NEW SOTA Challenge for 2015/2016

A few days ago the latest Summits on the Air (SOTA) Challenge was announced.  The previous challenge period 2013/2014 was the 12 m band.  In 2015/2016, the official SOTA challenge will be to make contacts on 6m and 10m.

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See below for the rules which are similar for chasers and activators……

Chasers:
For every unique summit you chase on 10m or 6m you get a multiplier.
For every unique activator chased you get 1 chaser challenge point.
Your final score is chaser challenge points * multipliers.

Activators:
For every unique summit you activate on 10m or 6m you get a multiplier.
For every unique chaser worked you get 1 activator challenge point.
Your final score is activator challenge points * multipliers.

Duration: The challenge runs for 6months in total split into two separate 3 month periods. Each period coincides with the Sporadic E season in either the Northern or Southern Hemispheres. The first period runs from 15th May 2015 to 14th August 2015. The second period runs from 15th November 2015 to 14th February 2016. No matter where you live, you can operate in both periods but during 1 period your chances of make contacts are massively improved.

Certificates:  There will be certificates for the top chaser and activator.  There will be certificates for best chaser and activator on an association by association basis as well.  The final number of certificates awarded will be based on the activity levels.

Note:

1. The dates for the Southern SpE window are subject to adjustment.  It will be 3 months but the start and stop date may move to ensure we align with the peak SpE period.
2. We are aware that 6m may not be generally available in some countries. In that case you only need activate on 10m and your score will only be compared against other’s10m scores.

More information can be found on the SOTA reflector at…..

http://reflector.sota.org.uk/t/the-2015-2016-official-sota-challenge/9822

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