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

22:32 KC4WZB on W4G/NG-038 7.283 ssb
22:22 KC4WZB on W4G/NG-038 5.346.5 ssb
22:07 NQ5M on W5O/KI-001 14.061 other
21:55 NQ5M on W5O/KI-001 14.061 other
21:48 VA7JBE on VE7/SL-009 14.284 SSB
21:47 NQ5M on W5O/KI-001 14.0 other
21:45 N1CLC on W6/SC-453 14.33 SSB
21:42 VA7JBE on VE7/SL-009 7.195 SSB
21:40 VA7JBE on VE7/SL-009 7.185 SSB
21:37 KM6OIN on W4T/CA-029 7.196 ssb

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