I have been asked a user of my APRS2SOTA spotting service if it is possible to suppress the current action of the system in adding /P to the call for all activations spotted by the system.
When I developed the idea of the service I thought that as a SOTA activation is not valid for stations that are not really /P that it made sense to auto-add /P to the call taken from the AX25 header (from which the APRS2SOTA system gets the appropriate call information unless another variant of the call is provided in the APRS data).
It seems to me that as SOTA has become more multinational the auto-addition of /P is becoming increasingly undesirable, however before I take the step of removing the auto-addition of /P does anyone have any opinion as to if adding the /P is really of any benefit.
Removing /P feels more appropriate (to me) than making any change to the format of the APRS data that is accepted by the system, which I kept as simple as I could from the start.
All stations using SOTAwatch should be listening to and logging whatever the activator is using at the time of the contact and not relying on the information posted on the site.