[Trlog] Idea for NAQP (fwd)

Eric Hilding dx35 at hilding.com
Mon Jan 12 23:10:33 EST 2004

Dale Martin, KG5U, shared several brilliant enhancement ideas:

>1.  Would it be worthwhile to have a flag or highlighted field appear next
>to the callsign field to raise the operator's awareness that the station is
>a needed mult/qso on another band.

YES...YES...YES (Anything to minimize unnecessary eye movement around a big 

>Maybe having it appear in CQ mode rather than S&P...or maybe making it
>selectable (1-cq, 2-s&p, 3-both) through CTL-J....

A brilliant idea, Dale

>Or, maybe a command to a comport interface with wires to the selected
>sensitive locations of the operator's chair to remind him to ask the station
>to QSY.

Actually, this has some practical derivations, IMHO.  Like tied to a 
Multi-Alarm capability to:

1. Auto-wake the operator in case of dozing off in the wee hours of the morning
2. Auto-reminder to backup if not set on AutoPilot
3. Auto-check for anything imaginable that can contribute to productivity

>2.  The Auto-Cq thing, again...  It would sure be nice to see Auto-CQ be
>selectable to (1) not work after an ALT-D QSO, or (2) continue after an
>Alt-D QSO.  That way, the big guns could select 1 and, on returning to CQ
>radio from Alt-D QSO, be answering the CQ responder and the little pistols
>could be automatically resuming the interminable CQ's.

Another great idea.


Rick, K6VVA

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