Summits on the Air (SOTA)

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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Stonyman (W4V/SH-002), Virginia

Stonyman (W4V/SH-002), Virginia

Stonyman Mountain, VirginiaStonyman Mountain (W4V/SH-002) is a very heavily visited summit and offers some nice views. I had activated this summit several years ago and it was on this trail that I managed to severely sprain my ankle resulting in several months of...

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Pass Mountain (W4V/SH-013), VA

Pass Mountain (W4V/SH-013), VA

Pass mountain, VirginiaPass Mountain (W4V/SH-013) is a small summit with pretty dismal views. If this wasn't a SOTA summit, I wouldn't even bother hiking it.Summit Information: Summit Name: Pass Mountain, (W4V/SH-013) Location: Front Royal, Va Latitude/Longitude:...

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Hogback (W4V/SH-007), VA

Hogback (W4V/SH-007), VA

Hogback, VirginiaHogback (W4V/SH-007) is a super easy 8 point summit that is barely a 5 minute walk up. This site is a good location for ARRL VHF contests as no tourist every visit. The AT does run nearby but not over the summit.Summit Information: Summit Name:...

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North Marshall (W4V/SH-009), VA

North Marshall (W4V/SH-009), VA

North Marshall, VirginiaNorth Marshall (W4V/SH-009) is a nice hike with a great view to the west.  Parking is available on Skyline Drive. The trail to North Marshall is on the Appalachian Trail.Summit Information: Summit Name: North Marshall, (W4V/SH-009) Location:...

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Compton Mountain, SNP VA (W4V/SH-16)

Compton Mountain, SNP VA (W4V/SH-16)

Compton Gap, VirginiaCompton Gap (W4V/SH-016) is a short hike with a few options for a SOTA activation. Limited parking is available at the Compton Gap parking lot. The trail head is across the street.Summit Information: Summit Name: Compton Gap, (W4V/SH-027)...

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Dickey Hill (W4V/SH-27), VA

Dickey Hill (W4V/SH-27), VA

Dickey hill, VirginiaDickey Hill (W4V/SH-027) is the first summit one can activate in Shenandoah National Park from the Front Royal entrance. While an easy and short hike, it does offer some great views and plenty of parking at the trail head.Summit Information:...

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