Summits on the Air (SOTA)

Iceland SOTA Expedition

Iceland SOTA Expedition

Hiking the Laugavegur Trail in southern Iceland                                Photo by Jonny Auh on Unsplash    Iceland is the island of fire & ice, remote natural beauty and is located just south of the Arctic circle at 64 degrees north. Dates: 7/29/21...

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Mt Greylock, MA (W1/MB-001)

Mt Greylock, MA (W1/MB-001)

Mt Greylock, Ma  Mount Greylock, MA (W1/MB-001) is a summit located in the northwest corner of Massa and is a well known landmark in the area. I had been trying to complete a summit in MA for several years, and Mt Greylock seemed like a good one to activate. Due...

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Bear Mountain, NY (W2/GC-077)

Bear Mountain, NY (W2/GC-077)

Bear Mountain, New York Bear Mountain, NY (W2/GC-077) is a summit located on the Hudson River right above New York City. I needed an activation for NY to take it off my list of activating a SOTA summit in every US State. Bear Mountain is an easy 1 point drive up...

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Mt Washington, NH (W1/HA-001)

Mt Washington, NH (W1/HA-001)

Mt Washington, New Hampshire Mt Washington, NH (W1/HA-001) is one of my favorite summits on the east coast. Washington is known for having terrible weather including the highest wind speed ever recorded (231 MPH in 1934). The summit is always busy with hikers and...

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Backbone Mountain (W8V/PH-058), WV

Backbone Mountain (W8V/PH-058), WV

Backbone Mountain, WVBackbone Mountain (W8V/PH-058) is located near Thomas, West Virginia and is a walk up summit right off the road. Several communications towers are the top and there is plenty of parking at the base. I was on the road heading to Ohio so this site...

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High Point, NJ (W2/NJ-001)

High Point, NJ (W2/NJ-001)

High Point Summit, NJIf you mention the state of New Jersey to people, they often think of an industrial landscape along interstate 95 near Newark airport. New Jersey, like a lot of other states is actually quite deceiving and you need get off the main roads to find...

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Pilot Knob (W4K/EC-184), KY

Pilot Knob (W4K/EC-184), KY

Pilot Knob, KentuckyPilot Knob (W4K/EC-184​) is located southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. The summit is part of the Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve and offers a short hike to the top. Supposedly Daniel Boone visited this summit back in the day.Summit Information:...

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Taum Sauk (W0M/SF-001), MO

Taum Sauk (W0M/SF-001), MO

Taum Sauk, MissouriTaum Sauk (W0M/SF-001) is a summit in the Taum Sauk State Park and is located in the St. Francois Mountains in the Ozarks. The summit is also the highest point in Missouri.Summit Information: Summit Name: Taum Sauk, (W0M/SF-001) Location: Arcadia,...

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High Knob ( W9/IL-005), IL

High Knob ( W9/IL-005), IL

High Knob, IllionoisHigh Knob Mountain (W9/IL-005) is a short drive to the summit and is located in the Shawnee National Forest. The site was created by the Camp Cadiz Civilian Conservation Corpsmen (CCC) and at one time had a fire tower which is no longer present....

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Bearwallow (W4C/CM-068), NC

Bearwallow (W4C/CM-068), NC

Bearwallow, North CarolinaBearwallow Mountain (W4C/CM-068) is a popular bald summit south of Asheville, NC. The summit hosts the several radio towers and antennas giving the summit a hellish VHF RFI operating situation. While the views are amazing, HF is probably the...

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High Rock (W4T/SU-24), TN

High Rock (W4T/SU-24), TN

High Rock, TNHigh Rock Summit (W4T/SU-24) is a relatively high summit (4,900') on the Appalachian trail and borders the state line of NC and TN. It is a relatively short hike up and offers plenty of places to set up an antenna.Summit Information: Summit Name: High...

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Hightop (W4V/SH-006), VA

Hightop (W4V/SH-006), VA

Hightop Mountain, VirginiaHightop Mountain (W4V/SH-006) was a new summit for me. I originally hadn't planned on doing six summits in a day, especially with the short winter daylight. However, thanks to the summits being close together in the park I was able to start...

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Hazeltop (W4V/SH-004), VA

Hazeltop (W4V/SH-004), VA

Hazeltop Mountain, VirginiaHazeltop Mountain (W4V/SH-004) is a short hike and easy summit to activate. The summit is located along the Appalachian trail and offers plenty of space for antennas.Summit Information: Summit Name: Hazeltop Mtn, (W4V/SH-004) Location: Front...

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Hawksbill (W4V/SH-001), Virginia

Hawksbill (W4V/SH-001), Virginia

Hawksbill Summit, VirginiaHawksbill Summit (W4V/SH-001) is #1 for the SOTA Shenandoah region and has some of the best views in the area. A day use shelter is located at the top, and a viewing observation platform is available.Summit Information: Summit Name:...

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