summits on the air is an
award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages
operation in mountainous areas. sota has been carefully designed to make participation possible for everyone,
so this is not just for mountaineers!
oe5reo/p activating grillenparz (OE/OO-0316)
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.
reports about all my previous sota-activations are on my personal sota-blog (2008 - 2011):
a very good online-tool for sota is "sotawatch", a dx-cluster for sota! go to SOTAwatch right now and find out!
my sota-equipment for vhf:
telescopic antenna (diamond rh-770)
my sota-equipment for hf:
linked dipole for 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 MHz
lifepo4-battery 2300 mah