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Spot removed


#1

It appears that my spot for Martyn MM1MAJ has been removed. Can I ask who removed it and why? Thanks.

73
Barry 2E0PXW


#2

In reply to 2E0PXW:
Barry might I suggest it was because it was an exact duplicate of that posted by G3RMD at the same moment.
73’s
David/G4CMQ


#3

In reply to G4CMQ:
Hi David, no that can’t be the reason because my spot went one before Franks spot. A duplicate spot was posted after Franks spot and was not removed, not that I am complaining about that. It seems odd that my spot was removed without explanation, thats all.

73
Barry 2E0PXW


#4

In reply to 2E0PXW:

Hello Barry

The spots all get stored here:

http://aprs.dl4mfm.de/sotamap/index.php

(scroll down the page)

It looks like your spot was after Frank’s spot.

73

Richard
G3CWI


#5

In reply to G3CWI:
Hi Richard, thanks for that link, I was convinced that my spot was before Frank’s, now I have the answer, doh! although I am still a little baffled why other duplicate spots through the day were not removed until I questioned mine.

73
Barry 2E0PXW


#6

In reply to G3CWI:

The spots all get stored here:

http://aprs.dl4mfm.de/sotamap/index.php

This is good news as far as I am concerned. This will allow me to check who has kindly spotted me when I’ve been on an activation. I like to give credit in my activation reports for people having made the effort to spot me, but don’t always note who has placed a spot when I am out on the summit due to the weather, not hearing correctly or some other reason. I therefore check the SOTAWatch website before writing my report, but if duplicate spots are being removed, then I have perhaps missed acknowledging some people. Apologies if this has been the case.

I would say that I very much appreciate the spots that people place, particularly when I am operating 70cms and 23cms. It is not always possible to self-spot from a summit and even when I am able to, it is one more thing to remember and do.

73, Gerald