Following the discussions on the reflector the Management Team would like to confirm that they encourage and support holding an International SOTA Weekend in May.
The original concept by Sean M0GIA was for an event to encourage summit to summit contacts between the many International Associations that comprise SOTA, and to give Chasers the opportunity to work as many different associations as possible. This does mean that HF may be required but does not mean that this is solely an HF event; all licensed bands can, and where possible should, be used to make contacts. The choice of operating band and mode is left to the individual activator as always.
The International SOTA Weekend in 2009 was such an overwhelming success the MT proposes that this should become an annual event on the first weekend in May every year. The first weekend being defined as the weekend that immediately precedes the UK May Day public holiday (which is always the first Monday in May).
This year the International SOTA Weekend will be held on the 1 and 2 of May 2010 and we encourage all activators to post their planned activations on SOTAwatch as soon as is practicable.
Barry Horning GM4TOE
on behalf of the SOTA Management Team