Congratulations to James Stevens M0JCQ for achieving the Summits on the Air (SOTA) Mountain Goat status.
James finally achieved this remarkable feat on 23th September during a trip to the Lake District, on the summit of a rather wet Skiddaw (931m ASL).
It took James a total of 5 years, 243 SOTA activations, 143 unique summits and 3,504 QSOs.
The trophy itself, an elegant glass affair with a cragginess that reflects the summits that SOTA enthusiasts tackle with apparent ease (for us armchair followers). Meanwhile the photo of a very wet-looking James reflects the reality of this combination of endurance and amateur radio.
James also appeared recently in the RSGB “Tonight @8” series of webinars talking about SOTA. The series can still be viewed on YouTube, or via the RSGB website.
Here’s James’ SOTA talk: