My comments will offer no assistance to anyone, but I did think RTTY was a little ambitious the other day Tom. I did listen using the correct mode on the spotted frequency though, this explains why I heard nothing.
I have tested posting spots & alerts using my mobile phone & everything seems to work ok. I do not use Spotlite, I simply login to the site as I would at home via my phones web browser. My phone is a smartphone, but it is only capable of GPRS, not 3G. I like to lag behind the masses, in order to maintain the very good mobile coverage I have always enjoyed.
RTTY from a summit is not too far fetched an idea & I’m certain it has already been done. Even I have one of the very nice, small & compact “netbooks” that can be picked up for a good price at many PC retailers, it wouldn’t take much to interface it with a radio.
I’ve never had much success with RTTY from home, but I have had the odd SSTV QSO, I wonder if there are any activators, or even chasers who would like to try Slow Scan Television? I’m sure it must already have been done, it would mean more kit to carry, but a virtually live picture from a summit, with all QSO details overlaid would be nice to have, wouldn’t it?
Think of the possibilities for Summit to Summit!
Sorry, I have have waffled a bit & totally left the original subject of the thread.
I have so far had no problems posting spots from my mobile phone.