In reply to 2E0YYY:
any help would be quite useful
The problem is you can’t please all the people all the time. Sometimes I find I can’t please any of the people any of the time! So rather than mixing all the differing interests automatically I think it’s better left to the users.
That means that SOTA spots appear here by default and if people want to add those spots to the DXcluster or other spotting sites then it’s their decision. Obviously some common sense is needed, the DXcluster is for DX so automatically pushing all SOTA spots would be wrong so you have to hope those posting to the cluster have some clue.
There are quite a few ways to help yourself Mike. But if we assume that you want help in addition to Sotawatch then you can consider the following ideas.
As you don’t wander terribly far from civilisation on your activations to date, you can probably get reliable internet access on your phone and put yourself onto the DX cluster direct. There are plenty of DXclusters that have web interfaces available. I’m thinking of web based access as that will be available on any phone that has net access.
An other way is the phone-a-friend / SMS-a-friend route. This requires nothing more than having a tame spotter you know will be in their shack and calling them with the details.
Everything else spots to Sotawatch using SMS/APRS or remote net access and we’ve already determined you want the spot somewhere in addition to there. So they’re not want you want.
Of course you could do the obvious… when there’s no propagation on the higher bands, come down to a band where there is propagation.