I want to present a draft idea I’ve got for a future challenge.
The aim of the challenge would be the promotion of activating and chasing to as many SOTA participants as possible.
We currently have:
- colleagues which do activate summits and chase from a base station,
- colleagues which are activating only and
- colleagues which are chasing only.
The challenge I’m proposing would encourage chaser-only hams to go out and activate, as well as activator-only hams to do chasing.
Chasing could be carried out from a base station, as well as from a /P station or a /M.
Of course the S2S QSOs would sum up for this purpose.
The idea for the challenge could be to look at the number of SOTA completes some ham has achieved in a period of time, either counting the number of completed summits themselves or the total number of points gathered with all the completed summits and their worthed points.
This challenge will mainly promote local QSOs for sure but there may well be an international completes bonus for people willing to chase distant summits in areas where he/she will travel to in a future time.
This bonus may even help promote the travelling of hams aiming to activate summits which they have previously chased, thus promoting a frenetic activating and chasing activity in a given period of time.
Well, this is my idea and I throw it away for your to think and comment about it.
Let’s see how you like it and how feasible it seems to the writing code and database management guys.