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Summits-on-the-Air Activity Weekend is September 13-14

09/08/2014

North America Summits on the Air (SOTA) Activity Weekend 2014 is a casual event in which summiting radio amateurs (called “activators”) use tiny battery-powered radios to work home-based operators (called “chasers”). The event, September 13-14, is aimed at introducing SOTA to newcomers.

There are no rules regarding power levels, modes, or bands. SOTA operators have climbed mountains as high as 14,000 feet. They run low power, and they don't operate split, so operator courtesy is paramount.

The SOTAwatch2 website offers information regarding what stations are on which mountains. Summits are numbered, and mousing over the number will reveal the name and point value for each summit.

Activity typically concentrates near 7.032, 7.185, 10.110, 14.061, 14.342, 18.095, 18.155, 21.061, 21.350, 24.905, 24.955, 28.061, 28.420, 146.52, and 446.00 MHz. Participants collect points toward SOTA certificates and trophies. — Thanks to Elliott Pisor, K6EL



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