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If you are here, chances are you worked me while I was on a "Summits On The Air" mountain-top Activation. SOTA is a fun way to bring outdoor adventure to Ham Radio. More than just operating outdoors like Field Day, SOTA operations are strictly portable from remote mountain tops. No operation from a vehicle is allowed. Power source must not be from grid power or fossil-fueled generators. Final access to the summit must be non-motorized. The challenge for summit Activators is to communicate from sometimes remote, wilderness mountain tops with only the gear you can carry with you! QRP!

SOTA Activators basically hike up to the top of mountains and work QRP all over the world. Any Amateur band and operating mode are allowed.This is called a summit Activation. Stations working them are called Chasers. Points for each summit is awarded to both Activators and Chasers based on its altitude.

If you don't think you're up to the physical challenges of Activating a summit, no problem. Chasing the QRP Activators from your home can be fun too! So "Turn the house around" listen and answer the call when you hear someone out there end their CQ call with "Summits On The Air!"

For more information about SOTA go to http://www.sota.org.uk/

For more information on up-comming Summit Activations go to http://www.sotawatch.org/index.php

For discussion group about SOTA in North America go to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/nasota/info

For a map of qualifying Summits go to http://www.qwj.de/Select Mountains at the top of the screen.Use the drop box at the bottom of the page to jump to your area.

73' Andrew


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KD5ZZK
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dedateband mode grid Country op
SV3AQR 2015-05-16 10m SSB KM08uf Greece JOHN THEOFILOPOULOS
KB1HXO 2015-04-23 20m SSB FN32vf United States Ken M Rozzen
AF5SB 2015-03-03 20m SSB EM36KG73 United States Clifton E Smith
KF4GHT 2015-02-10 20m SSB FM04lp United States CHARLES M EDWARDS
W4YPW 2015-02-09 20m SSB EM79tu United States FREDRIC R DILLON
KB1HXO 2015-02-09 20m SSB FN32vf United States Ken M Rozzen
KB1HXO 2015-02-09 20m SSB FN32vf United States Ken M Rozzen
KB1HXO 2015-02-08 20m SSB FN32vf United States Ken M Rozzen
N7ZHP 2014-10-23 20m SSB DN43lb United States JIM C PIGG
KC1ATV 2014-10-23 10m SSB FN42de United States Randolph B Dore
KB3UFB 2014-10-22 10m SSB FN21he United States Thomas M Rist Sr
KD8EDN 2014-10-20 20m SSB EM98ei United States Paul C Smith
KF5ZPL 2014-10-19 10m SSB EM25sh United States Bradford W Roberts
KB1HXO 2014-10-19 20m SSB FN32vf United States Ken M Rozzen
WW8O 2014-10-18 20m SSB EM88mr United States Gary G Stephenson

Book Totals: 199 qso's   190 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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