VK2 and VK4 have joined SOTA, a world wide award programme originating in the UK and now active in many European countries, the USA, Canada, Korea and some states of Australia.
I took on the role of association manager for vk2, aka New South Wales, initially to coordinate the surveying of mountains to identify the complying summits for the SOTA award. Enjoying portable operation myself, I thought having NSW in the SOTA map would provide me with additional incentives to climb more local and distant mountains, enjoy the Australian bush land, use amateur radio in a slightly different way and along the way improve my fitness.
All NSW regions have been included in the initial registration. Amendments can be made annually.
The association manager for vk4 (Queensland) is Dave Clodd VK4OZY. Due to the size of Queensland it was not possible for one or two surveyors to cover the whole state. Queensland’s most populous area in the south east and along the coastline north from Brisbane have been listed and other regions will be added according to demand in annual updates.