SOTA Spotter

3.8
137 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

SOTA Spotter is a simple application that retrieves spots from sotawatch.sota.org.uk and displays them in an easy to read manner.

Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. You can learn more about it at https://www.sota.org.uk/

Main features:

* Sends spots - via internet or via SMS (useful on summits where cell coverage is not good enough for reliable internet traffic)
* Sends alerts (planned activations)
* Retrieves spots/alerts
* Map of nearby summits
* Spot filtering (by band, mode, call sign, association, region and summit)
* Notifications (vibrations, ringtone, LED and read aloud)
Updated on
Nov 26, 2022

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3.8
137 reviews
A Google user
October 6, 2019
This app was great, but became a lot more frustrating since the big redesign. First of all, I was unable to submit spots with the Internet because it did not make it clear that it switched from sotawatch2 to sotawatch3 which uses completely different credentials. Once I realized that, I was able to fix it and submit spots after being without that feature for a month. The more pressing issue, however, is that it only seems to show very recent spots, like 30 minutes or less. This means the screen is nearly always blank now. It used to show spots much farther back, several hours. This should be a configurable setting and I can't find it.
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Bogdan Lazanu
October 6, 2019
Thank you for your feedback. As far as I know, the SOTAwatch2 accounts were migrated to SOTAwatch3, so there shouldn't have been any issue there. My account worked exactly as expected. As for the spots, there is no time limit. The app requests and keeps the last 15 spots, which I agree is way too low and I will increase it in the next version. 73!
Gerard Keogh
January 2, 2023
Great app. But seems to be missing data on latest atcivation of the summits for 2022. For example ei/ie-011 which has at least 5 activations in 2022. Thanks for the app and appreciate the work you put into it. Gerry EI-8-IAB (update: it turns out it was just the dB needed updating as suggested by the developer, thanks)
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Bogdan Lazanu
December 31, 2022
On my phone it shows the last activation as being "12/11/2022 by EI5IMB/P". Did you update the summits database? There's a new update published weekly. Thanks and 73!
A Google user
February 25, 2020
THE go-to app for SOTA fans. The separate Spots & Alerts tab help you keep on top of who's on air, where and what's coming up. The SMS posting option means you can send spots from a hill top with thin GSM coverage - where mobile data doesn't exist. I had a spot of finger trouble when I first installed the app and got excellent and prompt support from Bogdan - incredible service for a free app. All round rating of 10/10.
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What's new

* Support for Android 13
* General app speed optimizations
* Improved error handling