[na-user] Software Lockout ???

Jim Pratt Jim Pratt <n6ig@netcom.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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