My latest certificate for the Summits on the AIr (SOTA) program is the 250 points Activator certificate.
It has been hard going. Lots of activity in 2013 when I first kicked off in March of that year as an activator, with activations in South Australia (VK5) and Victoria (VK3). And then tapering off in 2014 with activations in VK5, VK3, Germany and Belgium (during my Europe trip). And 18 activations so far this year in VK5, and VK1 (during my visit to Canberra for the WIA AGM).
There are a total of 346 qualifying SOTA peaks in South Australia. And although I live in the Mount Lofty Ranges, there is only one that is close by to me…that being Mount Lofty, VK5/ SE-005, about 15 km west of my home QTH. The next closest is Mount Gawler, VK5/ SE-013, a very popular summit, about 40 km from home. The next closest summits are a minimum of 100 km away.
So if there were a few summits a bit closer, I would be participating a lot more often in this very enjoyable activity of SOTA.