I was out for a walk on Saturday with the XYL with the intention to activate GW/NW-043 on route.
The plan was to self spot on arrival as I wanted to keep our timing fluid.
On arrival I setup at Watkins Tower ruins and started calling on 20m. The problem was that I couldn’t get a self spot out using Sotagoat on iPhone or Rucksack Sota on my Android phone. It seemed that I couldn’t even get a 2G signal surprisingly being within 1/2 mile of what looked like mobile transmitters. Unfortunately after 1/2 an hour of calling I had to accept failure and pack away to continue our walk
As I did have several bars of normal service it did occur to me that I would have been able to get an SMS out. With that in mind I have spent the last couple of days looking on reflector for information but was not able to get a clear picture what is current in terms of SMS gateways.
So after a rambling intro to the question can anyone tell me what is the best way to get a self spot out using SMS?