History/Milestones

A brief history incl. major milestones for the Colorado SOTA Association. Details are a little fuzzy for the early days but I think we captured the important steps. Contact me if you have corrections or more details.

Too much information? Check out a summary with all the firsts in Colorado.

Sources: Steve/wGØAT, Guy/N7UN, Matt/KØMOS, sotadata.org.uk

SOTA in Colorado - Timeline

2009
October 1

1st Steps

A set of 219 "seed" summits for Colorado was received from Stuart/KI6J in late 2009 and compiled into the first Association Reference Manual (ARM) containing six regions (FR, PR, RP, SC, SJ, and SR) by Steve/wGØAT in collaboration with Guy/N7UN and the SOTA MT.
2010
May 1

…3 …2 …1… lift off

On May 1st, 2010 the WØ SOTA Association launched as the fifth US Association with Steve/wGØAT serving as the first Association Manager.
May 1

1st Colorado summit activated

wg0at_1st_w0c_activationThe first Colorado summit was activated for SOTA on May 1st 2010. Steve/wGØAT activated WØC/FR-Ø63 (Mt. Herman) on 20m with 33 CW contacts. You can check out Steve's video from this 'historic' activation.
2011
August 1

Tweaks and adjustments

A complete list of USGS summits was obtained from John Kirk (ListsofJohn.com) in the spring of 2011. Duplicate summits between WØ Regions and summits failing prominence were removed based on the USGS data.  North Dakota and South Dakota were added to WØ as new Regions. All this resulted in an updated WØ ARM and summit list as of August 1st, 2011.
2012
February 11

WWW

We are online... with a Website dedicated to SOTA in WØ. Matt/KØMOS teamed up with Steve/wGØAT and Jerry/KDØBIK to flush out the content.  
April 8

1st CO Shack Sloth

Colorado has its first Shack SlothDaniel/WB9WHQ reached 1000 Chaser points on April 8th, 2012
September 13

2nd CO Shack Sloth

Bob/KIØG reached Shack Sloth status on September 13th, 2012
September 16

3rd CO Shack Sloth

Bill/ACØA reached Shack Sloth status on September 16th, 2012
October 9

4th CO Shack Sloth

Steve/wGØAT reached Shack Sloth status on October 9th, 2012
December 13

5th CO Shack Sloth

Gary/WØMNA reached Shack Sloth status on December 13th, 2012
2013
January 21

6th CO Shack Sloth

Frank/KØJQZ reached Shack Sloth status on January 21st, 2013
June 1

7th CO Shack Sloth

Mike/NØTU reached Shack Sloth status on June 1st, 2013
June 22

8th CO Shack Sloth

Martha/WØERI reached Shack Sloth status on June 22nd, 2013
September 26

1st CO 10x Shack Sloth

Gary/WØMNA reached 10,000 Chaser points on September 7th, 2013. Took him less than a year from Shack Sloth to Super Shack Sloth (10x Shack Sloth) - Wow!!
December 9

9th CO Shack Sloth

Rex/KØNO reached Shack Sloth status on December 9th, 2013
2014
February 17

2nd CO 10x Shack Sloth

Martha/WØERI reached 10,000 Chaser points on February 17th, 2014. Took her ~8 months from Shack Sloth to Super Shack Sloth (10x Shack Sloth)... incredible!!
April 1

Good by… and welcome

  1. North and South Dakota were split off from the WØ Association, resulting in two (2) separate Associations WØC (Colorado) and WØD (Dakotas).
  2. Steve/wGØAT stepped down as the Associaten Manager (AM), Matt/KØMOS became the newly appointed AM.
  3. Version 2.2 of the ARM was released with all these changes on April 1st, 2014.
May 27

1st CO Mountain Goat

k0mos_mgColorado got its first Mountain Goat (MG). Matt/KØMOS reached 1000 Activator points by climbing his 161st SOTA summit on May 27th, 2014.
August 6

1st CO 25x Shack Sloth

Gary/WØMNA reached 25,000 Chaser points on August 6th, 2014. Took him less than a year from '10x Shack Sloth' to '25x Shack Sloth'.
October 19

10th CO Shack Sloth

John/NØTA reached Shack Sloth status on December 9th, 2013
November 9

11th CO Shack Sloth

Carey/KXØR reached Shack Sloth status on November 9th, 2014
December 30

12th CO Shack Sloth

Erich/KIØSK reach Shack Sloth status on December 30th, 2014
2015
January 2

2nd CO 25x Shack Sloth

Martha/WØERI reached 25,000 Chaser points on January 2nd, 2015.
March 3

2nd CO Mountain Goat

  sota_capCap/WØCCA reached Mountain Goat status on March 3rd, 2015 - climbing a total of 125 SOTA summits.
April 19

3rd CO Mountain Goat

kx0r-1Carey/KXØR (also known as George) reached 1000 Activator points on April 19th, 2015 and represents the third Colorado MG, climbing a total of 197 SOTA peaks...we are a small herd now.
August 28

13th CO Shack Sloth

Walt/WØCP reached Shack Sloth status on August 28th, 2015
December 18

1st CO 50x Shack Sloth

Gary/WØMNA reached 50,000 Chaser points on December 18th, 2015.
2016
January 2

4th CO Mountain Goat

k0jqz_frank1The herd is growing... Frank/KØJQZ reached MG status on January 2nd, 2016.
June 18

14th CO Shack Sloth

Bob/KØNR reached Shack Sloth status on June 18, 2016
June 26

15th CO Shack Sloth

Brad/WA6MM reached Shack Sloth status on June 26th, 2016
August 1

1st double CO Mountain Goat

kx0r-2Carey/KXØR (also known as George) reached 2000 Activator points on August 1st, 2016... he is Colorado's first double Mountain Goat (CODMG). Carey went from single Goatdom to double SOTA Goat in ~16 months - no small feat in Colorado, trust me on that.
August 2

5th Mountain Goat & 16th Shack Sloth

In August 2016 Curtis/KC5CW moved into Colorado from W5 land . He already is a MG (1023 pt.) and SS (1272 pt.)  
September 19

2nd CO 50x Shack Sloth

Martha/WØERI reached 50,000 Chaser points on June 19th, 2016
October 8

3rd CO 10x Shack Sloth

Carey/KXØR reached  10x Sloth status on October 8th, 2016 - Time to get from Shack-Sloth to Super Shack Sloth... ~23 months.
December 6

17th CO Shack Sloth

Matt/KØMOS crossed the 1000 Chaser points on December 6th, 2016. All voice, all portable (no Shack involved).
2017
February 12

6th CO Mountain Goat

Another Goat... Walt/WØCP reached MG status on February 12th, 2017.
March 4

7th CO Mountain Goat

Lynn/KCØYQF joined the MG ranks with a winter activation of Chief Mtn. (3569 m / 11709 ft) on a windy day on March 4th, 2017  - climbing a total of 164 summits.
April 23

18th CO Shack Sloth

Stephen/K7PX reached Shack Sloth status on March 25th, 2017

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