Do you need to escape from endless domestic chores and the pressure of struggling with QRM from the living room, kitchen, TV, pet parrot . . . ? Then you need a shed or a greenhouse, or an allotment and to have a go at SAGHOTA - Sheds, Allotments & Green Houses On The Air.
Activators' Registration isn't obligatory, but by so doing you will be much more easily 'spotted' during SAGHOTA Days. Here's what you do:
- Register - Register your SAGH online (optional) > here <.
- Operate - Operate your radio from a shed or greenhouse, or on an allotment (or immediately adjacent to one) on a SAGHOTA Day - see > here < .
- Make lots of contacts - Contact anyone and everyone - all contacts count except 'duplicates' on the same band, same day.
- Keep a list of all the people that you contact - you will need this information in order to fill in your self-service e-Certificate.
- Upload your totals (optional) - At the end of the 'season' add up the total number of activities and QSOs upload them to see if you are in the top 5 and thereby qualify for a personalised Activator's Certificate.
- Alternatively, if you don't wish to upload your totals you can simply download your self-service e-Certificate.
The uploaded information will also be used to produce a summary of the SAGHOTA activities which will be published on this website at the end of the year.
- Contact any SAGHOTA station: contacts with non-SAGHOTA stations don't count.
- When poor propagation prevents direct contact, Chasers may claim 1/2 point for spotting a SAGHOTA activator via a web SDR or similar.
- List - Keep a list of SAGHOTA stations that you contact, with date, band, callsign (optional).
- Download - Download your self service e-Certificate > here <. and fill in your details.
- Watch this website for news about activities and possible changes to the Chasers' Awards.
using low power, portable operations, exploring alternative (wind, solar) power supply, making compact, stealth and quick deployment antenna experiments; improvising tea-making, choosing the most appropriate biscuits for shed and allotment expeditions, etc.