Last night I received my ‘500 Unique Summits as a Chaser’ certificate from England, for the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program.
Thanks to all of the SOTA activators who have allowed me to reach this point.
Last evening, I added all my contacts that I have had whilst operating portable, to the Logbook of the World (LOTW) and Clublog systems. As a result I was able to find out the total number of QSO’s I had attained whilst either sitting in a park or on a peak for the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program. I also checked off on my spreadsheets, those South Australian National Parks and Conservation Parks that I had activated, and also National Parks for both the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award (KRMNPA) and the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program. Here’s what I found….
VK5 National and Conservation Parks Award.
Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award (KRMNPA)
World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF).
Summits on the Air (SOTA).
I have had nearly 5,000 QSO’s whilst operating portable. As you can see from the table below, I am 149 QSOs less than last year, with about 2 months remaining in 2014.
I have worked 50 DXCC entities this year, compared to 2013 when I worked 30.
I have worked a total of 52 DXCC entities whilst operating portable. I have worked 52 DXCC entities on 20m SSB, and 8 on 40m SSB. The vast majority of those has been whilst operating QRP with just 5 watts.
Here is a list of the DXCC entities I’ve worked whilst portable. I’m only half way to ‘portable’ DXCC.
My first ever portable activity was a SOTA activation (VK5/ SE-016) in March, 2013.
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