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

20:33 AA6XA on W6/CT-259 10.117 cw
20:22 AA6XA on W6/CT-259 14.062 cw
20:09 KI7BJS on W7I/SI-131 14.210 ssb
19:51 KI7BJS on W7I/SI-131 7.230 ssb
19:39 KI7BJS on W7I/SI-131 14.225 ssb
19:25 KI7BJS on W7I/SI-131 7.192 ssb
19:19 N4EX/P on W4C/CM-001 10.114 cw
19:01 NU7A on W7W/CH-212 18.094 cw
18:59 AA6XA on W6/SC-161 7.033 cw
18:58 N4EX/P on W4C/CM-001 7.047 cw

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