Welcome to Summits on the Air!

SOTA is an award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas.

Quick links: SOTAwatch | Database | Summit Listings | Shop | Mapping

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

05:25 VK2/DL1WTW on VK2/HU-093 14.285 SSB
05:05 KM7CC on W7A/CS-014 14.000 other
04:43 VK2GRA/P on VK2/HU-093 28.48 SSB
04:41 JF1NDT/7 on JA/FS-129 7.0075 cw
04:36 JI1IHV/7 on JA/FS-140 21.220 ssb
04:35 JF1NDT/7 on JA/FS-129 7.0025 cw
04:34 VK2AOR on VK2/HU-093 7.09 SSB
04:33 VK2LAX on VK2/HU-093 7.09 SSB
04:27 JI1IHV/7 on JA/FS-140 18.140 ssb
04:26 JI1UPL/1 on JA/KN-006 18.140 ssb

>> See more on SOTAwatch