In reply to GW0DSP:
“Could another possible explanation be that the reduced amount of SOTA activity seems to coincide with the start up of an alternative scheme?”
Don’t think so, Mike, there hasn’t been a GMA spot since the 25th.
I still monitor the way I used to, but hear little at the moment: I put it down to a combination of poor weather discouraging activations, poor propagation conditions and perhaps a touch of SAD. Amusingly enough, Bill Oddie has an alternative and very appropriate meaning for SAD - S*d All Doing!
We have a Siberian blast of very cold air forecast for Monday, as it is en route I guess it might be chilling parts of the continent already.