To whom it may interest,
I fear that I may be opening up an age-old can of worms here, however this is not my intention. This post is not in response to a bruised ego, and it certainly is not an indulgence in a spot of MT bashing. However, I do feel it is an important point, and one worth raising. I do so in good faith.
I am grousing of course, about the spot I put up earlier on regarding the decision taken by myself to cutail a day’s worth of activating. Early on in the morning, I posted an alert indicating that I would be activating five summits. I reinforced this intention on air, though I did make mention on the second summit that only a third may be undertaken. In the event, it was decided unsafe to continue given the WX, road conditions and light levels. I was fortunate to work a good number of stations today, and many operators expressed wishes for safe travelling. I posted a spot in order that these people and anyone else concerned may be fully informed as to my safety.
It would seem that there was a spotted activation taking place when I posted my spot and it was not my intention to “clog up” the spots with something that is, at the end of the day, not a valid spot. However, there is a great emphasis on safety within SOTA and I feel I was acting accordingly and in the best interests of all parties.
Again, I’m not trying to stir up trouble, I am merely putting forward the quiet and simple suggestion that spots concerned with the safety of activators might be left in place, particularly when the spots facility is not subject to high load.
HNY to all =)
With humility and 73,