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[TRLog] TR vs. CT features (a wish)

Subject: [TRLog] TR vs. CT features (a wish)
From: (Eric Raub)
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 09:37:45 -0600
I think this would be a great feature, Mark. This would especially be
helpful with NAQP.

I'd like to throw out one more addition to the wishlist.  I would like to
see a dumb terminal added into TRLog so that it could be used for RTTY
contests. I'm not advocating Tree create a RTTY module using a sound card
(If he's going to work with the soundcard, I'd rather see him use that for
the simulator).  In the past I've actually used TRLog to log RTTY contests
(NAQP, CQ WW, etc.), but I always had to have a second computer setup as the
terminal.  Put the dumb terminal where the bandmap is now, and program the
function keys to send through to the TNC.  Yeah...there are other contest
programs out on the market right now for this purpose, but they don't have
the service that TRLog has.

73, KI0MI

> Of significantly more value to me, for instance, would be arranging the
> multiplier list (for domestic contests) in columns by call area instead of
> in straight alphabetical order.  For me, at least, processing the info
> way is about 10 times more intuitive than searching a straight
> list of abbreviations.  Plus, (I think everybody USED to do this but it is
> now a lost art), when (S&P) you hear a W9 and you see you don't need any
> W9s, you can spin the knob sooner.  This is possible when mults are
> presented as described above, but not possible at present, because in the
> time it takes to search the list for Il, In and Wi, you may as well have
> copied his whole call and exchange and checked it the "old-fashioned way."
> This is something I miss from the pencil-and-paper days.
> Yes, I understand all the reasons that this is difficult to implement, but
> that does not make the concept any less of a good idea.  Yes it would take
> effort on Tree's part.  This is why I bring it up in this context.  No
> offense intended, but compared to the first wish above, I hope Tree will
> apply his limited resources to the most important things first, as many
> have said before on this reflector.
> (Boy will I feel stupid if this has already been implemented since the
> time I mentioned it.)
> Mark, N5OT
> "Sometimes an amplifier just makes your signal louder."
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