Mount Gingera – Old SOTA Mountain Goat

I have been working on this post for a few months, sorry I am really late in publishing this post, I have been having way too much fun operating radios from mountain peaks for the SOTA 6 & 10m Challenge  😉 Saturday 26 September 2015. I have been planning this day for about 6 weeks,…

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500 Unique SOTA Summits Chased

On Saturday 15 November 2014, I activate three summits in the Kosciuszko National Park, during the activation of Blackfellows Hill VK2/SM-033, I picked up my 500th unique chased summit from a contact with Rob VK3EK/P activating Mt Cann VK3/VG-133.   Out of interest I checked the number of SOTA contacts made from other peaks, 43%…

SOTA Mountain Hunter Award – Silver

Three weeks ago I received the Mountain Hunter Award (Silver) from SOTA MT in the UK.  The Silver award can be claimed for chasing 10 unique SOTA Associations.  To qualify a unique Association the chaser must make two unique contacts per Association. For six months I sat patiently on nine unique SOTA Associations, finding an…

1000 Summit to Summit points

Mt Budawang VK2/ST-015 1137 metres ASL, Budawang National Park Sunday 15 December 2013, SOTA activation #113. The original plan for Saturday was to activate in order Mt Palerang, Mt Gillamatong and Mt Budawang.  The activations of Mt Palerang and Mt Gillamatong proceeded as planned.  Although I intended to activate Mt Budawang later on Saturday afternoon,…

SOTA Mountain Hunter Award – 15 September 2013

Today I received the Mountain Hunter Award certificate for chasing summits in 5 different SOTA associations.  Although I have tried many times to chase associations in countries other than Australia, this award is a result of chasing at least 2 summits in each of 5 Australian (VK) associations. I started SOTA chasing on 28 September…