The second annual Atlanta SOTA Seminar will take place on June 9 and 11.

The seminar is designed to help aspiring SOTA activators and chasers get started. On June 9, we will hold an online training session from 7:30 to 9:30 to prepare and plan for our activation. On June 11, we will activate Black Mountain W4G/NG-022. The training is open to hams interested in activating (operating from the summit) and chasing (contacting activators from the comfort of the shack).


  • How to register for SOTA
  • How to post an activation alert
  • How to plan an activation
  • Collecting your SOTA points
  • The typical SOTA QSO
  • Tracking your SOTA progress
  • What to pack
  • Setting up and tearing down


  • The training call is open to all ham radio operators, whether you are interested in activating or chasing.
  • If you want to attend the training call but not the field trip, that is OK.
  • Activators: You must be able to hike about a mile up-hill. (We’ll go slowly!)
    • If you are handicapped, please contact the seminar organizer. We will arrange an accessible activation at another summit.
  • You must be able carry your own supplies for a half-day outdoors. (e.g. sunscreen, water, snack)
  • You do NOT need to have a radio. Bring your own or share a mic/paddle with another seminar participant.
  • You must be a licensed ham radio operator.
  • You must have a computer with an internet connection. (We’re holding our training session via a Google Groups meeting.)

How to Register

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See you on the summits! 73 DE K4KPK / Kevin

Where can I find out more?

Bio: K4KPK, Kevin Kleinfelter is Georgia’s first SOTA Mountain Goat. He has completed more than 175 activations.