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

17:29 KM6AWY on W6/SD-061 14.184 ssb
17:26 K9OZ on W5A/MA-009 10.111 cw
17:25 KW4JM on W4C/WM-027 5.0 Other
17:22 KW4JM on W4C/WM-027 5.332 CW
17:15 K9OZ on W5A/MA-009 7.032 cw
17:11 W6WSS on W6/SD-061 18.148 other
17:05 KW4JM on W4C/WM-027 7.029 CW
16:59 NY4G on W4C/WM-027 14.063 cw
16:55 WB9QAF on W4T/SU-042 7.032 cw
16:55 WB9QAF on W4T/SU-042 7.032 cw

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