HI to everyone !
I am now confortably seat in my sofa, i can take few minuts to explain what is happened today!
As you know, this is the World Amateur Radio Day today ! For this event, we were allowed to use TM94WARD during those last days.
As i belong to the TM94WAR’s team, i decide to make 3 summits today with this special callsign… (FL/VO-080, FL/VO-170 and FL/VO-002)
In order to do well, i also put some alarms the day before …
and and and… began the problems…
First of all, i plan to park my car close to Rothenbachkopf, but the road was still closed ! Due to the snow! So i had to park to another place.
At that moment, i met OE5RTP and his wife OE5ORI who wanted to go also at that park place !
I suggest them to go to Hohneck FL/VO-002, much much easier.
So i decide to go to FL/VO-080 first but i made a mistake of navigation ans i walk and walk 5 km to understand that i was close to Hohneck !! As a beginner…
Anyway, i began with FL/VO-002 and not FL/VO-080 ! So the alarms sent wrong references !
Then, my colleagues of TM94WARD’s TEAM began to run on air ! As soon as they were cqing, the RBN detect them and put them as an activation on the SOTAWATCH!!!
I did not think about that before…
then i walk to FL/VO-170 and I decide to finish my tour with FL/VO-080 ! So the RBN was completely lost and my colleagues were CQing, and and and… big confusion for everybody…
In france, it is possible to transmit with special event callsign on each band in different mode all togheter !! We have a special website to coordinate who is transmitting or not.
So that is explaining that the guy on 7.024 was not a SOTA fan ! I was may be few minutes ago on 7.034. as a SOTA activation…
Anyway, it was a big confusion and i did QSO with many people who asked me if i was or not on summit !
Also, In France an event callsign cannot have an /p extension. One more reason to confuse…
By the way, i will not do anymore this kind of special event from summit, it creates more confusion for the chaser ! At the end i have done very few qso.
So. let me emtry my 3 log on the database, and everyone could see if they contact the good TM94WARD !
Sorry again for this big confusion ! Thanks to all the s2s, specially with Switzerland !
my best regards to all
Bob de F5HTR