Ward Silver wrote:
> What this does require is for the logging software authors to create a
> feature called "Spot Prefixes Only" or "Spot First Three Characters Only"
> (yes, the special 1x1 calls will get a free ride...so what) in new versions
> of the program. How about it N1MM programmers? This should be really easy,
> since the program already determines the call sign prefix for multiplier and
> heading information. It's a "simple matter of programming".
Sure, it could be added to N1MM (although, when you think it through, it's not
so "simple"), but the scenario would look like this:
Within moments of a "G4" spot showing up, some do-gooder will spot the full
call. In fact, the do-gooder will be doing this with the full support of every
assisted and multi-op station. The assisted and multi's are going to hate to
a band map full of "G4" stations - they want the full call, so that the bandmap
only shows needed stations, not a bunch of ambiguous "G4" spots. Sure, some
"simple" programming could be done to only self-spot full calls, and not
broadcast them to the world, but this wouldn't really benefit anyone.
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