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Is This a SOTA Record?

Last 1827 QSO’s logged, for just one point :frowning:

I reckon the SOTA Management Team should at the very least, treat me to a new pen :wink:

73 MIke
2E0YYY

In reply to 2E0YYY:
soon as I get some more battery for the icom703 i will have go to bet 1827 QSOS was that in one go or was that in more then one activation for a one point summit.

Ricky

In reply to MW6GWR:

soon as I get some more battery for the icom703 i will have go to bet
1827 QSOS was that in one go or was that in more then one activation
for a one point summit.

That was over my last 15 activations, Ricky.

Thank you for the very difficult contact on 40m yesterday.

73 Mike
M6MMM/2E0YYY

In reply to 2E0YYY:
Are there not enough different summits within striking distance? It intrigued me the first time I looked at your logs to see that you were activating summits many times in the same year - so SOTA activator points are clearly not that important to you - you are handing out plenty of chaser points though.

Hopefully all this effort will still result in you getting the first G/VK s2s! :slight_smile:
73 Wayne VK3WAM

In reply to VK3WAM:

Hi Wayne,

You’re absolutely correct, activator points are not important to me, although chasing S2S points is something I really do enjoy. For me, simply getting out with the radio, working lots of SOTA chasers and chasing down a bit of DX on HF/VHF is what appeals to me most about SOTA. Sure points are nice, however, if you were to ask me if I would prefer 10 points for activating a summit or to work a single VK, JA or Stateside contact, I’ll take the DX every time.

73 Mike
2E0YYY

In reply to 2E0YYY:

although chasing S2S points is something I really do enjoy

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the S2S when I was on G/TW-005 Normanby Top on Sunday.
After an enjoyable start on 2m SSB the summit was ruined for me by
someone running an industrial-grade stereo system at full blast for
more than an hour (one hazard of drive-on summits) but contacts as
far away as Devon and Cornwall and our S2S made it all worthwhile.

73, John MQ0VCM

In reply to M0VCM:

Thank you for the S2S too, John.

I’ll take it you have no plans to return for the foreseeable future ;-)))

Good job you had a beam (I didn’t) or you would have had a slow lingering activation, from the VHF desolation that is Normanby Top :frowning:

You must have noticed my reaction when you called S2S into the Welsh Borders on FM, I nearly fell off me seat! Great contact.

73 Mike
2E0YYY

In reply to M0VCM:

After an enjoyable start on 2m SSB the summit was ruined for me by
someone running an industrial-grade stereo system at full blast for
more than an hour

Sounds like an unfortunate choice of activation site. The activation zone of G/TW-005 offers plenty of choice.

(one hazard of drive-on summits)

Drive-on is possible. It isn’t compulsory.

Martyn M1MAJ

In reply to M1MAJ:

Hi Martyn,

Drive-on is possible. It isn’t compulsory.

Absolutely. I parked on the edge of the AZ and enjoyed
a pleasant walk in, as I like to be well away from the
car… but one can’t stop other visitors from driving on
and making a racket. The noise was seriously loud, and
was still unpleasant a kilometre from my activation site.
Not an average car stereo one can cross a field to avoid!

73, John MQ0VCM

In reply to M0VCM:

In reply to M1MAJ:

Hi Martyn,

Drive-on is possible. It isn’t compulsory.

Absolutely. I parked on the edge of the AZ and enjoyed
a pleasant walk in, as I like to be well away from the
car… but one can’t stop other visitors from driving on
and making a racket. The noise was seriously loud, and
was still unpleasant a kilometre from my activation site.
Not an average car stereo one can cross a field to avoid!

73, John MQ0VCM

Typical - when you need a warden there isn’t one to be seen! :slight_smile:

73

Brian G8ADD