[SCCC] FKeys for Writelog

Dave LaBat dlabat at ca.rr.com
Wed Jul 15 10:51:03 PDT 2009

I am also trying to decide if I should migrate to N1MM from WL. If I 
remember correctly WL already does this, if I am S&P and start to type in a 
call it shows, albeit in another widow, a list of probable RED dupes, if I 
dial off frequency I think it does wipe without my having to ALT-W, or I am 
just remembering something that has an autopilot part built in?

I am trying to get this to work on my netbook with my K3, make even more 

Dave NT6AA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glenn Rattmann" <k6na at cts.com>
To: "John Graf" <wa6l at arrl.net>
Cc: <sddxcnews at yahoogroups.com>; <sccc at contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: [SCCC] FKeys for Writelog

> 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...!
> --Glenn
> 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 
>>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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