Exploring the Thrills of Amateur Radio: Summits on the Air at Gunung Ledang

iSOTA Gunung Ledang 9M2/J-S026 is a paralel activation with SOTA Gunung Ledang 9M2/JO-001. It’s a two different amateur radio programs, from two different country, with two different rules, but both were created to give Amateur Radio Community options  to have fun with their hobby, pick yours and don’t complain what other pick for them self. Now grow up and chill out!! Enjoy Amateur Radio Portable operation.

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Exploring the Thrills of Amateur Radio: Summits on the Air at Gunung Ledang


Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, has been a fascinating hobby for radio enthusiasts worldwide. One of the most thrilling aspects of this hobby is the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program, where radio operators combine their love for communication with a passion for hiking and exploring elevated terrains. Gunung Ledang, situated in Malaysia, offers a picturesque backdrop for amateur radio operators seeking to participate in SOTA events.

Gunung Ledang Overview:

Gunung Ledang, also known as Mount Ophir, stands as the highest peak in the state of Johor, Malaysia. This majestic mountain, with an elevation of approximately 1,276 meters (4,186 feet), boasts lush rainforests, diverse flora and fauna, and breathtaking panoramic views. Its unique combination of natural beauty and challenging terrain makes it an ideal location for SOTA events, attracting amateur radio operators from near and far.

SOTA at Gunung Ledang:

The Summits on the Air program encourages ham radio operators to set up temporary stations on mountain summits, exchanging contacts with fellow operators while enjoying the thrill of the great outdoors. Gunung Ledang, with its inviting trails and stunning vistas, has become a favored destination for SOTA activations.

Enthusiastic hikers and radio operators embark on the journey to the summit, carrying portable radio equipment, antennas, and a sense of adventure. The SOTA experience at Gunung Ledang not only provides an opportunity for radio communication but also combines technical skills with physical fitness and an appreciation for nature.

Challenges and Rewards:

Ascending Gunung Ledang presents its own set of challenges, from navigating rugged trails to unpredictable weather conditions. However, the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit and successfully setting up a radio station amidst the clouds is immensely rewarding for participants.

The camaraderie among radio enthusiasts during SOTA events fosters a sense of community. Operators share their experiences, exchange tips on equipment, and form lasting connections, strengthening the global network of amateur radio enthusiasts.

Promoting Amateur Radio:

SOTA events at Gunung Ledang contribute to the promotion of amateur radio as a hobby that combines technology, adventure, and community. The stunning natural beauty of the location serves as a backdrop for showcasing the capabilities of amateur radio in remote and challenging environments.


Participating in Summits on the Air events at Gunung Ledang is a unique and exhilarating experience for amateur radio enthusiasts. Beyond the joy of making contacts, operators are treated to the breathtaking scenery and the satisfaction of conquering a mountain peak. As the popularity of SOTA grows, events at locations like Gunung Ledang will continue to inspire hikers and radio operators to explore the world, one summit at a time.

SOTA Gunung Ledang organized by The Jalur Selatan Radio Amateur Malaysia (JASRA), They invited the DXPortable Amatir Radio to join this dxpedition event which was gladly accepted. So the operation between this two different club from two different neighbouring country is expected to be the first historic collaboration between two amateur radio clubs between Malaysia & Indonesia. All participant is expected to upload their qso at iSOTA.

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More about iSOTA Rules here. And About DXPortable here.

You still want to complain email me [email protected], or you want to talk whatsapp callme, use google you will find my number its everywhere on all my web footer. Finally Enjoy Amateur Radio. Stop complaining too much or get your self the Gunung Ledang Merchandise from this link 

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