Yesterday I activated two summits, GW/SW-008 and GW/SW-010. On the second I sent three spot via Rucksack Radio, for 5MHz and 7MHz. I got not chasers and suspected a problem. I called for a while until the battery was flagging and I went to the WAB net who saved the day.
When I got home I checked the spots and, as I suspected, none had appeared. At the time all showed as ‘Message sent’. I then tried to re-send the last spot as TEST IGNORE, and with the frequency changed from 7.125 to 7.000 to underline that. It appeared on the spot list. I then searched the sent texts list and found that the contents of the texts sent from the afternoon activation were completely consistent with the spots I sent successfully in the morning.
Has anyone else had these problems? This is the second time in recent weeks this has happened. Without knowing what the problem is I don’t know what I need to do to improve reliability. Thanks.