[CQ-Contest] Flex Radio Question

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Wed May 7 12:36:28 EDT 2014

Exactly, Jack.  Using an SDR with the current user-interface is like 
using a fancy Agilent spectrum analyzer as a communication receiver.  
Fabulous specs and operating controls galore but not very well suited 
(yet) to the task at hand - which is competitive operating focused on 
copying signals.

The current UI is *way* too distracting to me - but someone who grows up 
with one and has a mental model of the spectrum and operating controls 
compatible with the UI wouldn't have that issue. (i.e. - I'm an Old 
Phart and set in my ways.)

The SDR environment has huge potential to combine visual and audible 
elements - bring it on!

73, Ward N0AX

On 5/7/2014 11:00 AM, cq-contest-request at contesting.com wrote:
> So, IMHO, the primary obstacle to "adopting the technology" of SDRs in
> contesting is the immaturity, or non-existence, of the human-interface and
> contest-specific SDR software.

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