On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 08:26:31AM -0800, Tree wrote:
> 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.
This has puzzled me for years, and I think I now understand
why I haven't been able to use Tree's SO2R Sprint method.
If I understand this correctly, it requires using a visible
dupe sheet. I am so used to the computer telling me whether
a call is a dupe, that I never developed dupe sheet reading
skills. (See KR2Q's recent post on skills of yesterday.)
Also, if I understand this method correctly, it requires that
you call a station that you just found via S&P by pressing the
space bar, WITHOUT first typing their call sign. If you do type
their call first, that call is interpreted as an answer to your
other radio's CQ. Do I have this right? In other words, when in
S&P mode, you have to find a station CQing, determine his call,
read the dupe sheet, then hit the space bar, correct? I can't
seem to do that before someone else pounces first.
After a hundreds of thousands of contest QSOs, I seem to be mentally
programmed to type a call sign the very second that I hear it, and
that won't work with this method of operating. I don't know if I can
switch things around, but I'd like to know if my understanding is
correct or not. I spent the first hour of the Sprint figuring out
that I could not figure it out, but now I think I see why. Maybe?
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