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

19:14 K1LIZ on W4T/CA-029 14.347 ssb
19:10 KI4TN on W4T/CA-029 5.348 cw
19:03 K1SWL on W1/HA-152 14.0599 cw
18:43 KI4TN on W4T/CA-029 7.030 cw
18:33 W6PZA on W6/SN-048 14.292 SSB
18:32 K1LIZ on W4T/CA-029 7.187 ssb
18:23 KJ6QDU on W6/NE-276 7.268 ssb
18:14 W6PZA on W6/SN-048 7.183 SSB
18:10 KJ6QDU on W6/NE-276 14.337 ssb
18:09 CT2IUV/P on CT/TM-007 7.188 ssb

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