Some italian station that are activating italian summits calls CQ SOTA but they are not actually activating a Sota official summit.
This because in italy there are two national diplomas:
- WattxMiglio issued by Mountain QRP CLUB
The summits of these two diplomas are not the same of Sota officials one, but have the same naming patterns.
This lead a lot of confusion on air.
So when you hear an italian station calling “CQ Sota”, try to investigate if it’s a really sota summit.
A couple of day ago I’ve heard an Italian station calling continuosly CQ SOTA from a non sota summit
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