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

10:26 S56LXN/P on S5/BI-001 14.282 ssb
10:14 S56LXN/P on S5/BI-001 7.109 ssb
10:06 S56LXN/P on S5/BI-001 7.101 ssb
09:54 9A2GA/P on 9A/ZH-004 7.0299 CW
09:37 S56LXN/P on S5/BI-001 70.400 fm
09:30 S56LXN/P on S5/BI-001 145.550 fm
09:16 9A2GA/P on 9A/ZH-004 7.030 cw
00:15 K7EEX on W4C/EM-064 7.193 SSB
00:10 K7EEX on W4C/EM-064 146.52 FM
23:58 K7EEX on W4C/EM-064 14.287 SSB

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