Summits on the Air is an International program which encourages Radio Amateurs to operate from the top of designated summits around the world. I am the current area manager for VK5 SOTA which became active in the SOTA program 01/10/2012. I got so much help from Wayne VK3WAM to map and record the summits for South Australia and prepare the Summit List and local ARM. Because SOTA is now active in vk5 there is not much for me to do but report problems to the MT in the UK. I spend my time activating Summits On The Air and I have 50 Summits on my list to visit once a year. Recently Hugh VK5NHG has joined me activating summits and He has gained permission to access lots of the summits on our list. My kit includes a KX3 and Link Dipole, or an End Fed Random wire, 53 foot being my favourite end fed antenna with 9 feet of counterpoise wire . I have a You Kits HB-1B QRP 5 band CW only rig and the MT1 You Kits EFRW tuner . My high power rig is a FT 857 by Yaesu it weighs 3 kg and the battery I need to run high power is about 1 kg.
Typical SOTA shack .
We see some special views and countryside from Summits
My vehicle for go anywhere places, Holden Colorado LX .
Rigs ic 706 for HF ic 2720 for VHF.
You get to suffer butt rot in some amazing places, air cushion essential kit.
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