I saw your spot but I’m afraid it was a bit too late by the time I got my remote station working and got to your frequency on 20m SSB searching for your signals.
Nothing was heard from either you nor any of your possible chasers. Shame…
Those things you describe about the Windows update and so on, are some of the reasons why I’ll never go to a mountain relying the activation on a laptop, iPad and the like. They are often far too unreliable, so they are all I definitely don’t want to have to deal with when in the peaceful and enjoyable top of a mountain.
That’s why I’ve never tried any digital mode after an RTTY experience I had many, many years ago which struck me as extremely boring.
But, don’t get me wrong. This is just my feel and my choice while respecting and having nothing against any of you playing digi modes.