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SOTA-Link Project Part 3


#21

No plans - but nothing to stop you doing so if you wish. More interconnection is probably a good thing.


#22

Hmm, perhaps I suggested 700 or something then. I don’t believe 500 was what the limit was set at in Discourse - I think no limit was the default at the time of the survey (or at least it seemed to be - perhaps it was 10,000). I know there were only a few options offered (see below) and none of them suited my choice and hence I probably didn’t vote - I honestly can’t remember. We’re an apathetic lot - It looks like only a very small percentage of the users actually voted - so we only have ourselves to blame.

Age of a thread coule be a better way to control for ever on-going threads and clean-up the list but I don’t know if discourse can do this?

This is way off subject for this thread - my original response in this thread was to Markus HB9DIZ who would like the decision reviewed and re-voted upon given the experineces we are having with the 100 entry limit.

Perhaps Markus should start a new thread to expand on his thoughts.

73 Ed.


#23

Trying to get this thread back on course. I talked to Rowland G4APO via the SOTA-Link TG yesterday and he made a suggestion that we start a weekly SOTA net in the TG on a Sunday afternoon - of course only if not in use by an activator at the time.

What does everyone think?

73 Ed.


#24

No, the limit at the time of the survey was 500 - that’s how the whole thing came about - a topic reached 500 and was auto-closed, sparking a discussion.

I really don’t think a new thread should be started to reopen the discussion. A clear instruction was given in the vote and it would be disrespectful to reopen the debate only 8 months later.

A weekly SOTA net on SOTA-LINK is a good idea, but maybe not Sunday afternoon. Myself, I would suggest Sunday evening UTC, so that it is the end of the weekend for EU, afternoon across the Americas, and Monday morning for JA / VK.


#25

Ok thanks for the correction. That would make sense that I wanted 700 or so - as the old saying goes, you can’t please all of the people all of the time and we are all allowed to have our own opinions.

My opinion is that after a trial period of a change, the effect should be reviewed and I am seeing more complaints about the 100 entry limit than we saw with the 500 limit, hence I would suggest that it is in no-way disrespectful to review an implemented change. However it would cause more work to change the limit again and that I totally see that as a reason to delay a review.

73 Ed.


#26

I’m sure at some point it will be reviewed Ed. But 8 months after a consultation, vote and decision?

The work point is valid. There’s plenty going on behind the scenes at present, and looking again at the maximum number of posts after such a comprehensive consultation and decision-making process, is simply not on the to-do list as it stands.


#27

DD5LP and DK3CW have been active in SOTA-Link today from HAMRADIO 2018. No contact resulted (for reasons unknown).


#28

Hmm. VK2HRX heard today but no QSO resulted - maybe there’s a problem?


#29

Was trying to get onto VK1MIC who is setting up a Hot Spot. To be continued…


#30

It turned out that the DMR link was broken. Now fixed.


#31

I THINK I have my DMR hotspot set up correctly. Sitting on TG973 now. Noting the time zone 180 degrees :smiley:


#32

Reason from my side was the hall noise - i heard (I think) a G6 call me back but I simply couldn’t hear over the crowd noise.

73 Ed.


#33

I guess the advice would be for activators to indicate in their alerts that they will be listening to SOTALink etc as we normally do for 2m fm etc.

W


#34

I listened on the first of my two activations on Sunday (and had indicated that I would). Nothing heard - I think apart from Jan OK2PDT all the SOTA chasers were still in bed! On my second activation we were recording for ICQ Podcast, so I had no chance to check SOTA-Link.

73 Ed.


#35

There are a few people about - but rather sporadically. I have spoken to Andy G6PJZ, Compton VK2HRX and Gene KJ4M in the last 24 hours.


#36

Juts a reminder that I have two FT70D radios available for loan anyone who wants to try SOTA-Link. PM me for details.


#37

I’m monitoring SOTA-LINK on my activation, right now.


#38

Nothing heard on 6m FT8 (also called you) - also called you on the SOTA-LINK and no reply. Looks like conditions are not good ATM

73 Ed.


#39

The DMR part of SOTA-Link is down at the moment. It suffers from some odd intermittent automatic voice announcement that creates havoc. No-one knows what it says or where it comes from. DMR poltergeist?


#40

Good to know the parties are still going on, even if they get Spooooked from time to time. HI
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