M1MAJ Mountain Goat

14:29 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

Martyn on the summit of Ben Ledi GM/SS-023 (Southern Scotland)


An unlikely SOTA Mountain Goat is Martyn Johnson M1MAJ
Living in Cambridge, Martyn is in one of the flattest and lowest parts of the UK, and significantly distant from the mountainous and hilly areas of Wales, Northern England and Scotland.
So Martyn, often accompanied by Caroline M3ZCB, has put in a great deal of time and effort in order to attain the target of 1000 activator points.

Indeed, Martyn began his SOTA campaign in the Yorkshire Dales back in 2003, with activations of Pen-y-gent G/NP-010 and Ingleborough G/NP-005, and finally attained the prized "MG" status on Helvellyn G/LD-003.  During this time, Martyn has used the special MR1 (Royal Wedding) prefix from the summits, and learned CW, to join the small group of sought-after M1 stations on HF CW!

Just a few weeks later, Caroline M3ZCB herself achieved Mountain Goat status for 1000 activator points.  This was attained on the Welsh summit of Elidir Fawr GW/NW-005 on 6th May 2012.  On this activation, Caroline operated on 40m, 20m and 6m SSB, and on 2m and 70cm FM, logging 83 QSOs in a 5 hour stay.

For more information about the Summits on the Air (SOTA) awards programme, please visit the website:  http://www.sota.org.uk

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