SOTA Awards October 2018
Another quiet month for awards with VK3IL, OE3IPU and IW3AGO reaching the magic 1000 Activator points.
Two outstanding achievements worthy of note are HB9DST claiming the very first Mountain Explorer Amethyst Award now having activated summits in 70 Associations and G1ZAR claiming the very first Silver Microwave Award (on 13cm) with a contact with OZ at over 690 km (and don’t underestimate his 100 km summit to summit contact on 10 GHz).
Congratulations to everybody
VK3IL David Giddy
OE3IPU Gottfried Poltinger
IW3AGO Heinrich Pixner 1000 points
DH8WN Ludwig Niebel 250 points
VE6AGR Kenneth M. Smith 250 points
VK1VIC Anthony Vickers 250 points
I1UWF Gian Piero Tosello 100 points
G1PIE Mark Procter 2500 points
DK5RK Reinhard Krause-Rehberg 100 points
HB9CSA Fritz Zwingli 100 summits
Summit to Summit
HB9IIO Daniel Mottier Gold
WC0Y Edward Hall Bronze
HB9DST Paul Schreier Amethyst
IZ1DNQ Fabrizio Radiosi Bronze
DH8WN Ludwig Niebel Bronze
WD0ACB Leonard Bruce Russell Bronze
G1ZAR Stuart Tyler 650 km 13 cm
GM4WHA Geoff Harper 50 km 23 cm
G1ZAR Stuart Tyler 100 km 3 cm
First a reminder about Christmas deliveries: if you require merchandise or Awards before Christmas then they must be ordered NO LATER than 17 November so I can post them by 19 November; anything ordered after this date will not be posted until January.
A problem has been identified with checking of Chaser award qualification dates. Hopefully this will be corrected very soon but meanwhile I will double check all claims for the correct qualification date.
Finally, there will not be any Awards news at the end of November but I will publish a bumper edition at the end of December
Stay safe on the hills
SOTA Awards Manager