YO SOTA Marathon

The YO SOTA Marathon is a mountain hiking and amateur radio event that takes place every year in the beautiful Carpathian mountains of Romania, being supported by the "Romania's Radioclub" Association (ARR). The purpose is to operate radio equipment from mountain tops in the Summits On The Air award scheme, and is open to anyone interested in amateur radio. It lasts about a week (during August) and presents the chance to gather a large number of points in the award scheme.

Local SOTA activators view the YO SOTA Marathon as a great opportunity to get together every year, but everybody is welcome - expenses are generally low and we are very friendly people. If you can't make the trip or you're just not interested in the activating part of SOTA, you can always chase the activators troughout the bands.

YO SOTA Marathon 2016 (15-21 August 2016)

The YO SOTA Marathon of 2016 will take place in the northern part of Romania and will include 18 summits for a total of 128 points. The area is beautiful and I always wanted to visit it, so I'm very happy it's included in the 2016 SOTA Marathon (expect a full set of articles on this blog). Details on the summits being considered in this document:
YO SOTA Marathon 2016 summits
If interested in taking part, you can contact Sorin YO2MSB (or leave a message below and I'll pass the info along).

Past editions (follow the links to read the stories):
YO SOTA Marathon 2015 - 9th to 16th of August 2015
YO SOTA Marathon 2014 - 12th to 17th of August 2014

YO SOTA Marathon 2015 coverage in QST (click to enlarge):

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