I have run into a problem spotting with APRS for which I need help. For the past couple of activations, I have tried to use APRS to spot for my wife and it keeps reverting to my own callsign as I am the one sending the message. I thought at first I was formatting the message incorrectly, but the format seems to be correct as far as I can tell. Here is an example of what I am trying to send (message body only):
W4T/SU-001 14.000 OTHER K1LIZ TEST
Of course while on a summit, I used the correct mode and frequency. But just a short while ago at home I used the above as a test and it shows my callsign (KI4TN) in the spot when it shows up on SOTAwatch. The spot showed the word “TEST” in the comment, but skipped over her callsign.
We were away from SOTA for a while last spring due to a medical situation, but this method worked before as I was able to spot for her using APRS quite often. But it has not worked for me lately.
Has something changed that won’t recognize spotting for another person? Is it possible that the new database is not recognizing her and I need to get her registered?
Any help is appreciated.