I for one am in favour of a new trophy otherwise I would not have popped the question.
It might be useful to check how much of the 49 activators and 270 chasers that have more than 1000 points have actually applied for the trophy. If there’s only limited success and it would cost too much money, then why bother.
10000 points would be a nice next level. 35 chasers are over that and these are well known and very dedicated chasers who are on air on a daily basis. Still, 10000 is not easy to get, even with the high level of activity these days.
As Richard and myself pointed out earlier I would put a 5000 point level for the activators. 10000 would be very hard if not impossible in the next few years IMHO. Robin, GM7PKT who is a very active activator and is lucky enough to be “close” to high points summits has “only” just over 4100 points since he started in 2002. That is 7 years for 4000 points. And he’s at the top of the pack. So if you want to reward the activator 5000 would be nice but still hard to get.
It would be wrong to treat activators in the same way as chasers. Getting 5000 points as an activator still is much harder than 10000 points as a chaser.
P.S. Richard I have over 170 paper awards now so I have no more wall left for my awards :o)