Spotting myself or others?

How do I spot myself or other contacts on HAMRS windows version?

HAMRS just displays the spots for you. To spot yourself or another ham, you need to visit the web site, log in, and spot from their site.

The biggest advantage to having the spots in HAMRS is the ability to import a spot to your log.

For what it’s worth, based on comments relative to a software package released by another developer, the POTA program leadership discourages completely duplicating the spotting functionality into a stand-alone software package.

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Self-Spotting using email/Winlink…

POTA spotting actions can be submitted by sending an email (Winlink/other) to with all commands being sent in the subject line only. The body of emails will be ignored.

The following commands are currently supported:


SPOT [ActivatorCall] [ParkReference] [FreqInKhz] [Mode] [Comment]

#Example: SPOT W4PI K-TEST 14321 SSB This is a comment

#View Active Spots

VIEWSPOTS #An email reply will be sent with a list of active spots.


Marc - VA3BLV