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

17:29 KE5AKL on W5N/SE-003 14.0610 CW
17:27 NM5S on W5N/SE-003 10.11 CW
17:25 K6ERI on W6/NS-195 14.0621 CW
17:17 KB6AE on W6/SD-049 14.275 ssb
17:13 AC1Z on W1/AM-105 14.062 cw
17:06 K6MXA on W6/SC-203 14.000 ssb
16:54 N6MKW on W6/CT-022 7.187 ssb
16:53 N6MKW on W6/CT-022 142.52 FM
16:39 N6MKW on W6/CT-022 14.282 ssb
16:37 N6MKW on W6/CT-150 14.282 ssb

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