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Summits on the Air (SOTA)


┬áSOTA is an award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible for everyone – 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).

I activated my first summit on sept. 1 2008 when the Dutch Association of the SOTA started.

Now I activated about 320 summits in 16 countries.