwards, we will update the Alerts now.

73 andy

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Andy, thanks for your huge effort to re-schedule the whole event!
Too bad that the weather isn’t supporting on Saturday! But I’m glad you found a solution for tomorrow.
I’m really looking forward to joining the fun :grinning:

73, Roman

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What great folks! A huge thank you to all of you who planned, scheduled, joined and will take part tomorrow!

It looks like everything is set. Let’s only hope that good weather and superior propagation will join the event tomorrow. Follow the sun with DA20XOTA tomorrow and have fun with us!

We apologize for the short notice!

Cuagn tmw es 73
de Dzianis, DD1LD

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