[ct-user] Doubt in multi-op operations

Jim Pratt Jim Pratt <n6ig@netcom.com>
Wed, 5 Aug 1998 08:36:07 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 4 Aug 1998, Gary Yantis wrote:

> F2 key.  If you have two (or more) computers and radios on a network it 
> will not send the same serial number twice.

Sorry, this isn't true.  

If you have LOGGED the QSO on one computer, the other computer won't send 
the same serial number.  But if both are starting a QSO at the same time, 
they WILL send the same serial number.  This is why I, and others who use 
two computers for two rigs, single op, log the QSO with phoney 
information then go back and edit it to put in the correct info.

I had a long discussion with K1EA at Dayton about this, I believe a fix 
is forthcoming, namely some sort of "reservation" system for serial 
numbers per rig.  You "reserve" the number, if you make the QSO that 
number gets logged, if not the number gets dumped.  If a number is 
"reserved" on one computer, it should increment the next available number 
for all other computers.  This feature should continue for two, three, 
four computers, etc.  This is an issue for all serial number contests 
like SS, WPX, CQP, etc., where you have networked computers.

73, Jim  N6IG

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