Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages portable operation on hills and mountains all over the world.  SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible for everyone, not just 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).

SOTA has just become active in ZL, and we’ve set this page up to provide links and news about our progress, activations and local tips and hints. This website is not designed to replace the main sota website which provides a massive amount of information, and is where you register your log to claim awards etc. http://www.sota.org.uk/

If you’re in New Zealand and want to keep up with what’s going on you can read the news here, join the ZL-SOTA mailing list or our facebook group.