In reply to DL4MFM:
spotlite/self spotting I never used, it is not necessary. The SOTA
community is very intent. Sometimes, when I check the SWR of my
antenna with a long daaaaaaaah, the first …–… are coming over the
band. Thanks to all chasers.
Yes Mario, self spotting is not necessary if you start on 7.032, but very useful if you start on 10 or 14 MHz, or when you have to change QRG because of RTTY contest… hi !
May be it is the same when you are on SSB.
Purist can think that spotlite should not exists (cluster too) but It’s very frustrating to climb for few hours and, when on summit, get no answer… and go down without any (or with 1 or 2) contact.
topic: had today a lot of S2S QSOs. Points are growing for the next S2S->award class and I can use this points in my chaser entry.
Fine Mario, S2S QSOs are very attractive, specially with low power.