5th October 2012Well I've been a SOTA chaser since 12 January 2012, and today I reached the first major step, which is "Shack Sloth"
This requires accumulating 1000 chaser points by working activators on SOTA summits.
My chases were all done on HF, CW with 5 Watts or less output power.
Whilst 1000 points may seem a lot, it pales in comparison to the top chasers who have accumulated more than 75000 points!
The nice certificate and trophy was duly ordered and now has pride of place in the shack.
Details of SOTA can be found at he Summits On The Air website and activities can be monitored at the SOTAWatch portal.
Give it a go. It's completely free, but be warned - it's highly addictive, both chasing and activating!