I notice a couple of spots for activations in the new Italian association this morning. However, the activation spotted appears not to be valid for SOTA. Unfortunately, the long-running unofficial scheme in Italy uses a similar reference system to SOTA. The summit that is MC-005 in the unofficial scheme is not a currently valid SOTA summit.
Chasers are advised to check spots and heard references against information on http://sota-italia.org which is the unofficial scheme in Italy, and SOTAwatch Summits pages / the SOTA Database, which both have the correct information for the approved I SOTA association.
I did this with the spotted activation, and was able to quickly determine that the summit being activated in Italy this morning does not exist in the I SOTA ARM. Activator and chaser logs for summits in the unofficial scheme only cannot be accepted in claims for SOTA awards.