SOTAMĀT SOTA / POTA Spotting

4.5
12 reviews
1K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

SOTAMĀT is for licensed amateur radio operators (ham radio) who want to self-spot, self-alert, or send predefined SMS messages from remote areas where there is no cellular service, no internet, and who don't have access to a satellite communicator. If you enjoy Summits-On-The-Air (SOTA) or Parks-On-The-Air (POTA) this app is for you! The app encodes your commands into specially computed FT8/PSK31/RTTY messages composed of your callsign plus a suffix. Worldwide monitoring stations (skimmers) pick up your HF transmission and relay it to PSK Reporter, which forwards the message to the SOTAMĀT server where the suffix is decoded into a command. SOTAMĀT then connects to the official SOTA or POTA or SMS services to carry out your instructions. The amazing thing is that you don't need a computer (use your phone or tablet!) and you don't need special cables (use your phone's speaker directly into your HF radio's microphone input). The app not only computes the FT8/PSK/RTTY message, but can also generate FT8 audio directly (no computer needed, no dongles, no cables, and no sound-card interfaces!). See the https://SOTAmat.com web site for details.

The app also comes with reference information on how to use additional 2-way services when you DO have internet, or cellular, or satellite service. The instructions can help you:
* Post a Self-spot
* Post a Self-alert
* Get a list of recent spots
* Get SOTA/POTA information (weather, callinfo, peak info, park info)
* ...and more.

Again, check out the web site for complete details:
https://SOTAMAT.com
Updated on
Nov 26, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.5
12 reviews
Stephan Markus Schmid
December 23, 2022
Great solution to send SOTA spots when you're off-the-grid. Highly recommended for SOTA enthusiasts that activate in remote areas!
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Jeffrey Kabel
May 17, 2024
Great way to get spots out when there's no cell service.
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Edward Durrant
December 21, 2022
Neat bit of software. very useful when out of cell phone coverage.
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