I was activating G/SP-013 this morning, unfortunately, my phone signal (Sky Mobile) was absolutely dire, so I have had massive problems spotting myself, I wasn’t aware that some of the spots had repeated themselves, it only happened twice but two spots were repeated about 30 times! I have deleted all spurious spots
That’s a situation that we all find at some time. Deleting the spurious spots is a very thoughtful thing to do.
On a related topic, I wish all test spots seen were deleted as soon as they were visible, ie. when the test is completed.
73 Andrew VK1DA/VK2DA
Depending on how they are submitted it may be impossible for the originator to delete them.
There’s no secure way to submit your account details by SMS which is why they are submitted to Sotawatch by a special user. This means the user can’t delete them. I did write a feature that allowed you to send another SMS to delete your last spot but it wasn’t secure so you could delete other’s spots. That is turned off at present.
As Andrew said, it’s happened to most of us using the SMS spotting service (which I really like) in a marginal phone reception area. Like British buses, you wait for ages and then two come together.
Usually though, the problem is self inflicted where I make a syntax error (e.g. putting G LD 007 rather than G LD007 for the summit reference) so the server ignores my SMS.
Yes, understood, that’s where the app or tool used for creating the spot does it via a special user id rather than the user’s id.
I was actually spotting via the sotawatch webpage!
Yes I know, multi spots are most common when using mobile internet with a marginal signal. I was really replying to Richard. Everyone does understand you weren’t dancing on your phone keyboard