I have seen this happen enough to be noticeable. An activator is almost to the summit or is there and setting up. He/she sends out a spot saying “QRV in 15” or something to that effect. I have no problem with that, in fact, I think it is a good idea, especially if you are running late.
But a lot of us use some kind of software or app to alarm us when a spot has been posted. Here is the problem. Instead of the activator sending out a new spot, he/she will modify the “QRV in 15” with new spot information. Our software or app has already alarmed on the first spot and won’t alarm after it is modified.
Please, activators, if you send out a spot saying you will be ready shortly, when you start calling CQ, send out another spot and don’t modify the old one. That way we won’t miss you.