[TRLog] When will TR support RTTY?
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 10:25:13 -0700 (PDT)
> Just send all of those customers wanting RTTY that have Win95 to
> Gee, when are you going to do it ??
Well - take your pick:
2. When I decide to become serious about RTTY contests (you never know).
3. With the limited time I have available with TR, I wouldn't think of
adding another major feature to it during this phase of my life. I
have three girls - age 7, 5 and 3, and many people simply give up
on their hobbies when confronted with similar family obligations.
For me, things work better if there is a balance and the relationship
I have with my wife allows for a certain amount of time for both of
us to be alone and "veg".
However, the days are gone where I have significant blocks of time
to do major things with the software. At times, I have been able to
do this during slow periods at work, but my current position at
Intel hasn't allowed for that sort of thing.
So, in short - I see adding RTTY contests and the associated
support issues to be a significant obligation and one I am not
willing to add to the list. I want to continue to use my
avaiable time supporting TR in the current market segment that
Recently, I have had to say "NO" where I had previously helped
out. Things like the NCJ Sprint editor and helping the ARRL with
their log checking software are examples. I offered to help the
ARRL fix up their stuff - but it quickly was turning into a full
time job, so I had to decline.
So, this really ends up being answer #2. If the limited time I
do have for radio projects gets focused on RTTY contests, I would
probably use some software. However, I view the RTTY contests
as very different than CW/SSB contests and I would probably try
one of the industry standard programs - why re-invent the wheel?
If I got to the point that the existing packages were so poorly
written that I couldn't use them (which is what happened in the
case of CT), then I might be inspired to write my own.
I am open to some middle of the ground solutions - and they
are banging around in my head. Some morning, I might wake up
early and have an idea that can be easily implemented and
give you a partial solution. So, keep those ideas coming.
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