KX0R was incorrectly spotted on the wrong summit by the RBN Hole on SOTAWatch today, Oct 23, 2021.
If you contacted KX0R today, Oct 23, between 1643Z and 1927Z, my correct summit is W0C/SR-052, Thorodin Mountain. I was not on W0C/FR-185 today, and most of my many spots are incorrect.
The incorrect spots stated my summit as W0C/FR-185, Centennial Cone. My alert was done correctly for W0C/FR-185 before I left home. I intended to activate this fun peak, but no legal parking was available at the trailhead.
Instead I activated W0C/SR-052, Thorodin Mountain, a few miles away. Since I was almost on time on Thorodin, most of my spots showed the wrong summit.
K6HPX kindly posted a correct spot for W0C/SR-052 for my 40M CW activation. Unfortunately, most of my chasers probably never knew there was a problem. I sent my correct summit reference repeatedly, on each band, and I attempted to get some of the stronger chasers to re-spot me, but except for K6HPX, none of them picked up the ball.
My various S2S contacts all contained the correct summit ref, so those should be OK.
In general you should go with what you hear on the air from activators, not on what you see on the Internet. Many situations can lead to a change in the summit that is actually activated. If you do a lot of activating, you will have to change plans occasionally.
When I log S2S contacts from other activators, I see many situations where the spots and the summit information from the activator are not the same. This happens for a variety of reasons.
The BAD news is that many of you need to correct your logs. I haven’t done my log yet, but I see about 80 contacts, mostly from different chasers and activators. It was a great day on Thorodin! It’s an almost perfect, quiet, high peak, really fantastic for HF and VHF propagation in all directions! I got 4 EU stations today - thank you for the DX! The piles were deep and loud, especially on 20M.
The good news is that W0C/SR-052 Thorodin stands at 3213M or 10540 feet, much higher than W0C/FR-185 Centennial Cone, at 2656M, or 8679 feet.
W0C/SR-052 is 6 points - this is CORRECT.
W0C/FR-185 is 2 points - WRONG summit.
That should help a bit.
Thank you and 73!