[SCCC] FKeys for Writelog

H Lawrence Serra hlserra at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 15 09:50:24 PDT 2009

And some of us S&P/RUN toggle-challenged contesters set the N1MM S&P and RUN F-keys to all contain the same messages regardless of mode. This allows the actual F-keys to be labeled permanently regardless of mode. Then when RUNning, you use ESM (Enter Sends Message) to minimize keystrokes in RUN logging, but in S&P mode the only difference is that you use F-11 to send your call, F-12 to send your exchange, and to log a QSO you hit Alt-Enter instead of just Enter.Works great.

73, Larry N6NC
--- On Wed, 7/15/09, Glenn Rattmann <k6na at cts.com> wrote:

From: Glenn Rattmann <k6na at cts.com>
Subject: Re: [SCCC] FKeys for Writelog
To: "John Graf" <wa6l at arrl.net>, sddxcnews at yahoogroups.com, sccc at contesting.com
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 9:37 AM

Hmmm, this on-screen display and mouse-click of F-keys is already 
built-in to the N1MM program (you may also choose NOT to display the 
keys, if you need screen space for other windows...).  You can also 
right-click on any F-key and see the contents of ALL the keys, and 
make on-the-fly changes to them.  For SO2R, N1MM gives you two 
separate entry windows.  In either 1- or 2-radio mode, you can set up 
a "RUN" configuration and a "S&P" configuration for the 12 keys, so 
you can really tailor what you need to send specifically in a variety 
of scenarios.

Yes, I am a big fan of this (free) program, and recommend folks give it a try!

--Glenn K6NA

At 09:45 AM 7/14/2009, John Graf wrote:
>Hi, Folks, If you are not a Writelog user, you can stop now and delete this
>message. But if you are, you may be interested in a free program called
>"FKeys." The web site for FKeys is http://www.kregli.com/fkeys.htm The site
>provides a better explanation of what the program does than I can. But
>basically, it gives you an on-screen map of your function keys and what they
>are programmed to do. Best of all, you can click on the keys with your mouse
>instead of hitting the function key and get the same result. I used it for
>the first time during the IARU contest last weekend and it seemed to make a
>difference in how fast and accurate I was in sending my call, exchange, and
>so forth. You may want to give it a try.
>The program is free. The author also offers a program to assist with editing
>the Writelog .ini file.
>John, WA6L
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