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Irritating things


#1

While updating my website, I’ve just come across this:

Time Call Band Mode
13:38z M0JDK 144MHz FM
14:33z G0NAJ 144MHz FM
14:35z 2E0JPY 144MHz FM
14:38z M6OAU/M 144MHz FM
14:40z G3CWI 144MHz FM
14:45z M0HGY 144MHz FM

This is for an activation of The Cloud G/SP-015 in October last year. Except that the first contact - M0JDK - was worked while I was on Gun G/SP-013 that same day. John was the only station I worked from there. Somehow, I’ve managed to enter his QSO lumped in with my later Cloud activation.

Do you see what this means? It means I did one more activation in 2018 than I thought I did. ie 366, not 365. Even though it means my personal record is one higher than I thought it was, there is something irritating about it not being 365. Pity 2018 wasn’t a leap year.


#2

#sotaworldproblems
:smile:


#3

Lucky this SOTA thingy is a hobby :slight_smile:

Have one less activation this year and your equilibrium will be restored. :hugs:

Andrew VK1AD


#4

Aargh!

Found another one…

Time Call Band Mode
17:00z 2E0LMD 144MHz FM
17:03z 2E0PUE 144MHz FM
17:05z M0HGY 144MHz FM
17:07z 2E0LKC 144MHz FM
17:54z 2E0LKC 144MHz FM
17:55z 2E0LMD 144MHz FM
17:58z M6JVF 144MHz FM
17:59z M0HGY 144MHz FM
18:01z M6ODZ 144MHz FM
18:06z 2E0IXM 144MHz FM
18:08z M6PKF 144MHz FM
18:10z G0VEO 144MHz FM
18:11z G7OHA 144MHz FM

Make it 367… This is deeply troubling.


#5

How interesting.
:confused:


#6

Tom, you have worse OCD than I have. Just delete two activations and believe that they never happened. Can’t do? I will get you a copy of the manual that my old boss used to work to. :laughing:


#7

I’m prepared to accept there’s a bit of obsessiveness going on here, but I don’t think we’re anywhere near medical diagnosis territory! And to suggest I am beyond where you are Gerald, let alone anywhere near is way off the mark. I mean, not reactivating any hill - EVER - with one’s main callsign, merely in order to preserve a meaningless percentage that is not used in any aspect of the ranking system? Nah come on, that takes some beating. :wink:


#8

OCD about the level of OCD?


#9

It should be called CDO. Or ODC maybe.


#10

I admit the Uniques thing is a significant issue for me. My view is why spend valuable time and money activating a hill that you have already activated when there are so many new ones offering completely new experiences out there? My aim is certsinly not to preserve a 100% record as you suggest - that is entirely incidental and created by the way the database is presented. If Andy were to remove the data, it would not bother me one iota.

On the subject in hand, you must admit that arranging your activations to achieve 365 in 365 days is somewhat quirky. Such an idea would never have crossed my mind and certainly not activating the same hills time after time to achieve such a goal.


#11

Gerald, Tom,

I think the goals you have both set yourselves are desirable and admirable, for their own specific reasons. The main thing is, they make you happy and what is wrong with that? A secondary thing is that they set targets and we always work better with measurable performance.
73 Andrew VK1DA/VK2UH


#12

Absolutely Gerald. Your point is proven by my horror at discovering I’d done more activations than 365!

Noted on the time/money issue. Certainly, when HGY and I travel away for SOTA, we are always looking to add new uniques.

I think you do like the 100% thing though, as your revisits get the B callsign treatment.

I’m on revisits today by virtue of the fact the G AM hasn’t done his local summits yet this year!


#13

Oh the 100% thing is just a sideline, the experience of the Unique is far far more important. Indeed, when B callsign revisits occur, I do try to get a different angle on the activation, for example activating a summit with Paul which I had only previously done on my own and where possible choosing a different route up. That way I can pretend it is a new hill. :grinning:

Now here’s a challenge for you: Extract from the database all the dates on which you have activated The Cloud. Ignore the year and just take the day and month… then see how complete your year is. Can you resist this? :open_mouth:


#14

No, probably not.

My initial instinct was that there wouldn’t be any dates missing. Then I thought that on the balance of probability there would likely be a handful. Then I thought about February 29th.

QRX.


#15

OK, here’s the number of activator QSOs I have made for each calendar date:

Date QSOs
01-Jan 395
02-Jan 130
03-Jan 110
04-Jan 116
05-Jan 28
06-Jan 169
07-Jan 10
08-Jan 130
09-Jan 35
10-Jan 86
11-Jan 190
12-Jan 57
13-Jan 83
14-Jan 117
15-Jan 34
16-Jan 41
17-Jan 161
18-Jan 14
19-Jan 55
20-Jan 5
21-Jan 33
22-Jan 147
23-Jan 17
24-Jan 77
25-Jan 120
26-Jan 91
27-Jan 80
28-Jan 85
29-Jan 54
30-Jan 137
31-Jan 50
01-Feb 79
02-Feb 117
03-Feb 97
04-Feb 174
05-Feb 116
06-Feb 116
07-Feb 132
08-Feb 163
09-Feb 228
10-Feb 90
11-Feb 68
12-Feb 106
13-Feb 100
14-Feb 215
15-Feb 284
16-Feb 144
17-Feb 201
18-Feb 132
19-Feb 73
20-Feb 153
21-Feb 103
22-Feb 152
23-Feb 163
24-Feb 123
25-Feb 233
26-Feb 116
27-Feb 56
28-Feb 183
29-Feb 1
01-Mar 277
02-Mar 228
03-Mar 264
04-Mar 212
05-Mar 234
06-Mar 258
07-Mar 139
08-Mar 343
09-Mar 206
10-Mar 191
11-Mar 192
12-Mar 155
13-Mar 355
14-Mar 187
15-Mar 140
16-Mar 133
17-Mar 132
18-Mar 87
19-Mar 149
20-Mar 100
21-Mar 82
22-Mar 159
23-Mar 67
24-Mar 169
25-Mar 187
26-Mar 125
27-Mar 126
28-Mar 94
29-Mar 91
30-Mar 81
31-Mar 64
01-Apr 232
02-Apr 106
03-Apr 165
04-Apr 29
05-Apr 181
06-Apr 78
07-Apr 74
08-Apr 138
09-Apr 95
10-Apr 172
11-Apr 28
12-Apr 259
13-Apr 111
14-Apr 101
15-Apr 126
16-Apr 180
17-Apr 79
18-Apr 49
19-Apr 99
20-Apr 87
21-Apr 149
22-Apr 120
23-Apr 230
24-Apr 52
25-Apr 125
26-Apr 186
27-Apr 143
28-Apr 95
29-Apr 30
30-Apr 94
01-May 279
02-May 337
03-May 257
04-May 189
05-May 241
06-May 187
07-May 164
08-May 100
09-May 109
10-May 251
11-May 135
12-May 101
13-May 95
14-May 197
15-May 48
16-May 132
17-May 140
18-May 67
19-May 52
20-May 57
21-May 47
22-May 119
23-May 65
24-May 233
25-May 125
26-May 178
27-May 108
28-May 94
29-May 188
30-May 115
31-May 175
01-Jun 167
02-Jun 302
03-Jun 404
04-Jun 247
05-Jun 200
06-Jun 124
07-Jun 278
08-Jun 207
09-Jun 187
10-Jun 48
11-Jun 174
12-Jun 70
13-Jun 256
14-Jun 338
15-Jun 119
16-Jun 81
17-Jun 119
18-Jun 153
19-Jun 69
20-Jun 77
21-Jun 214
22-Jun 135
23-Jun 162
24-Jun 44
25-Jun 145
26-Jun 138
27-Jun 70
28-Jun 205
29-Jun 33
30-Jun 53
01-Jul 116
02-Jul 144
03-Jul 121
04-Jul 127
05-Jul 310
06-Jul 111
07-Jul 175
08-Jul 138
09-Jul 207
10-Jul 157
11-Jul 114
12-Jul 157
13-Jul 161
14-Jul 186
15-Jul 125
16-Jul 82
17-Jul 99
18-Jul 92
19-Jul 136
20-Jul 114
21-Jul 58
22-Jul 158
23-Jul 146
24-Jul 184
25-Jul 238
26-Jul 256
27-Jul 224
28-Jul 300
29-Jul 105
30-Jul 61
31-Jul 72
01-Aug 240
02-Aug 540
03-Aug 181
04-Aug 176
05-Aug 474
06-Aug 278
07-Aug 460
08-Aug 289
09-Aug 214
10-Aug 207
11-Aug 160
12-Aug 97
13-Aug 149
14-Aug 41
15-Aug 64
16-Aug 10
17-Aug 39
18-Aug 71
19-Aug 31
20-Aug 73
21-Aug 34
22-Aug 62
23-Aug 182
24-Aug 114
25-Aug 152
26-Aug 199
27-Aug 114
28-Aug 76
29-Aug 162
30-Aug 183
31-Aug 113
01-Sep 240
02-Sep 162
03-Sep 137
04-Sep 107
05-Sep 337
06-Sep 164
07-Sep 79
08-Sep 63
09-Sep 117
10-Sep 103
11-Sep 133
12-Sep 44
13-Sep 103
14-Sep 130
15-Sep 15
16-Sep 39
17-Sep 13
18-Sep 24
19-Sep 31
20-Sep 15
21-Sep 77
22-Sep 92
23-Sep 50
24-Sep 162
25-Sep 32
26-Sep 94
27-Sep 341
28-Sep 36
29-Sep 122
30-Sep 65
01-Oct 177
02-Oct 221
03-Oct 36
04-Oct 134
05-Oct 76
06-Oct 158
07-Oct 172
08-Oct 128
09-Oct 110
10-Oct 25
11-Oct 63
12-Oct 114
13-Oct 125
14-Oct 122
15-Oct 30
16-Oct 48
17-Oct 82
18-Oct 87
19-Oct 38
20-Oct 139
21-Oct 45
22-Oct 195
23-Oct 136
24-Oct 125
25-Oct 137
26-Oct 53
27-Oct 178
28-Oct 171
29-Oct 147
30-Oct 75
31-Oct 138
01-Nov 151
02-Nov 98
03-Nov 195
04-Nov 187
05-Nov 179
06-Nov 129
07-Nov 187
08-Nov 162
09-Nov 146
10-Nov 183
11-Nov 82
12-Nov 32
13-Nov 229
14-Nov 86
15-Nov 148
16-Nov 120
17-Nov 49
18-Nov 83
19-Nov 201
20-Nov 102
21-Nov 51
22-Nov 137
23-Nov 101
24-Nov 83
25-Nov 69
26-Nov 38
27-Nov 102
28-Nov 52
29-Nov 63
30-Nov 192
01-Dec 126
02-Dec 130
03-Dec 146
04-Dec 97
05-Dec 124
06-Dec 81
07-Dec 81
08-Dec 95
09-Dec 57
10-Dec 11
11-Dec 70
12-Dec 22
13-Dec 156
14-Dec 44
15-Dec 23
16-Dec 11
17-Dec 8
18-Dec 22
19-Dec 10
20-Dec 65
21-Dec 86
22-Dec 63
23-Dec 135
24-Dec 127
25-Dec 137
26-Dec 249
27-Dec 177
28-Dec 154
29-Dec 274
30-Dec 151
31-Dec 143

This is for all activations though. G/SP-015 only coming up.


#16

Most impressive! You’ve been out on every date over the years. Must say I am tempted to check my record… I am sure there will be huge gaps. Such is the sporadic nature of my activity created by having no local summit and that thirst for Uniques, plus the fact that Paul and I have tended to focus our activations on specific periods - the post Christmas Bimble, the Birthday Bash, etc. :grinning:


#17

Have you made contacts in every hour of the day? If not, why not?


#18

I’m afraid it isn’t as impressive for G/SP-015:

Date QSOs
01-Jan 304
02-Jan 18
03-Jan 47
04-Jan 77
05-Jan 28
06-Jan 15
07-Jan 10
08-Jan 83
09-Jan 7
10-Jan 55
11-Jan 146
12-Jan 0
13-Jan 76
14-Jan 78
15-Jan 8
16-Jan 41
17-Jan 143
18-Jan 3
19-Jan 13
20-Jan 5
21-Jan 27
22-Jan 52
23-Jan 9
24-Jan 20
25-Jan 53
26-Jan 68
27-Jan 79
28-Jan 69
29-Jan 31
30-Jan 27
31-Jan 47
01-Feb 72
02-Feb 117
03-Feb 93
04-Feb 24
05-Feb 90
06-Feb 116
07-Feb 114
08-Feb 115
09-Feb 228
10-Feb 90
11-Feb 0
12-Feb 85
13-Feb 12
14-Feb 160
15-Feb 232
16-Feb 45
17-Feb 100
18-Feb 33
19-Feb 22
20-Feb 0
21-Feb 7
22-Feb 96
23-Feb 93
24-Feb 118
25-Feb 113
26-Feb 71
27-Feb 14
28-Feb 121
29-Feb 1
01-Mar 196
02-Mar 152
03-Mar 195
04-Mar 195
05-Mar 139
06-Mar 258
07-Mar 96
08-Mar 239
09-Mar 124
10-Mar 87
11-Mar 167
12-Mar 131
13-Mar 222
14-Mar 160
15-Mar 63
16-Mar 104
17-Mar 125
18-Mar 87
19-Mar 39
20-Mar 96
21-Mar 6
22-Mar 134
23-Mar 48
24-Mar 107
25-Mar 187
26-Mar 66
27-Mar 57
28-Mar 0
29-Mar 3
30-Mar 12
31-Mar 26
01-Apr 156
02-Apr 91
03-Apr 142
04-Apr 29
05-Apr 175
06-Apr 49
07-Apr 56
08-Apr 134
09-Apr 95
10-Apr 125
11-Apr 0
12-Apr 207
13-Apr 110
14-Apr 101
15-Apr 57
16-Apr 78
17-Apr 18
18-Apr 0
19-Apr 2
20-Apr 17
21-Apr 14
22-Apr 95
23-Apr 101
24-Apr 6
25-Apr 42
26-Apr 152
27-Apr 143
28-Apr 94
29-Apr 0
30-Apr 31
01-May 130
02-May 107
03-May 184
04-May 121
05-May 214
06-May 173
07-May 118
08-May 94
09-May 93
10-May 201
11-May 119
12-May 86
13-May 77
14-May 168
15-May 44
16-May 12
17-May 27
18-May 41
19-May 52
20-May 35
21-May 27
22-May 34
23-May 45
24-May 167
25-May 70
26-May 74
27-May 30
28-May 46
29-May 41
30-May 6
31-May 19
01-Jun 52
02-Jun 161
03-Jun 179
04-Jun 157
05-Jun 179
06-Jun 96
07-Jun 244
08-Jun 165
09-Jun 178
10-Jun 34
11-Jun 45
12-Jun 62
13-Jun 139
14-Jun 279
15-Jun 101
16-Jun 72
17-Jun 119
18-Jun 96
19-Jun 40
20-Jun 57
21-Jun 189
22-Jun 78
23-Jun 147
24-Jun 9
25-Jun 36
26-Jun 18
27-Jun 31
28-Jun 166
29-Jun 21
30-Jun 21
01-Jul 116
02-Jul 112
03-Jul 89
04-Jul 42
05-Jul 195
06-Jul 89
07-Jul 139
08-Jul 104
09-Jul 119
10-Jul 64
11-Jul 87
12-Jul 121
13-Jul 118
14-Jul 135
15-Jul 87
16-Jul 78
17-Jul 31
18-Jul 77
19-Jul 25
20-Jul 22
21-Jul 19
22-Jul 102
23-Jul 0
24-Jul 37
25-Jul 35
26-Jul 137
27-Jul 77
28-Jul 40
29-Jul 3
30-Jul 4
31-Jul 0
01-Aug 132
02-Aug 82
03-Aug 8
04-Aug 44
05-Aug 10
06-Aug 93
07-Aug 311
08-Aug 2
09-Aug 127
10-Aug 117
11-Aug 73
12-Aug 18
13-Aug 88
14-Aug 14
15-Aug 40
16-Aug 0
17-Aug 33
18-Aug 21
19-Aug 7
20-Aug 0
21-Aug 23
22-Aug 11
23-Aug 73
24-Aug 52
25-Aug 130
26-Aug 104
27-Aug 88
28-Aug 54
29-Aug 17
30-Aug 0
31-Aug 0
01-Sep 175
02-Sep 104
03-Sep 106
04-Sep 102
05-Sep 184
06-Sep 71
07-Sep 75
08-Sep 56
09-Sep 107
10-Sep 88
11-Sep 111
12-Sep 21
13-Sep 73
14-Sep 95
15-Sep 10
16-Sep 6
17-Sep 11
18-Sep 15
19-Sep 25
20-Sep 9
21-Sep 3
22-Sep 86
23-Sep 16
24-Sep 136
25-Sep 24
26-Sep 24
27-Sep 212
28-Sep 23
29-Sep 56
30-Sep 21
01-Oct 158
02-Oct 186
03-Oct 27
04-Oct 114
05-Oct 36
06-Oct 148
07-Oct 98
08-Oct 108
09-Oct 78
10-Oct 25
11-Oct 62
12-Oct 100
13-Oct 121
14-Oct 92
15-Oct 27
16-Oct 12
17-Oct 61
18-Oct 81
19-Oct 19
20-Oct 28
21-Oct 33
22-Oct 183
23-Oct 61
24-Oct 60
25-Oct 115
26-Oct 0
27-Oct 71
28-Oct 111
29-Oct 107
30-Oct 62
31-Oct 62
01-Nov 113
02-Nov 36
03-Nov 149
04-Nov 155
05-Nov 154
06-Nov 128
07-Nov 167
08-Nov 128
09-Nov 146
10-Nov 183
11-Nov 62
12-Nov 32
13-Nov 210
14-Nov 86
15-Nov 138
16-Nov 36
17-Nov 2
18-Nov 68
19-Nov 165
20-Nov 2
21-Nov 27
22-Nov 110
23-Nov 36
24-Nov 58
25-Nov 69
26-Nov 33
27-Nov 96
28-Nov 46
29-Nov 63
30-Nov 129
01-Dec 50
02-Dec 119
03-Dec 146
04-Dec 43
05-Dec 124
06-Dec 73
07-Dec 77
08-Dec 95
09-Dec 45
10-Dec 0
11-Dec 58
12-Dec 22
13-Dec 146
14-Dec 44
15-Dec 18
16-Dec 0
17-Dec 0
18-Dec 11
19-Dec 10
20-Dec 56
21-Dec 54
22-Dec 58
23-Dec 99
24-Dec 97
25-Dec 137
26-Dec 215
27-Dec 88
28-Dec 106
29-Dec 212
30-Dec 36
31-Dec 82

Now we have 17 “missing” dates:

12th January, 11th & 20th February, 28th March, 11th, 18th & 29th April, 23rd & 31st July, 16th, 20th, 30th & 31st August, 26th October, 10th, 16th & 17th December have all yet to see a Cloud activation by M1EYP.

Yes.


#19
Hour QSOs
00 134
01 5
02 2
03 6
04 80
05 498
06 1968
07 1684
08 1626
09 2181
10 2733
11 3374
12 3383
13 2665
14 2710
15 2647
16 2489
17 1481
18 1318
19 6500
20 6625
21 3102
22 811
23 180

and for G/SP-015 alone…

Hour QSOs
00 98
01 5
02 0
03 0
04 17
05 209
06 1558
07 1058
08 783
09 970
10 970
11 1035
12 993
13 756
14 834
15 1006
16 1404
17 764
18 874
19 5970
20 6335
21 2918
22 740
23 106

…so a need to contrive an activation around 0245-0315z sometime soon… :roll_eyes:


#20

That is still very impressive.Perhaps a challenge to complete sometime? Hmm, maybe not… or is that just a Uniquist viewpoint? :grinning: