Yeah, CTRL-ENTER is one of the greatest features. With the paddles in
parallel, I probably used C-E a few hundred times during the weekend.
Before that, I was always hitting ALT-K or the VOX switch.
Not one lockup the entire weekend.
73, Jim N9JF
>I agree with the ESC issue. I think I may have used it enough by now though
>(still a part time user) that I finally got out of the habit of hitting ESC
>more to get it to stop faster. But my biggest break through was CRTL-ENTER.
>It can become your friend. It logs the QSO without sending anything. I
>correct my callsign and then send an exchange by paddles and use this to
>> From: CPreddy@aol.com[SMTP:CPreddy@aol.com]
>> Sent: Monday, February 22, 1999 5:18 PM
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: [TRLog] ESC key blues
>> After using TR 6.35 this weekend I was reminded of some recent discussion
>> this reflector concerning the means to exit S&P mode. The biggest problem
>> had was with the ESC key causing unwanted return to CQ mode. I am now
>> in favor of disabling ESC for this purpose or letting it be a config
>> For us pop-guns in contests like ARRL_DX S&P is not a sub-mode of CQ to be
>> ESC'ed from, it is the only viable mode. I found myself developing a
>> conditioned reflex to slam ESC when something went awry, which it did
>> once an hour. The most common failure came when I used F2 to send the
>> instead of ENTER to also log the contact, usually because I was not
>> sure of the info. Sometimes a subsequent ENTER simply logged the contact,
>> while other times it also started to send the exchange again. I was never
>> to understand the logic for this circumstance. A couple of desperate jabs
>> ESC and the next guy was likely to get a CQ instead of my call. Ouch.
>> again. Ouch again; sore index finger. Since TAB gets you into S&P, it is
>> logical to have Shift-TAB get you out. I would love to have another key
>> labeled. "Gee, this freq sounds clear. I think I'll try a CQ right now and
>> what happens" to drop you into CQ mode and start CQ with one stroke. Of
>> it might be hard to fit the label on a template..
>> An unrelated issue concerning the smileys for new multipliers: Great new
>> feature, but it sure would be nice to have a way to refresh the screen
>> new mults are worked. Mis-keys aside, the program worked flawlessly and
>> was a
>> joy to use. I more than doubled my score from last year. OK, maybe
>> had a little something to do with it...
>> Carl, KU2N
>> FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/trlogfaq.html
>> Submissions: email@example.com
>> Administrative requests: trlog-REQUEST@contesting.com
>> Problems: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Feature Wishlist: http://web.jzap.com/n6tr/trwish.html
>FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/trlogfaq.html
>Administrative requests: trlog-REQUEST@contesting.com
>Feature Wishlist: http://web.jzap.com/n6tr/trwish.html
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/trlogfaq.html
Administrative requests: trlog-REQUEST@contesting.com
Feature Wishlist: http://web.jzap.com/n6tr/trwish.html