The Outdoors Net
Summits on The Air

Summits on The Air

Summits on the Air (SOTA) 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 – this is not just for mountaineers! SOTA is designed to be compatible with other mountain users.

SOTA is an addicting contest-like activity for amateur radio operators who love the outdoors. Activators carry portable radio gear up to designated summits and “activate” the peak by making at least four contacts from within the activation zone. Chasers hunt the activators and claim credit for the summits after making contact with an activator. For more information, see the official SOTA Website.

The pnwSOTA website was created to facilitate communication between SOTA operators in the Pacific Northwest region, as well as show off some of the activities of the top-notch folks we have in the area. On this site you will find information about getting started in SOTA as well as details about summits and activations contributed by people that are operating here.

Register Your SOTA Account & Upload Your Logs

In order to be able to upload your logs to the respective association websites you must set up an account. To do so for SOTA here is the link.

SOTA Logsheet

Welcome By WA7FSH – SOTA 2-12-22

WA7FSH & Hams SOTA Activation

SOTA main

Spots & Alerts



Mapping site

Mapping site

General Rules & Association Reference Manuals