Program: 'Double Header' on Summits On The Air (SOTA):
How You Can Participate with Summits on the Air
How To Successfully Operate Portable from Mountaintops with SOTA
by Jordan WC6J
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
SOTA is an award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas.
It has been carefully designed to make participation possible for all Radio Amateurs and Shortwave Listeners - this is not just for mountaineers!
It is fully operational in nearly a hundred countries across the world. Each country has its own Association which defines the recognized SOTA summits within that Association.
Jordan WC6J is the Northern Sierra Nevada Regional Manager for Summits on the Air and he has been an avid Activator for many years. He regularly operates portable from remote mountaintops using phone and CW. Jordan often experiments with building radios and antennas for portable use. He is also the current Vice President of the El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club.