Dear SOTA Community
From June 23rd to the 25th HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen is opening their doors again, and this year SOTA shall be represented with an own booth. The idea was born last year at the HAM RADIO and further developed since then by a number of “locals”.
The booth could serve as a meeting point for all SOTA enthusiasts for the common exchange around our hobby.
Additionally, SOTA as an interesting award scheme shall be presented to visitors, who don’t know much about this programme (“Who are those people? Why do they do that? What are the rules? Can you win something? What equipment do I need? …”).
Therefore, information material could be laid out (flyers, presentations, equipment, backpacks, antennas, accessories, guestbook…). On top of that, activations to one of the local summits (DM/BW-854 or DM/BW-348) could be organized from there.
All SOTA associations and groups are invited to join. You are welcome to meet there, introduce yourselves, display and distribute your flyers, etc… The booth is registered as an information and presentation booth, nothing may be sold, though.
A few weeks ago we began looking for people interested in manning the booth. For this we started a survey:
(If you scroll down, the website can be switched to English).
Would you like to join us at the booth, introduce yourself or your association or just volunteer? Then simply register (bindingly, please). If you don’t want to commit, you are of course invited to join us at the booth at any time
The expenses for the booth and all shall be covered by donations. Any money left over will be donated to the SOTA infrastructure. Additionally, a part of the funds will go to a charitable organisation in Friedrichshafen (details to follow.)
This thread will be updated regularly with the latest information. So keep checking back from time to time.
We look forward to seeing you all again in Friedrichshafen! You will find the booth under the SOTA flag hanging from a tall fibreglass pole.
In the meantime, stay healthy and see you soon in a QSO.
73 on behalf of all volunteers who have already signed up!