It is always interesting to me what motivates people. Usually it's the simplest things. Challenge a man to task, for the sake of the task and you get few takers, but offer him a patch or plaque and you get stampeded. Such is life and I'm no exception to the rule.
So, I was very pleased to come home yesterday and my SOTA Sloth award was in the mail box. As I have written, I am having a lot of fun with the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program both chasing summits and activating them as well. The SOTA Sloth award is for getting 1,000 chaser points. Summits are assigned a point value from 1 to 10,so for each summit contact made, the chaser gets credit for the points assigned to the summit..
The awards are very nice and each is a little unique. They are made of glass are called Ice Blocks. The certificate if authenticity that comes with the award reads:
Your Ice Block was made entirely by hand in Dingwal,
an Ancient Capital of the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
Using a secret technique, the craftsman create a unique
"running scallop' along each edge of the raw glass.
All corners & edges are then ground to a
matt white finish.
No other Ice Block will ever be the same!
Epitomising the surroundings of their Birthplace,
Ice Blocks emulate the rugged mountains & wild,
rough terrain of the Highlands.
Combined with specialist engraving, your Ice Block
is a Presentation Piece to be proud of.
SOTA Sloth Award - AD5A
Very nice indeed. The next Ice Block Award is called the SOTA Goat Award, for earning 1,000 Activator points.
I am sufficiently motivated.