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

21:38 K7VK on W7M/LM-121 14.061 cw
21:09 K7VK on W7M/LM-121 10.112 cw
19:41 KH7AL on W0C/FR-134 14.062 cw
19:16 KT0A on W0D/BB-078 14.058 cw
18:59 KT0A on W0D/BB-078 10.113 cw
18:54 KX0R on W0C/SP-068 14.063 cw
18:41 WC0Y on W6/SS-354 14.0419 cw
18:37 WC0Y on W6/SS-354 10.109 cw
18:32 KX0R on W0C/SP-068 10.113 cw
18:23 WC0Y on W6/SS-534 14.061 cw

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