[WriteLog] Feature request

Hal Kennedy halken at comcast.net
Wed Oct 15 08:24:44 EDT 2008

Hello Hank - Nice to see you in the airport on the way back from ARRL DX
CW last year.  Here is what we have done at our operations at PJ4O,
PJ4R, TI5N, etc:

We do not use the "+" key, and always have "enter sends exch/QRZ"
checked.  That way you can run the entire contest just hitting "enter."
Enter sends CQ, then "enter" sends: "TU PJ4O."  This causes ID after
every QSO.  Like you we really DO NOT LIKE DX-side stations that don't
ID frequently and actually believe it hurts the rate over the long haul.
OTOH, ID every time is not necessary, particularly when the rate meter
is above 150, so we just truncate the TU message with the escape key to
suppress the ID when we don't want/need it.  You can do the same if you
are using "+."

Having the ID as the default seems good...easily suppressing it seems
good too - works for us.
Hal, N4GG  

-----Original Message-----
From: writelog-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of k8dd
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:13 AM
To: Writelog user group
Subject: [WriteLog] Feature request

Here is something I'd like to see (after a discussion in the bar

Having operated from the DX side a few times .....
When you press the + key  Writelog sends the F3 message ( TU <callsign>

I would like to be able to have the + key send only TU for a selectable
number of QSOs and then after the threshold, send TU <callsign>.

In other words ..... I work x number of stations sending TU after those
QSOs.  Then on the next QSO I send TU K8DD after the QSO is complete.

Personally I would put a max of 4 or 5 on it - I hate it when DX
wait more than 4 QSOs before they ID!

73    Hank    K8DD

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