The German “Funk Amateur” magazine has a very complete 4 page article introducing SOTA to those amateurs that have not heard of it. Thomas DL8DBW is the author.
Funk Amateur was the magazine of the East German national soceity and then became an independant magazine when the West German DARC took over responsibility for the whole of Germany.
The style, layout and content is (IMHO) better than in the CQDL magazine produced by the DARC. The magazine has had a SOTA/Berfunk section in every edition for the last few years.
As well as Thomas’s introduction to SOTA and the regular SOTA/Berfunk news section, there is also a very interesting article on operation from Augstenberg in Liechtenstein (2329m ASL). While a battery powered DXPedition rather than a SOTA activation many of the challenges faced are the same. Well done to Uwe (DL4AAE) and Roman (DL3TU) on this adventure and for writing up an interesting article and getting it published.
I am happy to recommend the Funk Amateur magazine with its range of very intersting articles across this hobby of ours. If it were possible to get Thomas’s article translated into other languages I believe it would be a very valuable tool for SOTA to attract new amateurs into our part of the hobby.