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

20:42 KE7BGM on W6/SD-039 7.034 cw
20:41 N3LRG on W3/PD-001 14.342 ssb
20:36 K6TAA on W5N/CM-007 7.0 SSB
20:29 K6TAA on W5N/CM-007 7.227 SSB
20:20 K6TAA on W5N/CM-007 7.202 SSB
20:04 W0CP on W0C/SP-100 10.1179 CW
20:00 K6TAA on W5N/CM-007 14.347 SSB
19:51 W0CP on W0C/SP-100 14.0635 CW
19:50 K0YT on W0M/SF-001 10.1180 CW
19:43 KJ7HXB on W7A/CN-013 14.342 SSB

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