SOTA - SUMMITS ON THE AIR - SOTA

You may have heard on the air waves someone calling

"CQ SOTA CQ SOTA"

and wondered what it's all about

By Steve Warren 2E0KPO

Summits on the Air is a programme that encourages radio amateurs who enjoy hill walking and the great outdoors to take their radios with them and operate from the mountain tops.

An award scheme recognises those who activate the summits and also those that make QSOs with the activators. The programme can be operated anywhere in the world.

For more information about the SOTA program in your area, please see the main website.

( Click here - Sota website UK )

 

ON3DSN-P  -  ON6DSL-P

QRV on the 20 m  or / and 40 m bands  SSB   -  14.285 or 7.090 or 7.118 MHz   -  + QRM

Equipment

 TxRx Alinco DX70 Output 5-10-50-100 W - Tuner LDG Z100 - HM Ant: Inv.V -dipole 20 or 40 m band at +  7 m up  - Power supply 12 V - 2x 7 Amp. SLAB or 74 Amp. Car battery

TxRx Yaesu FT817 Output power 0.5-1-2.5-5 W - 160-10 meter HF bands, plus the 6 meter, 2 meter, and 70 cm bands in a Soft Carry Case  CSC-83 Tuner ELECRAFT T1 QRP HF ATU - HM ant: Inv.V single band dipole 40 or 20 or 17 or 15 meter bands at +  3 meter up on a fibreglass fishing pole  - Power supply 9.6 V - 1400 mAh. NiMH Battery pack (FNB-85) - Extern Power supply 12 V - 7 Amp. SLAB

HM multiband Inv.V-dipole 10 - 15 - 17 - 20 - 40 - 80 meter bands  - Portable ant. MFJ 1899 T - 3.5 - 50 MHz - HM vertical 6 meter band

   ( Klik op een referentie om de foto's te bekijken  -  Click on a reference to see some pictures )  

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PICTURES AND ACTIVATION INFO

BELGIUM

ON3DSN/P - ON6DSL/P

(day - month - year - name - reference)

17-11-2007 - Signal de Botrange - ON/ON-001   -    24-11-2007 - Massif de Saint Hubert - ON/ON-004

01-12-2007 - Baraque Fraiture - ON/ON-003   -   09-12-2007 - Recogne Bastogne - ON/ON-005   -   15-12-2007 - Baraque Michel - ON/ON-002

26-01-2008 - Preusswald - ON/ON-007   -   02-02-2008 - Croix Scaille - ON/ON-006   -   08-03-2008 - Kemmelberg - ON/ON-008

04-01-2009 - Iverst-Weissen Stein - ON/ON-009   -   04-01-2009 - Bois De Reuland - ON/ON-011

11-01-2009 - Fraiture - ON/ON-010   -   11-01-2009 - Bois De Hodinfosse - ON/ON-013

28-02-2009 - Wolfsbusch - ON/ON-012   -   28-02-2009 - Fagne d'Erria - ON/ON-014

21-03-2009 - A La Plate - ON/ON-018   -   21-03-2009 - Bois De Viné - ON/ON-020

05-04-2009  - Bois De On  - ON/ON-019

03-05-2009 - La Croix Du Soldat - ON/ON-016

06-02-2010  -  Plantis De Mesnil  -  ON/ON-021

01-05-2010  -  Boix Haut  -  ON/ON-017

02-05-2010  -  Hatzebierg  -  ON/ON-015

01-05-2011  -  Bois Du Tour Du Coo  -  ON/ON-024

 

 

PICTURES AND ACTIVATION INFO

GERMANY

DL/ON6DSL/P

(day - month - year - name - reference)

25-12-2007 - Schwarzer Mann  - DM/RP-003    -    02-01-2008 - Auf Dem Gericht  -  DM/RP-016   -   02-01-2008 - Wilpert  -  DM/RP-036

02-01-2008 - Huscheid  -  DM/RP-037   -   02-01-2008 - Steinberg  -  DM/RP-046   -   17-02-2008 - Auf Dem Hardt  -  DM/RP-053

17-02-2008 - Goldberg  -  DM/RP-011   -   17-02-2008 - Schlehnendeck  -  DM/RP-030

02-05-2008  -  Hilz  -  DM/RP-040   -   02-05-2008  -  Steinbůchel  -  DM/RP-043   -   02-05-2008  - Weitersberg  -  DM/RP-035

04-05-2008  -  Otzert  -  DM/RP-061   -   04-05-2008  - Kantenkopf  -  DM/RP-068

30-12-2008  -  Langer Stein  -  DM/RP-012   -   30-12-2008  -  Hohlscheid  -  DM/RP-027   -   30-12-2008  -  Bodert  -  DM/RP-044

30-12-2008  -  Munsterberg  -  DM/RP-047   -   30-12-2008  -  Kalberberg  -  DM/RP-054   -   30-12-2008  -  Dickenberg  -  DM/RP-060

16-01-2010  -  Am Weissen Stein  -  DM/NW-258

 

 

PICTURES AND ACTIVATION INFO

NETHERLANDS

PA/ON6DSL/P

(day - month - year - name - reference)

06-09-2008  - Vrouwenheide  -  PA/PA-002   -   06-09-2008  - Observant Sint Pietersberg  -  PA/PA-003

 

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PICTURES AND ACTIVATION INFO

GREECE

SV5/ON6DSL/P  -  SV9/ON6DSL/P

(day - month - year - name - reference)

09-08-2008  -  Agkathes  -  SV/CR-014     -    10-08-2008  -  Vruntovas  -  SV/CR-015

09-08-2009  -  Dikaios Oros  -  SV/AG-048

03-08-2010  -  Ataviros  -  SV-AG-002    -    04-08-2010  -  Ksantho  -  SV-AG-052   -   06-08-2010  -  Prof. Ilias  -  SV-AG-053

 

 

PICTURES AND ACTIVATION INFO

LUXEMBOURG

LX/ON6DSL/P

(day - month - year - name - reference)

 

 

PICTURES AND ACTIVATION INFO

FRANCE

F/ON6DSL/P

(day - month - year - name - reference)

 

 

Klik hier om onze sota foto website te bekijken  -  Click here to see our sota pictures website

 

 

SOTA PLACES BELGIUM IN 2008

Our Sota-QSL card for the Belgian expeditions in 2008.

                   

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