Well, it depends on the contest and whether or not you use spots.
I don't use spots. I can imagine that 4 hours of spots in the bandmap
would look pretty silly.
In domestic contests such as NAQP on Sunday afternoon there are lots of
guys who have been in the same place for hours. It's sure nice to be
able to skip over them without waiting for half a Q. This can make
quite a difference to S&P rate.
>Jim, VE7FO writes:
>>I would like to be able to set it to, say, 4 hours as it makes S&P much
>Are you sure Jim? Four hours is forever in a contest. I actually adjusted the
>the other direction and set the fade to 20 mins during the WPX. Except for the
>CQ beacons I doubt too many spots last more then a hour. Also we get spots
>few seconds which really load the band maps. Ten meter spots fills the screen
>fast and the new spots refresh the faded mults often. Leaving really old spots
>bandmap would seem to me a waste of valuable time for the single-op assisted.
>This, of course, has little to do with TRLog programming, I'm sure they can
>set it to
>any time you want, it was the contest strategy that caught my attention.
>73 Rich KL7RA
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