Our RCL-clubmember ON4UP Peter activated some Belgian SOTA references last week. For those who are not familiar with it, SOTA means “Summits on the Air“. In short, HAMs climb a summit and make radio-contacts. SOTA is a well organised group of chasers and activators. Most of the summits already have a unique reference number (more info on SOTA.org). You can apply for awards by working summits but also for activating summits. Sure take a look at previous noticed website and explore the summits, even with links to Google maps and a list of previous activations). Well done, except the way to upload your log. It took me two days of headbreaking issues to upload my log from HRD to SOTA … why not using the standard ADIF log ?
Ther’s is a lot of SOTA activity on the bands. You can follow the activity on the SOTAwatch.org website. In a few days time I succeeded in working about 30 unique summits, spread all over Europe :
One of the most beautiful QSO’s was with LA9XGA. He’s a well experienced SOTA activator in the Norwegian mountains. Check out his very nice website : LA9XGA
Seeya on the summit !