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

18:27 NY4G on W4V/RA-001 14.063 CW
18:26 VE2DDZ on VE2/ES-014 14.059 cw
18:24 KG6VUT on W6/CN-001 146.520 FM
18:16 EA2DPA/P on EA2/BI-043 14.285 ssb
18:14 N1CLC on W6/CT-172 14.282 SSB
18:13 VE2DDZ on VE2/ES-014 5.332 cw
18:13 VE2DDZ on VE2/ES-014 5.332 cw
17:58 VE2DDZ on VE2/ES-014 5.332 CW
17:58 KC7DM on W7O/NE-113 14.0619 CW
17:52 EA2DPA/P on EA2/BI-043 28.060 cw

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