What is Summits on the Air?
Summits On The Air (SOTA) is a points based award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. SOTA is designed for all Radio Amateurs and Shortwave Listeners – this is not just for mountaineers! Points are awarded 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).
Visit https://www.sota.org.uk/ for more information.
KARC's SOTA Coordinator: NR3E- Ron Burns
|Date||Summit Name||Reference||Approx Drive||Road Condition||4x4 Needed||Points||Hiking Notes|
|5-21-2022||Round Mountain||W4T/SU-029||78 mi, 2-1/2 hrs||Good to fair to poor||Yes||10||1.4 mi, 800 ft EG|
|6/4/2022||Roan High Knob||W4T/SU-005||57 mi, 1-1/2 hr||Paved all the way||No||10||0.8 mi, 250 ft EG|
|7-16-2022||High Knob||W4V/GC-001||60 mi, 1-1/4 hr||Paved all the way||No||10||Drive up|
|8-13-2022||Fox Knob||W4K/EC-011||79 mi, 2 hr||Poor||Yes||10||Drive up, very rough road|
|9-3-2022||Mount Mitchell||W4C/CM-001||117 mi, 2-1/2 hr||Paved all the way||No||10||300 yds, 100 ft EG|