I had an activation back in 2014 where I did activate one summit with a friend. He brought his own equipment I did mine, but honestly I lent him my shack, as he had trouble on the peak - so I think we were considered a team after all.
When we finished, he went down the hill with the group (it was not a HAM group, and I had to take down the wires, etc), so I stayed in Activation Zone, while he did descend already down the hill out of AZ. We made a QSO via handhelds (2m) and logged (I did log as Activator, and he as Chaser).
The questions are:
(1) did it violate any rules in 2014?
(2) And does it violate any current SOTA rules or spirit in the scenario mentioned above?
If so, I am ready to correct the log by erasing the QSO, but if it does not violate any rule or spirit, I would maintain it as my friend wanted to “chase” the summit acc. to then-available rules.
Thank you in advance for your views, esp. from the MT or long time experts. I like to be 100% compliant and since the subject was brought up by my friend, I would like to have an honest and independent opinion. I think it will be also useful opinion for others, thus I am asking about current rules as well.