[na-user] Software Lockout ???
Jim Pratt <email@example.com>
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 09:33:31 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Bill Fisher - W4AN wrote:
> Anyway... what say? Anyone else see this as being useful?
I agree this would be useful. I was going to use the PTT function for
this through a hardware lockout box, but since I am still forced to use
VOX on my FT1000MP, I can't. I have used an interlock device on the CW
keying lines for years, with "priority" selected from my other hardware
headphone/misc switchbox. Since CT (which I usually use) doesn't have a
CW keyer built in (at least not yet), I need external keyers for paddle
use on each radio, which also forces a hardware solution.
I go back and forth on whether things are better implemented in software
or hardware. I usually get excited and immediately answer "software",
but then things get implemented incorrectly or that implementation leads
to other bugs, etc. Since I don't write the software code and CAN build
and modify the hardware, I tend to lean to hardware solutions.
73, Jim N6IG
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