But I’m doing multiple summits, how will RBNHole know which one?
RBNHole isn’t psychic; it’s just a pretty good guesser. You will be spotted if you are within the time window for your alert (-1/+3 hours), and if there are more than one alert that you’re within the window for, RBNHole will choose the one closest to your original alerted time.
Moral of the story, RBNHole will generally get it right, but when it doesn’t, it’s up to you to send a reference to the chasers. Someone will spot you on the right summit eventually.
I may be more than 3 hours late, or even a few hours early, can I alter the alert window?
Of course, you can use the syntax “S+XX” or “S-XX” in your alert comment to move the end or start of the window respectively. XX is the time in hours from the original alert time you want the window to start. Eg, S-3 S+12 in the comments of an alert at 0400 UTC would spot someone between 0100 UTC and 1600 UTC.
This sounds too hard, can I tell RBNHole to ignore me?
Yes. Put either RBNN, NoRBNGate or NoRBNHole in the comments section of the alert. If you want this to persist, you can email me, or contact me via the reflector, or contact via the SOTA MT contact form on sota.org.uk and I can permanently exclude you from RBNHole spotting.