I apologise beforehand if this ruffles feathers but has SSB died on the SOTA scene except for the few hard core.
Looking at the spots in the last 72 hours there was 84 spots. 6 x FM . 10 SSB and the rest CW. With some SSB gone before you can turn the beam or tune up.
With all respect to the activators with all the effort taken to walk up the summits to operate and safety being the most important thing with conditions etc, would it not be possible for a bit of SSB activity as most people now use multimode equipment these days when time allows if not rushing off too soon.
You often hear comments regarding the SOTA becoming a private club but for myself it is just a bit of fun to collect WAB squares and other awards along the way.
There must be a lot of SSB operators out there with similar views; I here people say well use FM which is fine but in this area its all cooking or fishing on most popular channels.
From East of the Great M5 M6 East West Divide .
Many thanks for looking .