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Self-spotting via Mobile phone


#1

Following my failed attempt to activate GW/MW-033 on 1st June (Mainly my fault - I was way out on the ETA given to, and posted by, G0NES), can anyone give me concise directions to self-spot by mobile phone. I’m on T-mobile pay-as-you-go, with a SAGEM MY X5-2 phone.

Many thanks, Dave, M0DFA


#2

In reply to M0DFA:

It’s easy, you ring the wife…;-))


#3

In reply to M0DFA:

Do you mean in addition to the ones on the website?

http://www.sota.org.uk/spotlite.htm

73

Richard


#4

In reply to M0DFA:

You just call on 5.3985 MHz and Alistair (VMZ), Graham (JZF), Don (NES), Steve (AAV), Mike (DSP) etc will spot for you. They provide a fantastic service.

Thanks Alistair for all the support yesterday.

Start by getting your phone to work on WAP over GPRS. Forget SOTAwatch until that is working.

73 John GW4BVE


#5

In reply to GW4BVE:

hi john

when the going gets tough we step up a gear hi, it’s easy from the shack innit.

73s alistair

gw0vmz


#6

In reply to GW4BVE:

Hi John

It’s always a pleasure and almost a race to get the spots on first, hi.

73 Mike


#7

In reply to GW4BVE:

Start by getting your phone to work on WAP over GPRS. Forget SOTAwatch until that is working.

I’m not understanding this - it seems like a contradiction in itself! I am finding that SOTAwatch is working fine, both on my PC and on my 'phone.

I echo John’s (and subsequent) comments about the spotting service offered by shack-based chasers. It is always a welcome “bit less to do” on a summit when a chaser mentions those words “I’m just putting you on the Spots now…”. In fact it is often good fun when returning home from an activation (especially when several bands/modes have been used) to look back at the day’s spots and see just how accurately you have been tracked! Big Brother is watching!

Oh yes, Big Brother - another reason to start going out doing evening activations for many of us I guess…


#8

In reply to G4MD: The time I need to be able to self-spot is when we are away from the home QTH for a few days - usually a caravan trip and well away from computer terminals. On the smaller summits, my wife is usually there as well, and that does cause a few timing problems!


#9

In reply to GW4BVE: I’m reluctant to take too much advantage of the good offices of some of the chasers, I but I am very gratefull for the spots when I’m on station.
5.3985 - Not on HF yet, but it might happen this summer.
WAP over GPRS? Problem is, my phone handbook was written by a computer man and is about as intelligable to me as Chaucer in Old English.


#10

In reply to M0DFA:

Maybe best to drop into the High Street shop for your service provider where a spotty youth will sort it (if you are lucky).

73

Richard


#11

In reply to M0DFA:

Sorry about the flippancy, Dave - my sense of humour is going to get me into trouble one of these days!

73 de Paul G4MD