Crotian SOTA Award Program
managed by Radio Club Croatian Flora Fauna 9A1WFF
radio SOTA AWARD is available to all licensed hams & SWLs, who achieve the
- establish QSO with various 9A SOTA summits (hunters), or
- activate 9A SOTA summits by transmitting from the 9A SOTA summits (activators),
listed in SOTA program;
2. Validity: all contacts since 01 January, 2019. are valid.
3. No limits to frequency or mode of operation, however, all contacts must
comply with amateur radio communication legal requirements. No repeater QSOs
4. Hunters are
to make QSOs with activators operating from 9A SOTA summits. Proof of QSOs
made, or 9A SOTA references collected, should be made available for certain
diploma level(s) thru web application form.
5. Activators are
hams operating from 9A SOTA summits, or (in special cases) from SOTA activation
zone as indicated in general SOTA rules.
7. Activators wishing to participate in 9A SOTA Award Program should provide
proof of their activity:
- proof of minimum 4 QSOs made from certain 9A SOTA summit; such activity
logs in ADIF format should be email to 9A SOTA Program Manager at
- proof of concrete activity from 9A SOTA summit may be requested, that
activity verification is applied for (undoubted photos, a saved GPS-reading,
- after verification of submitted data, 9A SOTA Program manager will notify 9A
SOTA Award manager on concrete activation status, forwarding a received
ADIF-activity log for submitting on 9A SOTA eLog.
- if activator, for any reason, did not submit documentation of his activity,
such activation will be recognized for hunters who made contacts, but the
activator will not be included into 9A SOTA award program.
10. If certain 9A SOTA summit is activated by several activators in the same moment
(group activation) each of activator have to establish the minimum of 4 QSO and
send the separate log for each callsign used
After completed activation from Article 10, other than proof from Article 9, 9A
SOTA Program manager may request a photo of all operators
Activators of certain 9A SOTA reference, provided they comply with conditions
set forth in Article 10, are also deemed to have qualified for category
during (the first) activation from certain 9A SOTA reference an activator does
not accomplish a minimum of QSOs, such contacts are valid only for hunters. For
the re-activation from already recognized activation reference, an activator
does not have any QSO minimum to achieve in re-activation.
9A SOTA AWARDS
win the certain award, applicants must provide the following:
(a, hunters) Made contacts with 9A SOTA references from 9A SOTA
list, (check your satus here, or send request),
(b, activators) Activate a certain number of 9A SOTA references (activators)
(check and send request as activator)
SOTA Program participants may apply for any of 9 degrees (levels) of Award.
The electronic 9A SOTA awards are free-of-charge sent as *.jpg attachments
to applicant's email address.
|different SOTA references
Applications for SWL are to be sent with his 9A SOTA reference list to 9A SOTA Award manager 9A2MF:
and dedication to 9A SOTA Program, as well as acceptance of 9A SOTA rules, all
activators prove by printing or labeling their QSL cards with 9A SOTA reference
numbers from the date of rules publication. All participants in 9A SOTA Program
are expected to contribute in promotion of 9A SOTA program. Activities from 9A
SOTA summits should be in compliance with guidelines received from authorities
in charge or the owner of the terrain, if the 9A SOTA summit or activation zone
is sitauted in military or private area.
SOTA participation is on voluntary basis, and all participants should adhere to
and comply with these Rules.
Non-compliance to 9A SOTA Rules is sanctioned by reprimand; after 3 reprimands
received, a participant is excluded from 9A SOTA Program. More aggravating
infringement of 9A SOTA basic rules, or its non-compliance, is sanctioned by
permanent expulsion from 9A SOTA Program.
18. Sanctions from Article 16 are voted in by majority of 9A SOTA staff vote.
9A SOTA Manager 9A2GA