|Summits On The Air||VHF QSO Party|
Scott Anderson, W1ZU, will be speaking about SOTA, 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! There are awards for activators (those who ascend
to the summits) and chasers (who either operate from home, a local hilltop or
are even Activators on other summits).
Objective: For amateurs in the US and Canada (and their possessions) to work
as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree Maidenhead
grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Stations
outside the US & Canada (and their possessions) may only work stations in the
US (and its possessions) and Canada.