[WriteLog] Need per-band packet spots choice for SS "U"

Gary AL9A al9a at mtaonline.net
Sun Nov 20 12:28:13 PST 2011

I 2nd, 3rd and 4th the motion!

Gary AL9A

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "K2MK" <k2mk at comcast.net>
To: "WriteLog Reflector" <WriteLog at CONTESTING.COM>
Sent: November 20, 2011 6:09 AM
Subject: Re: [WriteLog] Need per-band packet spots choice for SS "U"

> Hi Bruce,
> I remember seeing that explanation also but in my opinion things have
> changed. For the CW SS contest I let the skimmer spots flow in. I was 
> doing
> search and pounce and I wanted to pick up unworked stations as soon as 
> they
> appeared in the packet window. With a fully loaded band map, it was much
> more practical to grab the station from the bottom of the packet window. 
> But
> with all 5 bands flowing through the packet window was scrolling too 
> rapidly
> to successfully double click on an entry. And with a manual tune amplifier 
> I
> didn't want to accidentally change bands. The time has come to give the
> operator the choice thus keeping everyone happy. The SS module needs to be
> updated.
> 73,
> Mike K2MK
> To:     "Writelog user group" <writelog at contesting.com>
> Subject:     Re: [WriteLog] Need per-band packet spots choice for SS "U"
> From:     "Bruce King" <bruce at regis-consulting.com>
> Date:     Sat, 19 Nov 2011 18:12:06 -0500
> List-post:     <writelog at contesting.com">mailto:writelog at contesting.com>
> If I recall (no guarantees of accuracy anymore...) there was a thread on
> this a couple of years ago. The gist of the thread was that since you
> can only work a station once in SS, it doesn't matter what band you work
> it on. And, since the entries in the packet spot window are for unworked
> stations, a station that changes bands won't show up again. This is the
> desired operation for the contest. If you have other goals, e.g. looking
> for particular states on particular bands, it won't help. Gary's
> suggestion to try the VE7CC software may help here.
> 73 Bruce W1CSM
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