[WriteLog] Antenna direction failure - Use Azmiuth Sort Instead
stan.staten at comcast.net
Tue Nov 2 11:12:53 EST 2004
Nice idea, but that doesn't solve the problem of WL not recognizing the
rotator. The drop down menu item for it is greyed out. If I can get that
fixed then I can go onto other things. I actually stopped during the
contest and moved things around on the desk to get the rotator box closer to
my operating position when I found WL would not control it whereas I had
been having no problem with DX4WIN.
Computer: Athlon 3000
Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2
73 Stan, N3HS
From: writelog-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Barry Merrill
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 10:46 AM
To: n3hs at qsl.net; 'Writelog'
Subject: RE: [WriteLog] Antenna direction failure - Use Azmiuth Sort Instead
The new WriteLog option to sort spots by Azmiuth was
especially effective: I'd set the beams to 135,
work all spots, then to 090, work all spots, then to 045,
then to 330, etc., (and 240 if VK/ZLs were spotted),
which saved lots of lots of wear and tear instead of
constantly moving 300 pounds of antennas and mast.
I would start with "All Bands" and "Multipliers Only"
and was jumping from band-to-band at a beam heading;
(yes, I had to cough to cause the Alpha to retune
before calling - if I called after a band change
without a cough, they always missed the "W").
I'd work that direction for all spots, then move the beams, work spots, move
the beams, etc., until the spot window was empty of multipliers, and then
would remove the Mult-Only check and
would work new stations for 20-30 minutes, and then go back to Mults-only.
By working all stations at an azimuth, I had the added advantage that
I was usually not trying to grab the newest spot; I learned to look at the
time of the spot and if it was very current, and/or if I first heard
K3WW, W3LPL, K4JA, etc., calling, I knew it was a new spot, so I'd pass
that spot by for the rest of the stations at that azimuth, and then come
back at the end of that heading, when the big pileup for the new spot had
100% spots; never called CQ, never even had to S&P,
and was able to work almost every spot; I doubt I missed
more than ten multipliers that could be heard on 40-10.
Class: SOAB(A) HP
Operating Time (hrs): 32
Band QSOs Zones Countries
80: 9 6 6
40: 134 22 67
20: 340 38 126
15: 450 39 135
10: 515 33 132
Total: 1448 138 466 Total Score = 2,748,816
Club: North Texas Contest Club
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