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[TRLog] Can't abort CW immediately w/ Esc

Subject: [TRLog] Can't abort CW immediately w/ Esc
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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 11:19:15 -0800 (PST)
> > I find the same problem.  Hitting Esc does NOT abort the CW immediately,
> > which causes panic in every CW contest.  I'm finally learning that a
> This happened to me half a dozen times this past weekend. I'm pretty sure 
> that ESC used to kill the CW instantly, even on my ancient 20 MHz computer. 
> It certainly doesn't any more. Sometimes the whole exchange got sent even 
> though I hit the ESC as soon as I realised what was happening.
>   Doc  N7DR
> PS The reason this happened was because of the following scenario:
> I'm in S&P mode. I hear someone send a power, so I dump that in the 
> exchange window. Then he sends his call (perhaps he's only signing every 
> two or three Qs) and I put the call in the exchange window. Then I hit 
> <ENTER> to call him. TR's state machine doesn't seem to understand that I 
> haven't called him before. It believes (erroneously) that because there is 
> already an entry in the exchange field, it's already called the guy. So 
> instead of sending N7DR, it sends 599CO, which makes me sound like even 
> more of a lid than I really am.

So, the program is busy updating the log files on your hard drive and
pressing any key on the keyboard will not be processed until the
hard drive activity is completed.

Running SMARTDRV will elimiante this delay.


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