SOTA Operation

Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an amateur radio award scheme designed to encourage people to operate at the top of hills and mountains.

My first summit radio operation was on Ben Chonzie, on 23 October 1999. This was years before the SOTA award was invented and it was hard to make any contacts.

In 2010 I discovered SOTA which made things much easier because now when I go up hills there are often people listening for me. SOTA watch allows me to post alerts of future activations. Spots of current activity can be posted by anyone hearing an activator or from a summit using SMS or a mobile internet connection.

My full activation list is available in the SOTA database but unfortunately this does not seem to be directly linkable. I've written up some of my activations, listed below.

Activation Reports

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