The SOTA Jerks (a play on the term “Soda Jerks”) radio club was founded by a group of jerks friends living in Western Massachusetts who, after an evening of talking about amateur radio over a few beers, decided they wanted to combine their love of the outdoors with their love of the radio arts and do what some might find ridiculous -- haul all their gear to tops of mountains and make as many QSOs as possible. Our now president, Frandy-N1FJ, was the one who had come across the Summits On The Air (SOTA) website and the Jerks began the process of reading through the 17 pages of rules and coming up with plans for our first summit. Since that first summit, it has been a learning experience for all of us and the skills we use for a successful activation continue to improve.
We look forward to a contact with you soon. Please check back for more info on future summit activations and club member bios.