The MT is delighted to announce that Slovenia (S5) will become the newest SOTA Association on 15th June. As always, our thanks to the Association Manager, Rado – S53R, and his team for their hard work in preparing the data for the ARM.
There are ten regions in Slovenia, adding a further 419 summits to the database, with Triglav the highest at 2864m. Slovenia is a very keen amateur radio nation, and we confidently anticipate quite a flurry of activity as the new summits are activated. With the availability of CEPT licensing, visitors are always welcome too, signing S5/homecall/P.
As always the ARM contains a lot of interesting reading. I was especially intrigued by the information regarding encounters with brown bears, wolves and wild boar, all of which are prevalent in parts of the country. It certainly puts our British native wildlife into perspective!
With the accession of Slovenia, SOTA’s coverage of the Alps is almost complete. Now we only have one outstanding country to conquer …
Good luck to all Slovenian activators and chasers! We eagerly await you on the air.
73 de Les, G3VQO
obo SOTA Management Team