Joined: Nov. 2001
||Posted: Dec. 17 2002,5:02 am
Since I've recently taken over the ARS-EU (Adventure Radio Society - Europe) yahoogroup reflector, I thought I'd see if there were any ARS enthusiasts on Navicache.
The aim of ARS-EU is to encourage people to take Amateur Radio gear out with them when they go hiking/climbing etc., so it could fit well with a trek to a distant cache.
There's also an associated activity called Summits On The Air (SOTA) which has its own yahoogroup reflector. That is mainly based in the UK, but other countries are showing an interest in setting up their own version of the basic idea. In a nut shell, mountain summits are listed and given a serial number. People climb them (no vehicles within a certain distance from the operating area) and activate them on the air. Then others work them and claim points (if that's what they are into) towards various awards. A bit like DXCC, but without the kW linear and armchairs. Again, you can probably see how Geocaching might fit in as well.
So, is anyone out there interested, or am I in a minority of one?