> I sit there running stations and everything goes smoothly and nicely.
> AUTO SEND CHARACTER COUNT = 4 and AUTO CALL TERMINATE = TRUE. I don't
> type the 4th character until I have the call. Super!
> Then this S3 guy comes through the noise - XY72/6ZO8XYZ/P/QRP, and I
> realize my brain registers are too short to remember the whole call. So I
> type it past the hanging down-arrow. The kilowatt turns on, nobody listening,
> and I have not heard to the end of the call. Escape is too slow here. I know
> now I should have pressed Alt-"-", but, had I done so, I had forgotten the
> call in the process anyway (thinking consumes resources).
> Now I dream of having
> FOOT SWITCH MODE = BRAKE to hold back all sending until I let it go.
> In a way opposite to START SENDING.
This is actually a very interesting idea. I guess my only concern
is that this sort of things probably happens once or twice during
a contest and dedicating the footswitch to addressing this issue
seems like a waste.
Probably if you only use it once in a while, the footswitch will be
pushed under the table somewhere where you can't get to it and
pressing Alt-K would be quicker.
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