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SoCal SOTAFest 2022

August 5, 2022 @ 00:00 August 8, 2022 @ 00:00

On Friday, August 5 through Sunday August 7 (PST), amateur radio operators from around Southern California will be hiking up to the tops of California’s greatest summits to make radio contacts with other operators locally and around the world. If you are new to ham radio, this is a perfect opportunity to get outdoors and practice your radio skills with a supportive and amazing group of people. SOTA (Summits on the Air) is an award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. You can find more information about SOTA on the SOTA website here. The SoCal SOTAFest event has three main goals (besides having lots of fun):

  1. Make summit-to-summit contacts with other radio operators and wrack up activator points for the group. Activators are those who summit a mountain to make radio contacts and earn SOTA points.
  2. Provide an opportunity for people new to SOTA to experience the thrill and adventure of hiking up to beautiful and remote destinations and making radio contact with others.
  3. Give “chasers” an opportunity to earn tons of chaser points. Chasers are those who seek to earn points by making contact with mountain activators.


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