The Truth About Tiny SOTA Transceivers

After seeing some videos about small HF transceivers for Summits On The Air (SOTA), I feel I need to set the record straight.

The following video shows the World’s Smallest SOTA Transceiver in use. Of course, it uses the UHF spectrum because shorter wavelengths enable smaller ham radio stations.

The radio shown in the video is the NKTech NK-M1 UHF transceiver.

This radio is a 16-channel UHF transceiver, available from multiple online vendors. I programmed it to operate in the 70 cm band on 446.0 MHz.

73 Bob K0NR

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Bob Witte, KØNR, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Colorado, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “The Truth About Tiny SOTA Transceivers”

  • Barry Bogart VE7VIE:

    Cute but my old Yaesu VX2r is not much bigger and far more capable. And my tri-band Kenwwod Th-f6 is about double that size but smaller than a pack of cigarettes. But actually I’ll probably use my Kenwood TH-D7 because it has APRS and I have four batteries for it. I could add my Arrow dual band beam, mast and tripod in a bag the size of a pillow for a lot more range. I have a KX3 but HF antennas make it complicated.

  • Stephen Walters G7VFY:

    Smallest SOTA radio? Hold my beer.
    Smallest (ever?) HF transceiver? Let’s take it out for some SOTA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rKpxAWZ7uM

  • Larry VE7VJ:

    Have a look at K6ARK’s video. 2.7gram HF transceiver. Does not get much smaller that that.

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