SOTA News Saturday 22 October 2016 – SOTA activators in VK, ZL and Europe are planning to hold simultaneous SOTA activations of mountain peaks in Australia, New Zealand and counties across Europe. The challenge for SOTA activators, who have the pleasure of operating in a low noise floor environment, is to chase mountain peaks in the opposite northern or southern hemisphere for much sort after summit to summit points and to work unique Dx SOTA associations for the SOTA Mountain Hunter Award 🙂
The window for summit to summit (S2S) QSOs is 06:30 to 08:30 UTC taking advantage of 20m (14 MHz) long path grey-line propagation between north and southern hemispheres.
For planned SOTA activations, now 50, see SOTAWatch for Activator, Mode, Frequency and Summit details.
SOTA chasers and shortwave listeners (SWL) are welcome to join in on the chase for unique SOTA Dx associations.
SOTAWatch Alerts: http://www.sotawatch.org (select Alerts and scroll to Saturday 22 October 2016)
This activity is being organised and promoted by Mike 2E0YYY and Andrew VK1AD.
73, Andrew VK1AD
Updated 21 Oct 16 – Planned SOTA activations, starting at 0630 UTC is now 50 😮