I have recently had an email from David, GW0OGI, complaining that his XYL had found out that his callsign had been spotted in the SOTA database on days that he was supposed to be in work! David is not currently a SOTA activator so he was a bit surprised!
Checking against my log, I realised a chaser had entered my callsign incorrectly, changing the 8 to a 0, thus saving his marriage
Last week I did a surprise activation near Edinburgh as GM8OGI/P. I was a bit put out when a couple of stations called me John, but hey, my memory’s not what it used to be either. When I got home and looked at the day’s spots however, I realised that in fact John GM8OTI/P had been on an hour earlier.
Sometimes I get called Gerald (G4OIG), GW8OIG, etc etc.
So please bear in mind:
GW0OGI is not currently a SOTA activator.
There are now several similar callsigns with O,I and G in them, please check which one you are working!!
Ian, Golf Whiskey Eight Oscar Golf India