Are you a licensed ham?
Members are required to have valid and active FCC amateur radio operator licenses of GENERAL class or higher.
Do you do QRP SOTA?
Members must be active participants in the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program with at least one 10 point QRP HF activation within the last 12 calendar months.
We are a QRP-focused organization, which we define as 10w or less. Granted, this is a given for most SOTA activators, we wanted to put it out there.
Are you skilled in bushcraft?
We require that our members be skilled to at least a modest level of bushcraft/fieldcraft. Remote summits require the ability to survive in changing conditions off the beaten path.
We are a close-knit private group of like-minded individuals which love what we do. We have no membership dues, but to become one of us, you must be willing to go though our selection process. Anyone can go buy a QRP radio or do a drive-up summit, but we take the path less trodden at SASQ. We want to see if you are up to the challenge that QRP HF SOTA operations in Appalachia presents. It takes a certain type of individual to earn the title, SASQuatch. See the details below...