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[TRLog] 6.16/6.18 observations

Subject: [TRLog] 6.16/6.18 observations
From: (Wagner)
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 06:33:23 -0500
PTT is definitely the way to go, Tree.

Why didn't you implement it via the radio
serial interface?  It might not handle all
situations, but it would save some
TR users from having to wire up the


Tree N6TR wrote:

> > - 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.
> > - 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.
> 73 Tree
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