The SOTA MT has pleasure in announcing that the recipient of the 2019 Sherpa Award is Manuel Kasper HB9DQM in recognition of his contribution to the SOTA programme. As usual, several candidates were considered by the MT for this award and, as always it was difficult to decide on just one winner.
Manuel has produced a truly wonderful facility for SOTA people with his mapping website at https://sotl.as
This is a beautiful piece of work that is both elegant and simple to use whilst being remarkably powerful.
Please join me in congratulating Manuel on the award and recognizing his contribution to SOTA.
This award is again sponsored by SOTABEAMS ( http://www.sotabeams.co.uk ) with a £50 store credit. The Sherpa certificate designed by Barry GM4TOE will be sent to Manuel in due course.
I would like to add my support to this award. I was doing a small project to check if Alberta’s fire lookouts were on the SOTA peaks list and SOTL.AS was most helpful as I checked between three different lists. Thanks for a great tool.
A well merited award - congratulations to Manuel for the facility as well as for the award.
I particularly like the filter to show summits not yet activated by me; this is brilliant when trying to plan a stop on the way home.
Happy New Year. 73, Rod
I feel very honoured to receive this year’s SOTA Sherpa Award! Thank you all very much for your kind words and congratulations. It’s been great fun working on SOTLAS, and it’s very satisfying to see that the work is being appreciated, liked, and most importantly, used.
Thank you also to Richard @G3CWI and SOTABEAMS for the store credit; I’m sure I’ll find some new antenna parts to put it to good use!
The to-do list for SOTLAS is still long, so there are more features to look forward to in the future. And please let me know if you’re missing something, or if something doesn’t work right.
I will hold a short presentation about SOTLAS on Saturday, June 27 at HAM RADIO Friedrichshafen, and will be around the whole day. @DD5LP I guess we’ll meet up at the customary 12 noon get-together in front of the QSL wall on Saturday?