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Re: [CQ-Contest] saving us from ourselves

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] saving us from ourselves
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 00:00:57 -0600 (CST)
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Makes me think of having computer-controlled driverless race cars.  Or 
maybe having two computers play chess with each other.  Might be fun for 
the programmers, but who else?

Maybe we ought to have at least one old-fashioned contest each year.  No 
packet at all, no computer logs, everyone logs on paper and mails their 
logs in. I'd be in on it!

73, Zack W9SZ

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 km9m-zig@comcast.net wrote:

> I don't know about these......  Why not have the computer power up the 
> station, you close the door,leave the house for the weekend, and 48 hrs later 
> look and see how your computer/software did in the contest?  I think we'd be 
> better off knowing the rigs we're using.. The hobby is getting a little "too 
> software" dependent!  IMHO
> 73,
> Zig KM9M (V26CW)
> member of V26DX Team 
> > KE1FO dreamed:
> > 
> > >I would love it if contest logging sofware authors would implement a way
> > >to inhibit trasmittion of at least computer generated stuff (cw and voice
> > >  messages) if the transmit VFO is set outside a bandplan designated by th
> > >e user.
> > 
> > I can see this being easily accomplished by not asserting PTT.  On CW, if
> > logging program is also handling the paddles, then it could also refuse to
> > assert PTT for both canned messages & hand sent bits.
> > 
> > Great idea, especially for rigs where it might not be so obvious to the 
> > operator
> > if the radio is set to work split.
> > 
> > 73, VR2BrettGraham
> > 

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