[CQ-Contest] Voice Keyers
ricp at ultranet.com
Thu Apr 8 16:46:18 EDT 1999
One more thought in the voice keyer discussion.
We at KV1W MM have, starting this year, been using WriteLog.
Along with that comes the opportunity to use the computers sound capability.
We have found both the WriteLog logging product to be excellent as
well as the use of the computer sound board. AND it's there ( read that FREE ).
It's completely integrated here in all three positions ( all IC-756's).
We would agree that the advanced capabilities are seldom used in "heavy duty"
contesting, it's mostly CQ and especially for CQ on splits, with RX freq
Some ops will use TU QRZ also.
It includes seperate operator files, so each op can do their own thing.
( It has all the phonetics, individuals and combos, but I have never used them
My 2 cents worth !!
Dennis Vernacchia wrote:
> I agree, just used for mostly CQing in lean times so
> you'll have a voice left on Monday after the contest is
> the DVP's greatest utilitarian value.
> I will sometimes also use the
> "QSL QRZ NR6R" if it's a late contest run and my
> voice is weak, otherwise just for CQs is fine.
> Yes, voice/tonal inflection is a great controller
> and one can just say their callsign ONLY in the right way and
> and thereceiving stations will understand it as
> QSL and I'm ready for the next guy !
> 73, Dennis N6KI/NR6R
> At 11:44 PM 4/7/99 +0100, Robert Kaufmann wrote:
> >I've been monitoring the Ct-User mail regarding Digital Voice Keyers. As
> >who enjoys phone contests, I'm interested in the contesting community
> >to the following opinion.
> >Voice keyers seem to me to be an excellent addition to the contesters
> >However, I often find that when things get really hectic and rates start to
> >climb, they can
> >become more of a liability than an asset. By that I mean that tonal
> >inflection and speed of
> >response are very important in pileup control. Voice keyers do not have the
> >ability to
> >vary speed very easily and they don't accent a letter very well when
> >necessary . ( They
> >also don't have the ability to say: the alpha bravo- stand by, delta bravo
> >ONLY .
> >I have a K1EA type card and do not use the alphanumeric generator because it
> >sounds too
> >mechanical. Sometimes I also get the feeling that people get turned off by
> >working a
> >machine rather than a live person. This is especially true in SS ( my
> >favorite test) when
> >snagging the casual op is very important.
> >I'm interested to know if any of the more successful phone ops use it for
> >than as a CQ machine. Its great for that. My feeling is that if I've got to
> >copy the call
> >and acknowledge it, I'm halfway there anyway. I might as well say "W1ABC QSL
> >Rob Kaufmann VE4GV
> >rkaufman at videon.wave.ca
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