I was on YouTube looking at amateur radio videos when I came across this message; “YouTube Groups will no longer be available starting December 1, 2010.”
YouTube already screwed up the groups feature a while ago and it crossed my mind that maybe there was another way. The SOTA Group on YouTube had over 300 videos at one time. It was great because unlike a general search for SOTA you did not get unrelated garbage and the group admin (Richard G3CWI) could filter out anything irrelevant and ban undesirables from posting to the group.
I have started SOTA TV ( http://sotatv.wordpress.com/ ) which is basically a video blog linking the hundreds of Summits on the Air videos that people have posted to YouTube. This is not an official SOTA site and there is no content stored on this site. If you object to your content being included on this site it will of course be removed, but you should consider in the first instance disabling the ‘embed’ feature on YouTube. The purpose of this site is to bring together videos from YouTube and elsewhere posted about or by SOTA Activators, Chasers and others, covering Summits on the Air activations and related subjects. Videos relating to amateur radio, antenna design and hill walking may be included. The site is hosted on Wordpress rather than on Blogger or whatever simply due to it being easier to embed the videos using their system, just one line of code. Here hoping it is well received, I hope everyone likes it. There are already over 100 videos on the site for you to watch.
Steve Studdart GW7AAV
* http://www.cqhq.co.uk/ * http://cqhq.wordpress.com/ * http://sotatv.wordpress.com/ * http://transmission-lines.blogspot.com/ * http://www.gw7aav.co.uk/ * http://www.gw7aav.co.uk/
If anyone has a problem with this, feels they can help or if Richard or the MT would like to be given admin rights please email me. (mycall at gmail dot com). The same goes if you have anything that might make a post at CQHQ. I am particularly looking for reviews of new gear and kits. You will be given full credit for anything I post.