> - Finished wiring up the PTT ckt at 2356Z on Friday night before WW. Why
> haven't I used this before?! Man, this is my new favorite feature of
> TR--simply fantastic! [As an aside, I've done a lot of analysis of my
> busted calls over the years, and darn near half of them on CW have been
> caused by missing the first CW element of a call--e.g., G4ABC becomes
> N4ABC. This feature will absolutely improve my busted call percentage!]
I heard a local during the contest on phone who had a delay after
his CQ machine finished the CQ. He would often miss the first
letter of the callsign. PTT control of the radio is the ONLY way
to go! I guess break-in is also okay, but I think it adds a lot
of fatique and isn't as useful with two radios.
> - This may be a total nightmare to code properly, but scoring for /MM
> stations in WW needs to be based on their zone and not their home call.
> For example, from TF3IRA, we worked UA2FM/MM in zone 33. We should get 3
> points for that (zone 33 is Africa), not just 1 (UA2 is Europe). I would
> put this at low-to-medium priority--hopefully it can be looked at before
> next year's WW.
If it was easy to code, it would already be implemented. It gets even
messier because some zones have more than one continent in them.
> - How 'bout some simple validation before logging CQ zones? I'm just
> thinking of 01 <= zone <= 40. A couple times I'd try to change a 5 to a 4
> (or whatever), get going a bit too fast, and end up logging zone 54 or 44
> or something equally invalid. I just used Ctrl-N to make a note to fix it
> later, but I'd rather have TR beep at me and force me to log it right in
> the first place. Just something very low priority for the wish list.
This could probably be done.
> - The "mult needs for" box covering up part of the mults list has always
> been a minor annoyance to me. In the past, I've always been able to
> restore the mults list by hitting Esc a time or two. But for some reason,
> in the 10-meter contest, this didn't work in SSB mode. It does still work
> on CW. Kinda weird . . . .
Are you using the BIG REMAINING LIST option? If you turn it off, the
window won't be as wide.
> - Along this same line, would it be possible to keep small mults lists
> always to the left of the area for the "mults need for" box? In other
> words, if you only have a small number of mults (like SS, or the domestic
> mults for 160 or 10), they would never get covered up. I realize you need
> the space for DX mults. Another very low priority wish list thing.
BIG REMAINING LIST = FALSE
> - Another very minor weird thing . . . when in SSB S&P mode and switching
> to CW (still S&P mode), the little down arrow auto send character count
> position marker thingy shows up (as if you were in CQ mode). It doesn't
> seem to do anything, however.
This is fixed for the next release. Hopefully there isn't a case
now when it doesn't appear when it should.
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