Picture this, it's a beautiful spring day in the Southeast. You've just hiked to the top of a remote Appalachian peak and the views are breathtaking. You see nothing but the vast expanse of the mountains in their deep greens, blues and browns. After taking a few moments to catch your breath you drop your pack and set up your portable rig. You're a Summits On The Air (SOTA) activator and your fun has just begun. Join us as we show you how to become involved in amateur radio's premier outdoor adventure program. You'll learn about the history and organization of SOTA, see what it takes to get started, and find out just how easy it is to participate, whether you're activating a summit or chasing one from the comfort of your home shack. There will be time for Q&A with 5 NC/SC "Sotateers" and a display of some of their portable kits.