SOTA certificates

ACTIVATOR

My first activation for the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program was on 3rd March, 2013 at Black Bullock Hill VK5/ SE-016, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide.  Since then I have completed a total of 117 SOTA activations (as of 26th September 2016).

SOTA activator certificates are issued at the following levels (those which I have achieved are marked in red.

  • 250 points
  • 500 points
  • 1,000 points (Mountain Goat)
  • 1,500 points
  • 2,500 points
  • 5,000 points
  • 10,000 points
  • 15,000 points
  • 20,000 points
  • etc

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SUMMIT TO SUMMIT (S2S)

SOTA also issues Summit to Summit (S2S) awards for making contact with other SOTA activators whilst sitting on a hilltop.  

S2S certificates are issued at the following levels (those which I have achieved are marked in red.

  • 250 points
  • 500 points
  • 1,000 points
  • 2,500 points
  • 5,000 points
  • etc

CHASER

I have been an active SOTA chaser since May, when I made my very first SOTA contact with Mike 2012 2Q0YYY on Shining Tor G/ SP-004 in England.

Chaser certificates are issued at the following levels (those which I have reached are marked in red):

  • 100 points
  • 250 points
  • 500 points
  • 1,000 points (Shack Sloth)
  • 1,500 points
  • 2,500 points
  • 5,000 points
  • 10,000 points (Super Sloth)
  • 15,000 points
  • 20,000 points
  • 25,000 points
  • 30,000 points
  • etc 

In September 2012, I reached ‘Shack Sloth’ level – 1,000 chaser points.

On the 30th July 2016 I reached ‘Super Sloth’ level – 10,000 chaser points.

I am currently sitting on about 10,204 points (as of 26th September 2016).

SOTA certificate

SOTA Chaser 250

SOTA Chaser 500

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CHASER UNIQUES

The SOTA Chaser Uniques is a count of the number of different summits in an chaser’s record. It is purely the number of distinct summits chased regardless of SOTA points.

The Uniques Hunter certificate is issued at the following levels (highlighted in red are those that I have reached):

  • 100 summits
  • 250 summits
  • 500 summits
  • 1,000 summits
  • 1,500 summits
  • 2,000 summits
  • 2,500 summits
  • 3,000 summits
  • 4,000 summits
  • 5,000 summits
  • 6,000 summits
  • 7,000 summits
  • 8,000 summits
  • 9,000 summits
  • 10,000 summits

I have received the Hunter Uniques 100, 250, and 500. I have worked a total of 737 unique summits (as of 26th September 2016).

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MOUNTAIN HUNTER

The Mountain Hunter certificate is issued for working at least 2 different summits in each of 5 Associations.

There are 5 levels…..

  • Bronze – 5
  • Silver – 10
  • Gold – 15
  • Platinum – 20
  • Worked All Associations

I have obtained the Bronze, SIlver, Gold & Platinum Mountain Hunter certificates.

Mountain Hunter certificate

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SUMMITSBASE

Another very interesting website is Summitsbase, who also offer award certificates.

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GERMAN MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY GROUP (GMA)

There is also the German Mountain Activity Group (GMA).

GMA Activator certificates….

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GMA Chaser certificates…..

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