Silver Mountain Hunter certificate

Last night I received my Silver Mountain Hunter certificate from the UK.

The Mountain Hunter and Mountain Explorer certificates were introduced by SOTA in 2010.

To qualify for the Mountain Hunter certificate, SOTA chasers need to contact (or SWl’s hear) at least 2 different summits in each of 5 Associations.  There are steps of 5 Associations for each award, ranging from Bronze through to Platinum, and then Worked All Associations.  Now that would be a mighty effort.  The higher level awards require that at least one Association claimed is on a different continent from the claimant’s normal residential QTH. Level 1 can be claimed with contacts only on the claimant’s own continent (1 continent) whereas higher level awards require intercontinental contacts.

Steps of 5 Associations for each award: 10 (including 2 continents), 15 (including 2 continents), 20 (and 3 continents), Worked all Associations (all qualifying continents)

Award No. of Associations No. of Continents
Bronze Award 5 1
Silver Award 10 2
Gold Award 15 2
Platinum Award 20+ 3
Worked All Associations ALL 4 or 5

At this stage, these are my qualifying Mountain Hunter Associations…..

Association(s) Chased All Bands Count
DM – Germany (Low Mountains) 3
EA2 – Spain (North) 2
G – England 4
HA – Hungary 2
OE – Austria 4
OM – Slovakia 2
S5 – Slovenia 3
SP – Poland 2
SV – Greece 2
VK1 – Australia – Capital Territory 26
VK2 – Australia – NSW 40
VK3 – Australia – Victoria 151
VK4 – Australia – Queensland 2
VK5 – Australia – South Australia 21

And I have worked at least 1 summit in the following Associations…..

Association(s) Chased All Bands Count
EA1 – Spain (North West) 1
EA3 – Spain (Catalunya) 1
GM – Scotland 1
GW – Wales 1
OK – Czechia 1
VK9 – Australia – Islands 1
YO – Romania 1

Mountain Hunter Silver069

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