summits on the air 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,
so this is not just for mountaineers!

there are awards for activators (those who ascend to the summits) and chasers (who operate from home).
sota is now fully operational in many countries across the world. each summit earns the activators and chasers
a score which is related to the height of the summit. the qso's have to be registered at the sota online database.

for most activators summit-to-summit qso's (S2S) are very special. this means that both qso-partners are
operating from a sota summit. here is a video of how my signal was received in spain on the summit EA2/NV-090:

two very good online tools for sota are:



my latest activations ...

check out all my previous sota activations here


my sota-equipment for hf:

elecraft kx2
linked dipole for 7 / 14 / 21 MHz
efhw for 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 MHz
lifepo4-battery 2500 mah

my setup on summit gaisberg oe/oo-271


my sota-equipment for vhf:

kenwood th-d72e
telescopic antenna (diamond rh-770)

operating position on almkogel oe/oo-247