Welcome to Summits on the Air!

SOTA is an award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas.

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New to SOTA?

SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible for all Radio Amateurs and Shortwave Listeners - this is not just for mountaineers! There are awards for activators (those who ascend to the summits) and chasers (who either operate from home, a local hilltop or are even Activators on other summits).

See the 'Joining In' section of the website for lots of information, advice, rules, guidelines and our FAQs.

SOTA is fully operational in nearly a hundred countries across the world. Each country has its own Association which defines the recognised SOTA summits within that Association. Each summit earns the activators and chasers a score which is related to the height of the summit. Certificates are available for various scores, leading to the prestigious "Mountain Goat" and "Shack Sloth" trophies. An Honour Roll for Activators and Chasers is maintained at the SOTA online database.

SOTA is designed to be compatible with other mountain users. Please see our environmental statement for details.

Latest SOTA Spots

18:29 K7PX on W0C/SP-042 10.112.8 cw
18:10 KW4JM on W4C/WM-011 10.11 CW
18:04 KW4JM on W4C/WM-011 7.035 CW
18:03 WS0TA on W5N/SE-003 7.033 cw
17:59 K1JD on W5N/SE-003 18.091 cw
17:57 NM5S on W5N/SE-003 14.3425 SSB
17:57 K1JD on W5N/SE-003 10.11085 cw
17:47 K1JD on W5N/SE-003 7.033 cw
17:47 NM5S on W5N/SE-003 7.2925 SSB
17:46 WS0TA on W5N/SE-003 14.060.55 cw

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