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

23:49 JG1BOK/0 on JA/NN-094 14.062 cw
23:41 JG1BOK/0 on JA/NN-094 7.013 cw
23:38 ZL2JML on ZL1/WK-026 14.310
23:32 ZL2JML on ZL1/WK-026 14.310 ssb
23:24 AG6V on W7W/CH-001 14.000 other
23:18 AE0AX on W0C/FR-047 7.187 ssb
23:04 ZL2JML on ZL1/WK-026 7.090 ssb
23:02 ZL2JML on ZL1/WK-026 7.090 ssb
23:01 W6RIP on W6/CT-045 14.336 ssb
22:47 W6RIP on W6/CT-045 14.336 ssb

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