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Major SOTA activations this Saturday March 10th

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:09 pm
by va3ts

Over 30 SOTA activators are planning to climb to summits in Europe, Canada, US, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

The event will start around 0630UTC next Saturday. Pretty much ALL Bands - ALL modes !!

There are actually summits in Ontario – Wikipedia says anything over 1600Ft above sea level is a summit !

Give a listen and Have fun !


Re: Major SOTA activations this Saturday March 10th

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:28 pm
by VE3WI
I looked at this a couple of years ago. The SOTA website says a "summit" must have a prominence (height above surrounding terrain) of at least 150m. In some cases they allow 100m. Most of the peaks listed on don'r meet this. Most that do, look pretty inaccessible on Google Earth - unless you hire a helicopter & rappel in :-)

One exception is Tower Mountain, outside Thunder Bay - reachable by road. It has never been activated for SOTA. Field trip anyone?

Dave, VE3WI