SOTA (Summits On The Air)

SOTA is an addicting contest-like activity for amateur radio operators who love the outdoors. Activators carry portable radio gear up to designated summits and “activate” the peak by making at least four contacts from within the activation zone. Chasers hunt the activators and claim credit for the summits after making contact with an activator.

Official SOTA Website

The official SOTA web site is run out of England, but is localized to over 100 countries across the globe.

Getting Started With SOTA

The Join-In page of the SOTA website is the best way to learn about the organization. It’s kind of tough to find the registration page, it’s buried on the login page, or simply click here.

Oklahoma SOTA

The State of Oklahoma is one of the SOTA Associations and currently has 182 qualifying summits. Michael Olbrisch KD5KC is the Oklahoma Association Manager, and he’s out of the El Paso, TX area.

SOTA Watch

The SOTA Watch web site has a list of all of the upcoming SOTA spots and activations.

SOTA Mapping

There’s a great SOTA mapping project page that lets you find SOTA locations on a map. Use this to help plan your next activations, or find activations on the map.

SOTA Database

Here on the SOTA database you can see the leaderboard, to see how you rank amongst the rest of the group.

SOTA Merchandise

A good project always needs to have some merchandise available. Here you can purchase badges, awards, and other items to show your SOTA stuff.