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

17:51 W1DMH on W1/HA-002 7.198 SSB
17:44 K1LB on W6/NS-393 7.032 cw
17:39 KE5AKL on W5N/OT-??? 10.112 cw
17:25 KE5AKL on W5N/OT-010 7.039 cw
17:07 KB9ILT on W4V/FC-005 21.0598 cw
17:06 KE5AKL on W5N/OT-010 14.061 cw
17:05 W1DMH on W1/HA-002 14.344 SSB
17:03 KE5AKL on W5N/OT-??? 14.061 cw
17:01 KB9ILT on W4V/FC-005 10.116 cw
17:01 KB9ILT on W4V/FC-005 10.1162 cw

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