[RTTY] Exchanges

David Levine david at levinecentral.com
Sun Jul 17 15:57:53 PDT 2011


I use N1MM and there are some real neat features but once in a while, if I'm
not paying attention and do something out of sequence, where N1MM thinks I
am in the exchange is different then where I really am. It's not N1MM's
fault but my fault and as I use the features more, it becomes less of a
problem. In fact, I know I blew it when I was working Ed, W0YK, and the
cursor was in the wrong field. The 2 "oops" that happen are instead of
sending my own call or report it sends AGN? AGN? or it might send my
exchange vs my call.

Maybe in the 366 contacts I made there were 8-10 "oops" moments. Not sure if
that factors into what you experienced, but it could at least add to the

K2DSL - David

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 5:52 PM, <edfelter at cox.net> wrote:

> After my CQ, I noticed several stations answering with their call and their
> contest exchange on their first transmission.  Several years ago I saw this
> develope in the early PSK contests, but didn't think much about it.  I spent
> only about 4 hours (102 Qs) in the NAQP but saw enough instances of this
> "new" protocol to give it some thought.  I would answer with my report but
> also would quickly remove the last callsign and <RXC> and hit my TU QRZ
> macro to hold frequency.
> Is this to be come the new and accepted protocol?  I'll change my macros
> according if so.  Just curious!
> 73,
> Ed, AI6O

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