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Summits on the Air (SOTA)

 

You will discover new places and come across beautiful scenery with often a stunning view from the summit. 

 

 

Other radio amateurs will be keen to make radio contact with you and short wave listeners (SWL) can participate too, earning points. 

 


 

My SOTA 2014 (March) holiday to Ireland included a stop-over in South Wales and a few days in Co. Wicklow.  This year's destination was the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland. 

 

The week I was there the weather turned and this resulted in low cloud, fog, rain, wind and snow on the higher hills.  I could have used crampons on the ascent of Slieve Donard!

 

En route due to weather conditions and terrain I could not ascend some hills in Co. Leitrim, my HF antenna [and not the transceiver as I first suspected] got damaged on Bruse Hill, Co. Cavan so I had to use the VHF handheld for the remainder of my holiday.  Contacts were few and far between in less populated regions, despite having the SOTA height advantage.

 


 

Update July 2014: 

 

I have updated the names of the SOTA hills in some cases adding the more accurate name of the locality as well as the name of the hill in Irish.  This has now been updated for my SOTA Ireland 2010 - 2014 activations.

 

I have added the Worked All Ireland (WAI) grid number to the hill information box for my SOTA Ireland 2010 - 2014 activity so that hams that contacted me for SOTA may claim that particular grid for their WAI award. 

 

 


 


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Subtopics: IRL Aghowle Upper IRL Bruse Hill IRL Carrane Hill IRL Corn Hill IRL Djouce IRL Lackagh IRL Mohercrom IRL Mount Leinster IRL Muskeagh Hill IRL Slieveboy IRL Slieve Calliagh NI Slieve Bearnagh NI Slieve Binnian NI Slieve Donard NI Slievemartin NI Slieve Meelbeg ENG Cheriton Hill ENG May Hill