[na-user] Auto Insert to Band Map
Charles Shaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wed, 05 Feb 1997 20:53:43 -0700
Dave and John:
> Last week we had an interesting discussion started by Karel, OK2FD
> about automatically having the callsign inserted into the Band Map
> when the space bar was pressed. I see a problem with this in that
> partial calls will get into the band map.
>I thought about this also before returning my support for
>the idea. I believe the key to remember is that if the radio
>frequency stays the same, the K8garblegarble, will be over-
>written with K8Cgarble, and then finally K8CC. I wouldn't
>expect multiple entries in the band map unless the frequency was
>changed between attempts. If my logic is wrong let us know.
I wouldn't mind having K8garblegarble in the band map (after no success in
working him) if I thought it was a station that would benefit my score when
I later returned to that frequency. AND, if I could manually delete calls
from the band map at will, I could remove him when needed. I could also
delete a call from the map if he leaves the band before I am able to work
him. (You can probably tell from my comments that I spend too much time in
DXing mode and not enough in Contesting mode, and that I'm partial to 160
meters.) The technical stuff is all Dave's!
Charles W. Shaw, N5UL
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