SOTA Awards

As you can tell from my blogs, I caught the SOTA bug. I also started activating and chasing/hunting National Parks within Victoria (VK3). Later, the South Australian National & Conservation Parks Award was announced, so I started chasing the SA (VK5) parks. This page shows some of the Award certificates.

At GippsTech 2014, Jenni VK3FJEN presented me with two hand made “trophies”, built from unused junk-box electrical components, her versions of the SOTA trophies. The box containing the two trophies had the words:
Peter,
Thank you for being such a great contributor to the Amateur Radio Community.
From ALL of us!
ENJOY!

Many thanks Jenni!

SOTA trophies

SOTA trophies

SOTA certificates

Shack Sloth

Shack Sloth

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat

Mountain Hunter Silver

Mountain Hunter Silver

Summit to Summit Silver

Summit to Summit Silver

100 Complete Summits

100 Complete Summits

100 Activator Uniques

100 Activator Uniques

Activator 1500 QRP

Activator 1500 QRP

SOTA major milestone reached: Super Sloth

On the weekend that some VK2 SOTA enthusiasts chose to celebrate the anniversary of SOTA VK2 becoming live, I achieved the 10,000 Chaser point milestone – Super Sloth. The contact that took me to the mark was Mike 2E0YYY/p on G/SP-014 (2 points). Many thanks to all activators I have worked to make it to this score.

VK3PF SuperSloth 10k Chaser

VK3PF Supersloth 10k Chaser

The steps between certificates become larger as you earn more points. The next Chaser milestone is 25000 points: 25 x Shacksloth. I reached that level on 29 January 2017, with a contact just after UTC rollover, only minutes after my first contact with the summit for the local day. So a big thanks you to Mark VK3PI/p for the 8 points that took me over the line. Again, thanks to all Activators that I have Chased to get there.

vk3pf_sota_chaser_25k

VK3PF Supersloth 25000

Microwave Awards

In conjunction with the UK Microwave Group, SOTA also offers distance based Awards for contacts on the microwave bands.

VK3PF_uW_23cm_50s

Microwave Award: 50 km on 23 cm

AX3PF_uWaveRed_3G4_200km_S

Microwave Award: 200 km on 3.4 GHz

Summitsbase awards

The Summitsbase group in the UK have a number of awards, including some that are compatible with SOTA.

Summit to Summit 25

Summit to Summit 25

S2S 50

S2S 50

 

 

 

 

 

S2S 100

S2S 100

S2S 250

S2S 250

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