Here are my reasons for paddles.
1. I am used to jumping to the paddles for fills, I haven't tried the F10
(or is it F12) yet. So it is a comfort factor.
2. I think the paddles are easier to reply with fills because you can have
the keyer set a little slower (I use a separate keyer) and can space things
out customly (is that a word?).
No offense, understand. I have questions about others habits, I guess it is
just is whatever works best. I am not a fulltime, hardcore contester so I
may do things differently if I was that way. What ended up finally selling
me on TR was the S&P features. "CT is a 1-land CQ only mode program".
73, Dan KI6X
> From: K8KFJ@aol.com[SMTP:K8KFJ@aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 1999 11:39 AM
> To: Daniel.Violette@West.Boeing.com
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TRLog] ESC key blues
> In a message dated 2/23/99 11:59:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, KI6X writes:
> > I correct my callsign and then send an exchange by paddles and use this
> > finish up.
> Why use paddles Dan? I've heard others also indicate they use paddles in
> conjunction with the software....something I've never understood.
> mode is one keystroke to get in....and one keystroke to exit (nothing
> could be
> simplier or faster).
> Understand, I'm not being critical of your procedures Dan....I'm just
> to satisfy my own curiousity here. If you're truly going to master the
> software, it seems one must learn to utilize all the software features
> intentionaly circumvent them by going to paddles).
> There's probably an obvious answer to this that I'm overlooking. Help me
> here, OK?
> 73 //Gary *K8KFJ*
> West Virginia <residing under the huge shadow of N4ZR> :-)
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