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

18:10 VE6VID on VE6/HC-034 14.343 ssb
17:53 KM6AWY on W6/SD-463 18.148 ssb
17:50 KM6AWY on W6/SD-463 18.148 ssb
17:36 W6WSS on W6/SD-463 7.287 ssb
17:27 PU2KUL on PY1/RJ-067 144.450 fm
17:16 KM6AWY on W6/SD-463 14.298 ssb
17:15 GX0OOO/P on G/NP-031 1.846 ssb
16:25 GX0OOO/P on G/NP-031 3.760 ssb
16:24 GX0OOO/P on G/NP-031 3.7600 ssb
16:04 GX0OOO/P on G/NP-031 3.5576 cw

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