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Re: [Trlog] Sprint CQ using f7/f8

To: "'Tree'" <>
Subject: Re: [Trlog] Sprint CQ using f7/f8
From: "Dale Martin" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:21:39 -0600
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Between Jim/N3BB and Tree, I think I've in the TRLog Sprint SO2R mindset

It was all in the way I was doing it and now that I know not to F7/8 until
the exchange is being sent to me in the second QSO of the 'couplet' as Jim
called it, it seems to work.  

And, I have a couple of days to practice now...Usually, at this stage of my
sudden comprehension of a new concept/procedure, it's only 15 minutes before
the contest!!!

Dale, kg5u

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tree [] 
> Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 10:27 AM
> To: Dale Martin
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [Trlog] Sprint CQ using f7/f8
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 09:22:28AM -0600, Dale Martin wrote:
> > I read up on Tree's paper on using F7/F8 in Sprint.  
> > 
> > I created a sprint cfg in Trlog 6.85. 
> > 
> > When CQ'ing on radio1 using F1 and entering a call<enter> as if a 
> > station answered my cq on radio2, the station's call and my 
> exchange 
> > are appended to the end of the cq on radio1.  It doesn't 
> automatically 
> > switch to radio2 to answer the caller there: neither the 
> trlog screen 
> > display of the active radio nor actual radio switching takes place.
> This doesn't make sense to me.  You would not be CQing on 
> radio 1 using F1 if you had previously called a CQ on radio 2 
> - using F7/F8.  Please describe the operating scenario that 
> made you do this.  
> > When CQ'ing using F7/F8 to CQ on radio2 (inactive radio) 
> and entering 
> > a call while the CQ is happening, the first letter of the 
> call stops 
> > the CQ and the
> > radio2 switches to become the active radio.  
> This is because you have TWO RADIO MODE on I believe.
> > This is the second sprint setup in trlog I have tried; the 
> first was 
> > in 6.79 and that worked differently, but didn't work as 
> described in 
> > Tree's writeup, either.
> There might be something wrong with 6.85 - which I would like 
> to understand.
> > The CQ's in F7/F8 of the CQ and EX modes are as Trlog set 
> them up.  I 
> > haven't messed with them.
> > 
> > Here's my most of my 07nascw1.cfg.  Can anyone see where I may have 
> > gone astray? I only added Possible call colors and the 
> Relay Control 
> > Port assignment (otherwise, there was no radio keying switching). 
> > Turning on/off Two Radio Mode and/or Skip Active Band made 
> no difference.
> Well, I think turning off TWO RADIO MODE is a good first 
> step.  This should not be turned on for the sprint.  
> Perhaps a hint is that you really can only be CQing on one 
> band at a time.
> You should do that with F7/F8 and S&P on your active band.  
> You either find someone to call on the active band (pressing 
> SPACE BAR to call him), or someone answers your F7/F8 cq on 
> the inactive band.  You should not be a position to enter a 
> callsign while a CQ is happening.  
> The program is used in a totally different way in the sprint 
> - almost upside down and backwards from how it gets used in the SS.
> Tree

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