I note that a number activators combine SOTA and the RSGB FMAC contests. I’d like to draw attention to the proposed “termination” of these events in 2019. From a SOTA perspective, I think that they are an excellent way of providing organised FM opportunities for activators and chasers alike. From a contest perspective I find this short-sighted as I meet the intended brief, having been introduced to contesting through these events. I am now a regular participant in both these and other contests. Despite little (no) promotion the FMACs are growing and I observe new and enthusiastic participants on a regular basis.
I know the antenna rules don’t please everyone (no doubt comments will be made here), but I think the principle of regular, organised FM activity is a good one, and something that SOTA enthusiasts can see as beneficial.
You can give your opinion to the contest committee through this survey - deadline Sunday 28th October 2018: