Joined: 13 Nov 2007
QRZ 1: 14CRX058
QRZ 2: 14FDX058
QRZ 3: 14MEX058
Prénom-First name: John
TX: FT-817 / IC-7000
Ant: SSD-58 / 10m mast
Moyenne de points: 14.66
| Posted: 06/03/2020, 13:52 Post subject: Ham Radio SOTA vs 11M & PMR SOTA
|Ham Radio SOTA vs 11M & PMR SOTA
Similarities and differences between programs
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01 - Prominence (Ham Radio) VS Pedestrian elevation (Free bands)
Link to the 11M & PMR SOTA France : Click HERE
With 11M & PMR SOTA program, we have the possibility of referencing SOTA non-listed on Ham Radio lists, provided that they are summits (no canyons), that they are climbed on foot and that the difference of level in altitude between the starting point and the finish of the hike is at least equal to + 150m.
We use the Ham Radio references which represents an excellent base, but we do not take into consideration the prominence (difference in level between the closest pass and the summit).
Article about prominence: Click HERE
The reason for our position is simple, on the Ham Radio side, a summit which is 4000m above sea level may not be referenced, if there is a nearby pass, within 150m of elevation... As a result, many "real peaks" do not appear in the lists of SOTA Ham Radio...
02 - SOTA points (Ham Radio) VS 11M & PMR SOTA points (Free bands)
Ham Radio system of point is not universal but local (for each country).
Therefore a 2500m peak in France is worth 10 points while a 1000m peak in the Czech Republic is worth 10 points ...
Example OK/JC-120 : https://sotl.as/summits/OK/JC-120
Example F/PE-077 : https://sotl.as/summits/F/PE-077
11M & PMR SOTA points are different than Ham Radio program, our calculation is based on the highest peak on the planet (Everest (8848m) count 100 points) 100 : 8848 = 0,0113019891500904
You just have to multiplicate altitude (in meters) per 0,0113019891500904 + rounded up or down, to get the number of points.
For example, for a 514m summit : 514 X 0,0113019891500904 = 5,8 pts rounded up = 6 points
03 - SOTA proof (Ham Radio) VS 11M & PMR SOTA proof (Free bands)
The Ham Radio program does not ask for proof of activation.
The 11M & PMR SOTA program requires proof of activation.
11M & PMR SOTA ask that SOTAïsts justify the place of activation, show that the difference of level was done on foot (photos, videos, live-streams ...).
It is possible to share this infos using our Facebook group (dedicated page), it is possible to use YouTube, Vimeo... Photo hosts....
Then simply send your links (articles (blog(s), site(s)), photo albums or videos) on this forum (open to all groups), or via 11M & PMR SOTA newsgroup to inform the community.
04 - Links
11M & PMR SOTA Rules : Click HERE
Our Facebook page : Click HERE
Our Newsgroup : Click HERE
Prominence (Wikipedia) : Click HERE
if you need more informations you can contact us by email : email@example.com OR via le Newsgroup SOTA (link).
If you want to add SOTA to the listing, participate as hunters or activator, you are welcome.
Your referencing request must include card (s) and explanation (s) on your referencing project.
We will study the subject with friends subscribed to the Newsgroup 11M & PMR SOTA.
73's John 14FDX058
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