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 SOTA Watch web site has a list of all of the upcoming SOTA spots and activations.
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.
Here on the SOTA database you can see the leaderboard, to see how you rank amongst the rest of the group.
A good project always needs to have some merchandise available. Here you can purchase badges, awards, and other items to show your SOTA stuff.