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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), Chasers (who remain in the warmth of their radio shacks) and Short Wave Listeners.
In the Greater New York Area, there are 716 unique locations that qualify for SOTA.
As the weather gets nice, I plan to activate as many of the Greater Catskills 118 locations as possible during the weekends.
Bands I will target to operate from include 6m, 15m and 20m during daylight expeditions. I am uncertain if overnight expeditions will be permitted, but will try for at least one after getting proper permission from the domestic authorities.
Here is the listing of all locations. I am not set on any order, locations or elevations, but will probably try to target locations that have NOT been activated before.
If anyone will be activating SOTA locations or interested in being a "Chaser", let me know.