Thursday, August 22, 2019

SOTA Presentation Schedule

I've been asked to present my SOTA story 3 times in September and at Hamfest in October.   Either the clubs are getting desperate for speakers or people actually like hearing about Summits On The Air.  I hope it’s the latter.

The following is my current SOTA presentation schedule. 


September 2019

     September 4th, 7PM
Palomar Amateur Radio Club (PARC)
They meet in the conference room at the Pine Ave Community Center (Harding St and Pine Ave in Carlsbad).

     September 11th, 7PM
Lakeside Amateur Radio Club
They meet at the Ranch House Restaurant in Santee.

     September 25, 7PM
The San Diego DX Club
The DX Club meets at the Sizzler located at Aero Dr and I-15

October 2019

     October 5, Time is TBD
San Diego Hamfest 2019
To be held at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds located at 12584 Mapleview Street in the town of Lakeside, CA. Gates open at 7AM and close at 3PM.


Christian Claborne, N1CLC, will present on SOTA, which stands for “Summits On the Air”. 

Chris is a fairly new ham who dove head-first  into SOTA as a way to combine his love of the outdoors with ham radio.  Using both QRP and QRO rigs, Chris has “activated” over 94 summits in California and Arizona using FM, DMR, SSB, and a little CW.  While doing SOTA, Chris has logged over a thousand QSOs from summits including DX contacts with Portugal, Brazil, New Zealand stations, and his first summit-to-summit DX to Japan.  Chris enjoys sharing what he’s learned on his BLOG,, which covers SOTA, DMR, and other ham geek topics.

Come check out Christian’s dynamic and entertaining presentation where he will explain what SOTA is, why you should be an “Activator” or a “Chaser”, and how to do SOTA.  The presentation will include a discussion about some of the tools that both Activators and Chasers use and show some views from his “shack” on the mountain.  Chris will explain why SOTA isn’t just for mountaineers, and what’s in it for people who “chase” SOTA operators from another mountaintop or their home shack.  Come see what this growing sector of ham radio is all about and how to get started.

Christian Claborne
(aka Chris Claborne)

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