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Spots not working?


#1

Is the spot system working? Spotting myself fine in the morning today but since not being able to via the website from my phone.


#2

Please ignore previous post/delete thread. My phone was adding in a space character after GM (GM /NS-151) hence why it wasn’t recognised in the system. Apologies.


#3

I fear there must have been something wrong with spotting today.
I activated at about noon and was unable to selfspot for my 20m SSB operation. However, the RBNHole did spot me perfectly when on CW.
73,

Guru


#4

Hi Guru the database server was down for a while which meant that SOTAWatch would not accept spots or alerts through it’s web page as it validates that a correct summit reference has been given. (SMS and smart phone Apps continue to be able to spot as they don’t validate what is entered).

However in Adrian’s case - as he realised himself - it was a typo on his part which stopped him being able to spot.

73 Ed.


#5

OK, Ed, thanks for the info.
Shame because I couldn’t work much on 20m SSB. I called CQ on 14.305 for a few times with obviously no response (no spot) and I finaly found 2 activations and managed to log a couple of S2S QSOs.
It’s great that we have CW and the RBNHole. What a fantastic feature.
73,

Guru


#6

Hi Guru, you could have used SMS or a smartphone app to spot, it was only the sotawatch web page that wasn’t accepting spots.

73 Ed.


#7

I tried the app SPOTmySOTA but it seemed to be out of service last week and so it seemed today. I’ll send a message to Iñigo @EA2CQ to let him know.
73,

Guru