[Trlog] IARU and mixed mode operating

Mike Wetzel mjwetzel at comcast.net
Fri Jul 9 08:14:10 PDT 2010

I tried ver. 6.79, 6.88, 6.90, 6.92. 6.93 and 6.94 and none works correctly.
I had 6.72 but couldn't get it to behave so I gave up on it as it wouldn't
work with my radio anyway.  (Didn't have 6.74 or 6.78 to test but again they
wouldn't work with my radio)

6.93 works fine if both radios are on CW or both on SSB, it just when doing
mixed mode that things get fouled up.

There is a big delay on SSB when using a DVP and I even tried (just for fun)
disabling the DVP but still things were fouled up.

Mike W9RE

-----Original Message-----
From: n3bb at mindspring.com [mailto:n3bb at mindspring.com] 
Sent: July 09, 2010 7:06 AM
To: mjwetzel at comcast.net; trlog at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [Trlog] IARU and mixed mode operating

The last time I operated the IARU in mixed mode was the final year that the
contest was a part of the WRTC qualification process for Moscow. I ended up
using 6.74 or 6.78 because on my old slow PC, 6.93 took too long to process
the QSO. At any rate, my old tried and true version worked fine. It worked
in the SO2R mode exactly as it normally would in either  mode. The radio
operated with all the memory messages, either SSB or CW (using old K1EA
voice recorders in both computers) and it was interesting to operate SO2R
and have everything work just exactly as it should. I would hear my own
voice or the CW depending on the mode of that particular radio. Radios
called stations and gave exchanges as needed. It was cool to be running on
one mode and S and P-ing on another mode and the station simply did exactly
what it was supposed to do. 

Jim N3BB

-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Wetzel <mjwetzel at comcast.net>
>Sent: Jul 8, 2010 10:45 PM
>To: trlog at contesting.com 
>Subject: [Trlog] IARU and mixed mode operating
>I have not operated the IARU contest in a few years (at least seriously)
>I'm pretty sure this use to work FB but now it doesn't. 
>I normally use 6.93 but also tried 6.94 with no luck. 
>If Radio A is on 15M CW and Radio B is on 10M CW and a stations is queued
>using 'Alt-D' all works normal.  Call and exchange are sent and Q is logged
>on correct band.
>But if Radio A is on 15 M SSB and Radio B is on 10 M CW and 'Alt-D' is used
>again the call is sent on Radio B but upon hitting enter to log the
>and the Q,  TR thinks Radio B is on SSB because it goes to transmit but
>doesn't transmit any CW (maybe transmit exchange on SSB) and also logs the
>contact on SSB rather then CW.
>I think it has to do with the timing issue.
>Can anyone suggest an alternate key setup to force TR to send the report on
>CW and log the Q on CW?  Or any other patch that might work?
>Mike W9RE
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