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 156 SOTA activations with a total of 403 SOTA activator points (as of 13th February 2022).

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

  • 100 points
  • 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

 

SUMMIT TO SUMMIT (S2S)

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

AS of 13th February 2022, I had made 391 Summit to Summit contacts with a total of 1,831 S2S points.

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 15,572 points (as of 13th February 2022).

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.

As of 13th February 2022, I have 980 unique summits in the log.  I have received the Hunter Uniques 100, 250, and 500.

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

 

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 EXPLORER.

5 thoughts on “SOTA certificates

  1. Hi Paul,
    can you please confirm me our Sota qso of 2022 April 22 , 08h32 ?
    My special call was TM2IF
    Thank you very much
    Best 73
    Frédéric / F6IPR

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