The WAB Trig point award is a really good idea. My earliest book number is 4445 and I used to go out and about for giving out WAB squares and so the trig award may tempt me to go to a few secondary trig points near me. There is one about 5 miles from here next to a disused windmill. It will be interesting There are also a few SOTA summits near me so perhaps a double up…
You have adequately described the WAB net this afternoon Mike. Same old issues. Chasers calling when not called. Stations doubling with each other. Stations assuming they were in QSO when they weren’t. Stations assuming a good contact had been made when it hadn’t. Stations relaying the report onto chasers if the chaser couldn’t hear the other station. If that’s 100% better operating than SOTA, then I dread to think what SOTA SSB is like.
Then again, I do HF SSB on my SOTA and it isn’t bad at all.
I read/scanned through it this morning. Excellent information and I did not realise there was so many trig points around me!
I have been out today but just turned on the radio and listening to the chasers for Fred F6IPR on F/VL-080. Just heard one chaser tell another to f’ off - great. I think I will go back to reading my book…
On the following frequencies, W.A.B. activity can generally be found. Remember these frequencies may be occupied by other QSO’s already in progress. If that is the case please be prepared to move either up or down the band before forming a net. If no activity is heard then try calling yourself, you may be surprised at the response.
Yes the NET is mostly on SSB… 7.160 or 3.760 around… Not lot of station on CW… Trying for some times this year to complete Saphire award on CW but… ;-(
So does someone have made a list with the Trigpoint on SOTA ??? (I’m interesting mostly in G/SE’s one…006 010 011 014 but the other also… Some help ???)
It’s for the springs days ! Hiii !
Thanks all Chasers and Activatosr for this new good year enjoying SOTA…
Yes, I was surprised just looking at the Trigpoint website, loads to activate which is good if you live in a relatively flat area, as we do! It’s just another reason to get out /p and enjoy this hobby we share.
Sad to hear about the behaviour on that activation, I’ve yet to encounter anything that bad, but if I did as an activator I wouldn’t be having a QSO with them that’s for sure!