I thought it would be interesting to find out which SOTA activators are operating in the 2m and 70cm bands using SSB mode?
The SOTA database provides the user with valuable filter options for Year, Band and Mode. After applying filter options for 2106, SSB mode and separately applying 2m and 70cm filters the following results were displayed:
Across the globe, for 2m SSB activations I am sitting 6th on points but equal second with WW7D on the number of 2m SSB activations. BTW I should clarify SOTA is not a competition, it’s an awards program which encourages amateur radio operators to get out of the radio shack and challenge themselves. The logging database provides the ability to see what your peers are up to in other countries. There are five VK activators in the 2016 2m SSB top 20 including Al VK1RX, Rob VK2QR, Rod VK2TWR and Peter VK3PF.
On 70cm SSB I’m sitting at the top of the 2016 list with 14 activations and 63 points. There are seven VK activators in the 2016 432 MHz top 20 including Al VK1RX, Peter VK3PF, Andrew VK1DA, Paul VK1ATP, Andrew VK3JBL, and Gerard VK2IO.
As at 12 April 2016