Activation Requirements

Due to a technical issue on the website, the list of currently activated mines is off line.  I am working to fix it.

So, what do you need to Activate a mine and have it added to the database?  You need to send me the information listed below.  I am working on a PDF form now that you can download and email until the automated system is setup.  You will also need to provide at least one picture and up to 4 pictures of the location, if you like.  One photo must include your Ham Setup (portable ham shack) in front of the mine or a sign with the mine’s name on it.  I encourage you to include yourself in that picture if at all possible.  You don’t have to be right up in front of the mine.  As long as the mine is in the picture or some indication of the mine, you are fine.  This is the honor system and we just want to enjoy our hobby.  This will be used as proof you were there and you performed the activation.  An online link to the pictures should be included in the Mine Information section of the form or a note for me to email you for pictures.  The only other requirement is that you make QSOs.  The first 3 contacts, Call Signs, must be noted in the online form.

Until the site is fully up and interactive, I will need Activators to send me their information via email.  Required fields are indicated.  If a valid email address is not included for me to get questions answered or obtain pictures, your activation will be discarded.   

  • Mine-ID  (required field)
    • The Mine Identifier is a two letter identifier for you Country followed by a two letter State/Province/Region identifier.  Then a 3 digit number that is incremented as we add new mines for each State/Province/Region.  If the mine already exists in the database, please use the existing Mine-ID.  If it is a new mine activation, please indicate the Country and State/Province/Region.  Once the system is setup, a number will be assigned automatically.  Example of a Mine-ID: Here in Colorado, the first mine I activated is USCO-001.
  • Name of Mine  (required field)
    • This is the name of the mine as documented by a government authority.  If no name can be identified, include the local name for the mine or indicate NA for not available.
  • Altitude  (required field)
    • In Feet, please.  It will be converted and noted in Feet and Meters in the database.
  • Latitude  (required field)
    • Standard Notation.  38.613240
  • Longitude  (required field)
    • Standard Notation.  -108.853740
  • Date Activated  (required field)
    • YYYYMMDDD – 20160917
  • Call Sign used to make contacts  (required field)
  • # of Contacts Made  (required field)
  • Call Signs of 3 contacts  (required field)
    • Indicate 3 call signs of spotters you activated the site with, separated by a comma.  Example:  AA0AAA, BB2BBB, CC3CCC
  • Web Information Link
    • Search the Internet and see if you can find any information on the mine.  Some are well documented and others are not.  If you can find any link at all, include it here.  Even a government site that just shows it on a map or that just lists the name will work.  If you cannot find any information, leave the field blank.  Then in the mine information field, include a basic description, any rumors you have heard about the mine, etc.
  • Mine Information
    • Any relevant information about the mine that is not included on the web site link you included. A link to the location of online photos or a note stating that I should email you for photos.
  • Government ID
    • If you can find it, please enter the unique identifier that the federal or state government has assigned to this mine.  It is usually an alphanumeric ID.  In Colorado it is something like:  M1980124
  • Permittee
    • The name of the company that pulled the permit for this mine.
  • Type of stuff mined
    • What was mined at this location?  If more than one item, separate them by a comma.  ie.  Uranium, Vanadium

In the future I hope to have logins for the site and to streamline the activation process.  Please bare with me.


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