Summits on the Air (SOTA)
SOTA 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.