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Sota italia

There is activity in Italy, similar to SOTA, which is called SOTA, HI HI, there was talk that our Italian friends to join us, this is it still relevant?
best regards
f5nep Lionel

In reply to F5NEP:

The last I heard, Lionel, was that the Italians included some rules which were unacceptable to the MT because they were too divergent from the rules accepted by the rest of SOTA. I do not know if there is any prospect of movement on this matter.

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to G8ADD:
thank you Brian for that clarification, an agreement would be interesting, Italy with beautiful mountains, and knowing the dynamics of OM Italians!
wait and see!! hi hi
73’s QRO
Lionel

In reply to F5NEP:

I agree, Lionel, we really need Italy to be part of the International SOTA movement. Soon, I hope all Europe will have SOTA Associations!

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to F5NEP:

Andrea IW0HK was in Geneva area last autumn. Unfortunately I did not have chance to meet him in person. He did activate some summits here too. I hope the pride of Marconis heirs will allow them to join the international SOTA program. I guess there can be similar problems like recently in DM.

73, Jaakko OH7BF/F5VGL

In reply to F5VGL:
Hello Jaako
thank you for that clarification, I asked the question because one of our friends S5 activated today Italian summit, I think it was for fun, as F8BBL during his visit in Corsica, before the official opening.
forward to hear you soon
best regards
73’s QRO
Lionel

In reply to G8ADD:
Hi Brian,

some rules
which were unacceptable to the MT because they were too divergent from
the rules accepted by the rest of SOTA.

Few months ago, I read Italian SOTA rules and don’t find they were so far from ours…
The main difference is that in Italian rules, one must walk 45 minutes when leaving the car… not realy a silly rule, is’nt it.

If we have a look at http://www.radioavventura.it/SOTA_Home.htm
we can found It. SOTA rules under “Regolamento Internazionale”.
It seems that there is a difference on qualifying a summit…prominence…again… hi !

Well, my opinion is that we should have to work with Italy !
…and with every European country

Best 73
Alain F6ENO

In reply to F6ENO:

Hi, Alain, sorry to be so slow in replying. I fully agree with you, we need Italy in SOTA!

As I remember it, one major problem was the Italian winter bonus system which could not be reconciled with the SOTA software so that the bonus could not be calculated automatically. Really, though, there were no problems that could not be sorted out with good will, but unfortunately we have heard very little from the Italians, and it seems that they do not have any urgent desire to harmonise their version of SOTA with the rest of the world. I sincerely hope that this is something that will eventually change, and you can be certain that every possible effort will be taken to help Italy become part of the international SOTA scheme.

73

Brian G8ADD

In reply to G8ADD:

I sincerely hope that this
is something that will eventually change, and you can be certain that
every possible effort will be taken to help Italy become part of the
international SOTA scheme.

I know that Brian

73 Alain F6ENO