Juerg, HB9BIN, reached two unbelievable goals today — 10,000 contacts s2s and 50,000 points s2s. Gonna be a long time before anyone matches that. There are 4,724 operators who have entered s2s contacts in the database. Bring popcorn, and we can watch them attempt it.
For all (serious …) SOTA ranking enthusiasts, here is yet another ranking, this time by the s2s Activator Points collected by the Activators, supplemented with the number of activated 10-point summits.
I suppose most SOTA enthusiasts don’t just pursue this hobby for the rankings - but I could be wrong about that, hi.
Finally, for those who are interested, let’s take a look at the “Number of s2s contacts” ranking feature.
With the recent hype regarding s2s QSOs, it has become common practice among activators who are particularly focused on ranking lists to increase this counter as much as possible, e.g. by making several QSOs with the same activator on all possible bands. As can be seen in the table below, the difference in dupe QSOs can be quite large.
As an idea, in my case all the logged dupe QSOs should not have been made with the same activator - with a fairly high degree of certainty, hi.
You forgot one thing - the boys in New Mexico offered prizes for high numbers of contacts with Sota people in their State. I reached the highest prize, which was 1,000 contacts, thanks to s2s contacts on multiple bands with the same few stations. Same with KX0R. Nice detective work, anyway.
Thank you very much for ur congratulations! Without you I would not (jet) have realised my record. I am not a regular SOTA reflector reader and/or writer. I prefer activating summits and making S2S-QSOs instead of reading the SOTA reflector. I do it right now, when my wife is driving me to a summit (while we are wating in a traffic jam)!
Dear SOTA activators
Thank you very much for over 10,000 contacts s2s and over 50,000 points s2s. Without you this result would not have been possible. I lock for much more S2S QSO with you. On high summits I only use a whip antenna. Thank you for ur passion with my week signals.
Now I am retired! But when I was a teacher at collage level, I did preparations and correcting test on summits. Whenever I heard a SOTA spot on VK porte-a-log, I stopped my teacher work and made a S2S QSO!