[SCCC] FKeys for Writelog

Glenn Rattmann k6na at cts.com
Wed Jul 15 10:17:21 PDT 2009

Fair enough.  Your brain just needs a de-frag! ;-)

But, how can you live without this:
You are S&Ping your way up the band.  You start typing in a call to 
check for dupe.  You see instantly that it's a dupe (usually only 3 
or 4 characters are needed, because it shows you instantly by 
color-change the 'likelihood' that it's a dupe and your memory often 
tells you the rest).  Now-- you don't have to reach for the WIPE key 
or do anything else to clear the entry window-- you just turn the 
receiver knob and everything magically wipes and you are ready for 
the next encounter.

Kinda like the big red EASY button...!


At 09:55 AM 7/15/2009, John Graf wrote:
>Hi, Glenn,
>I guess it is all in what you know and what you are used to.  I think N1MM
>is a fine program.  However, I am worried that since my brain is already
>full, learning a new program would cause me to lose other important
>information, such as my address or how to mix a martini.    So I will stick
>with Writelog.
>John, WA6L
>On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Glenn Rattmann <k6na at cts.com> wrote:
> >  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.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> > John, WA6L
> >
> >
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