New SOTA Modes: SMS2SMS and 3G

Hi all,
given the rising interest in digital modes for SOTA, how about the following two new ones:

You can activate a summit by exchanging two-way 3G/4G text messages from the activation zone with the summit reference and callsign of both operators in the messages.

b) 3G
Four 3G phone calls from the activation zone, copying the other ends callsign and the summit reference.

I think alerts and spots can work with the existing infrastructure: As the frequency and mode, simply use

+123-4567890123-sms2sms or

Not sure this is within the current SOTA regulations, but wouldn’ t that a great new approach?


73 de Martin, DK3IT


I think the APR01 mode would make a much better choice.

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taking satire to new levels…

To me this is unacceptable and contradicts the spirit of SOTA!!!

Nice to know, and besides these two new modes valid only on the 1st of April, there is already the possibility to thank the other station for a QSO on the SOTA Reflector, e.g. if you did not had time for it in QSO (…) or if you simply want to brag about it (…). :wink::sunglasses::wink:

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Dear Jany:
Please note the date of my post, hi

73 de Martin, DK3IT


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Wellllllll, it is using a radio of some kind.