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 2019

Info will be published as soon as it’s available.

We have foreign guests attending the event every year. If interested in taking part in the YO SOTA Marathon, you can contact Sorin YO2MSB (or leave a message and I’ll pass the info along).

Past editions (follow the links to read the stories):
OK SOTA Marathon 2018 – 13th to 18th of August 2018
YO SOTA Marathon 2017 – 14th to 19th of August 2017
YO SOTA Marathon 2016 – 15th to 21st of August 2016
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):