SOTA – VK Band Usage during 2017

Summary of SOTA activity in VK by Radio Frequency Band for 2017

Below is an extract of the SOTA database report showing the 2017 Top 10 All Mode VK SOTA activator results by radio frequency band.  Last year I published the 2016 results by the default report output ‘Activator Points’.   Rather than focus on the total of activator points, you can check your own results online, this time I have sorted each band the number of summits activated per activator/callsign.    This method helps demonstrate VK SOTA activity by band for 2017.

Please note I have not attempted to change or manipulate the report data.  The results for 2017 reflect the records lodged by each callsign.  The data shown below is not an indication of summit qualification.  You may like to review the data and decide if you will change your approach to SOTA activations in 2018.   While some are heading down the bands to combat the solar minimum, in 2018 I hope to head up the bands to 13cm 2.4 GHz, in the meantime my focus will remain in the higher bands 144 MHz to 1.2 GHz.

Note during 2016, VK activators overlooked the 160 metre band as a viable option.  In 2017, 11 VK activators cooked up a deployable 160m antenna to take part in the combined VK 160m and AM mode SOTA weekend, 1 April 2017.  🙂

Exclusions – Currently VK does not have a licenced band allocation for 60m and 4m.

2017 Top 10 VK activations per band by callsign – 160m through to Microwave bands

160 m band 1.8 MHz – 11 VK activators on 160m during 2017  🙂

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK3CAT 5 25 0 25 5
2 VK2IO 2 10 0 10 5
3 VK3ARH 2 6 0 6 3
4 VK3IL 1 10 0 10 10
5 VK3AFW 1 6 0 6 6
6 VK3BYD 1 6 0 6 6
7 VK4JAZ 1 6 0 6 6
8 VK2IB 1 4 0 4 4
9 VK5NHG 1 4 0 4 4
10 VK3HN 1 4 0 4 4
11 VK1MA 1 1 0 1 1

80 m band 3.5 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK5CZ 35 134 0 134 3.83
2 VK3MCD 22 138 27 165 7.5
3 VK3EQ 21 130 18 148 7.05
4 VK3IL 20 186 27 213 10.65
5 VK3PF 20 98 21 119 5.95
6 VK3CAT 15 97 6 103 6.87
7 VK5NHG 13 35 0 35 2.69
8 VK2IO 13 31 0 31 2.38
9 VK5PAS 11 42 0 42 3.82
10 VK3XDM 10 94 6 100 10

40 m band 7 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK3PF 108 619 27 646 5.98
2 VK2IO 55 152 0 152 2.76
3 VK3EQ 50 301 21 322 6.44
4 VK3MCD 44 313 36 349 7.93
5 VK3ANL 43 222 0 222 5.16
6 VK5CZ 42 160 0 160 3.81
7 VK1AD 36 119 15 134 3.72
8 VK2HRX 35 201 15 216 6.17
9 VK2JDL 32 166 33 199 6.22
10 VK2NU 32 117 9 126 3.94

30 m band 10 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK3CAT 10 41 3 44 4.4
2 VK3BYD 9 47 3 50 5.56
3 VK2WP 6 30 0 30 5
4 VK2IO 6 20 0 20 3.33
5 VK1AD 5 17 0 17 3.4
6 VK3PF 4 24 0 24 6
7 VK1DA 4 18 3 21 5.25
8 VK3HN 3 22 0 22 7.33
9 VK3ANL 2 7 0 7 3.5
10 VK3GGG 2 6 0 6 3

20 m band 14 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK3ANL 35 192 0 192 5.49
2 VK3PF 35 170 0 170 4.86
3 VK2IO 30 85 0 85 2.83
4 VK1AD 25 59 0 59 2.36
5 VK2JDL 24 121 21 142 5.92
6 VK3YY 20 142 3 145 7.25
7 VK2NU 18 54 0 54 3
8 VK1DA 17 47 0 47 2.76
9 VK5CZ 15 60 0 60 4
10 VK3MCD 14 106 12 118 8.43

17 m band 18 MHz – only nine activators on 17m

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK1AD 25 86 6 92 3.68
2 VK2IO 11 32 0 32 2.91
3 VK1DA 3 9 0 9 3
4 VK3CAT 2 12 0 12 6
5 VK3IL 1 10 3 13 13
6 VK1RX 1 6 0 6 6
7 VK5CZ 1 4 0 4 4
8 VK2NU 1 4 0 4 4
9 VK3YY 1 0 0 0 0

15 m band 21 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK2IO 12 42 0 42 3.5
2 VK1FWBD 9 18 0 18 2
3 VK5CZ 7 28 0 28 4
4 VK1AD 6 17 0 17 2.83
5 VK3CAT 4 27 0 27 6.75
6 VK3ARR 4 17 0 17 4.25
7 VK7TW 3 21 0 21 7
8 VK7FREU 3 21 0 21 7
9 VK3YY 3 12 0 12 4
10 VK2WP 2 14 0 14 7

12 m band 24 MHz – only three activators on 12m

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK3ARH 1 8 0 8 8
2 VK3ZPF 1 6 0 6 6
3 VK3CAT 1 1 0 1 1

10 m band 28 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK3YY 7 42 3 45 6.43
2 VK3TST 4 16 0 16 4
3 VK1DA 3 18 0 18 6
4 VK3ZPF 2 14 0 14 7
5 VK3ANL 2 8 0 8 4
6 VK1DI 2 1 0 1 0.5
7 VK3ARH 1 8 0 8 8
8 VK3MCD 1 8 0 8 8
9 VK1MA 1 8 0 8 8
10 VK3HN 1 8 0 8 8
11 VK1RX 1 4 0 4 4

6 m band 50 to 52 MHz – 11 activators on 6m

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK1AD 14 67 0 67 4.79
2 VK1RX 3 14 0 14 4.67
3 VK3KIM 2 16 0 16 8
4 VK3AFW 2 14 0 14 7
5 VK2IO 2 8 0 8 4
6 VK1DA 2 8 0 8 4
7 VK1VIC 1 8 3 11 11
8 VK3YY 1 8 0 8 8
9 VK3ANL 1 6 0 6 6
10 VK3PF 1 6 0 6 6
11 VK3CAT 1 4 0 4 4

2 m band 144 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK1AD 42 129 18 147 3.5
2 VK3YY 18 154 6 160 8.89
3 VK2HRX 17 116 15 131 7.71
4 VK1FWBD 17 35 0 35 2.06
5 VK3ANL 15 63 0 63 4.2
6 VK3PF 13 92 9 101 7.77
7 VK1MBE 13 33 6 39 3
8 VK3EQ 12 73 15 88 7.33
9 VK1FWBK 12 33 9 42 3.5
10 VK3MCD 11 82 12 94 8.55

70 cm band 432 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK1AD 5 13 0 13 2.6
2 VK3XDM 2 18 6 24 12
3 VK3KIM 2 20 0 20 10
4 VK3BQ 2 11 0 11 5.5
5 VK3GGG 2 10 0 10 5
6 VK1FWBD 2 8 0 8 4
7 VK2IO 2 8 0 8 4
8 VK1RX 2 4 0 4 2
9 VK3EQ 1 10 3 13 13
10 VK3MCD 1 10 0 10 10

23 cm band 1296 MHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK1AD 26 111 18 129 4.96
2 VK2HRX 7 50 9 59 8.43
3 VK1RX 6 34 12 46 7.67
4 VK1MBE 3 16 6 22 7.33
5 VK2JDL 2 14 3 17 8.5
6 VK1VIC 2 8 3 11 5.5
7 VK3KIM 1 10 0 10 10
7 VK3PF 1 10 0 10 10
7 VK3MCD 1 10 0 10 10
10 VK2KXN 1 6 0 6 6

13 cm band 2.4 GHz

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK2JDL 1 8 3 11 11

Recorded as Microwave Bands

Position Activator Summits Points Seasonal Total Avg. points per
Callsign Bonus Score Expedition
1 VK1DA 6 12 6 18 3
2 VK2HRX 5 32 3 35 7
3 VK1MA 3 16 3 19 6.33
4 VK1AD 2 18 3 21 10.5
5 VK3AFW 1 10 0 10 10
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3 thoughts on “SOTA – VK Band Usage during 2017

  1. Some excellent stats there Andrew, thanks,
    I’ll spend some more time having a think about those.
    Regards
    Chris
    VK5FR/VK4FR/4W6FR

  2. Hi Andrew
    Thanks for the analysis. I only got 12 points for two activations in VK3 last year on the 40m band. I will have to work harder!
    73
    John D
    VK5BJE/VK5PF

  3. Interesting stats. I didn’t get out much in 2017 and I am surprised to see my call sign in the top 10 for anything 🙂

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