January 28, 2020: David Hodge N6AN: SOTA??? What's that?
Summits On The Air has been around since the British created the program in 2002. A California branch was organized a decade later. In this talk David presents information about SOTA, discusses several helpful tools he uses to prepare his activities, and shares some of his experiences on the trail and summit.
David Hodge N6AN has been a licensed radio amateur for 50 years. CW continues to be his favorite operating mode. Traffic handling, contesting, and DXing keep his ears and fist sharp. Since 1979, operating worldwide contests from different countries has been a highlight, signing such calls as VP2VEQ, P42E, KP2A, PJ2T, XE1NTT, A73A. From 1990 to 2001 Mexico City was his home and he played principal Horn in the Mexico City Philharmonic and the Sinfonica Nacional. In 2006 he represented Mexico with Ramon, XE1KK, at the World Radio Team Championship held in Florianopolis, Brazil. With John, K6AM, he competed for the USA in Boston at the 2014 WRTC. For the 2018 WRTC in Lutherstadt, Germany, he served as a referee. The SOTA program caught his attention in 2019 and he has been quite active since April.