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[TRLog] ESC key blues

Subject: [TRLog] ESC key blues
From: (Violette, Daniel R)
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 08:58:55 -0800
I agree with the ESC issue.  I think I may have used it enough by now though
(still a part time user) that I finally got out of the habit of hitting ESC
more to get it to stop faster.  But my biggest break through was CRTL-ENTER.
It can become your friend.  It logs the QSO without sending anything.  I
correct my callsign and then send an exchange by paddles and use this to
finish up.

Dan KI6X

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> Sent:         Monday, February 22, 1999 5:18 PM
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> Subject:      [TRLog] ESC key blues
> After using TR 6.35 this weekend I was reminded of some recent discussion
> on
> this reflector concerning the means to exit S&P mode. The biggest problem
> I
> had was with the ESC key causing unwanted return to CQ mode. I am now
> strongly
> in favor of disabling ESC for this purpose or letting it be a config
> option.
> For us pop-guns in contests like ARRL_DX S&P is not a sub-mode of CQ to be
> ESC'ed from, it is the only viable mode. I found myself developing a
> conditioned reflex to slam ESC when something went awry, which it did
> about
> once an hour. The most common failure came when I used F2 to send the
> exchange
> instead of ENTER to also log the contact, usually because I was not
> completely
> sure of the info. Sometimes a subsequent ENTER simply logged the contact,
> while other times it also started to send the exchange again. I was never
> able
> to understand the logic for this circumstance. A couple of desperate jabs
> at
> ESC and the next guy was likely to get a CQ instead of my call. Ouch.
> Jab-jab
> again. Ouch again; sore index finger. Since TAB gets you into S&P, it is
> logical to have Shift-TAB get you out. I would love to have another key
> labeled. "Gee, this freq sounds clear. I think I'll try a CQ right now and
> see
> what happens" to drop you into CQ mode and start CQ with one stroke. Of
> course
> it might be hard to fit the label on a template..
> An unrelated issue concerning the smileys for new multipliers: Great new
> feature, but it sure would be nice to have a way to refresh the screen
> after
> new mults are worked. Mis-keys aside, the program worked flawlessly and
> was a
> joy to use. I more than doubled my score from last year. OK, maybe
> sunspots
> had a little something to do with it...
> 73 
> Carl, KU2N
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