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

01:37 VK3YY on VK3/VT-060 28.480 ssb
01:28 VK3YY on VK3/VT-060 7.090 ssb
01:19 VK3YY/P on VK3/VT-060 14.310 ssb
01:13 VK3YY on VK3/VT-060 14.310 ssb
00:35 N7RR on W7O/CE-274 10.110 cw
00:13 N7RR on W7O/CE-274 10.110 cw
00:02 N7RR on W7O/CE-274 18.095 cw
21:35 KX0R on W0C/FR-107 18.093 cw
21:24 VE6IXD on VE6/RA-032 14.3275 ssb
21:23 KX0R on W0C/FR-107 14.063 cw

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