Summits on the Air (SOTA) W3 Association
Welcome to the Summits on the Air or SOTA W3 Association Website. SOTA originated in the UK, but is spreading all over the globe. The SOTA W3 Association encompasses the entire US Third-Call Area. This area includes the States of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The State of Delaware has no peaks that qualify as SOTA Summits.
Please remember that SOTA is not just for activators. SOTA has a very nice "Chaser and SWL Award Program" for all those who don't hike! For information about this exciting program, please click on any of the links. The SOTA W3 Association has 220 summits in the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. SOTA participants now have 206 summits in Pennsylvania and 14 summits in Maryland to enjoy!
If you love the outdoors or just love to chase the activators climbing the summits, try participating in SOTA.
Congrats to Eric, KB3UYT
SOTA W3 Mountain Lion Number 1!
Why not post yourself when you're on a SOTA Summit? Yes Twitter QRPSPOTS is just the ticket to let all know when you are operating and on what frequency.
Click the logo for the link.
The SOTA W3 Association is very pleased to announce its very first award for SOTA Activators. To view this award and for additional information, please click on the W3 Awards Link on the left of this page.
All SOTA W3 Activators please note!
SOTA W3 ARM only states that all activations must be within 100 vertical feet of the summit.
SOTA W3 ARM does not state that you have to use non-motorized methods to the summit.
SOTA W3 Activators must walk a minimum of 50 feet to their operating position.
SOTA W3 Summits on ridges: operators must stay within a 100 foot radius of summit GPS position