[WriteLog] Point-and-click vs using the keyboard

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 14:43:03 EDT 2014


Most of my contesting is CW, and I want no part of the mouse when 
contesting.  The only time I want my fingers to leave the keyboard in the 
hit of battle is to use the paddle to get or provide fills.

Point and click is a speed-killing distraction to me.

I "grew up" in radio as a Navy Radioman, and in computer-aided contesting in 
CT.  Both were very keyboard-centric environments.  The reason I continue to 
pay for WriteLog vs. the "free" alternatives is because Writelog so closely 
mimics the CT user interface model.

73, de Hans, K0HB
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-----Original Message----- 
From: Ray Day
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:57 PM
To: writelog at contesting.com
Subject: [WriteLog] Point-and-click vs using the keyboard

Hi all, I just posted this to the rttycontesting group and am repeating it
here for WL users in case this is new info:

To add my 2 cents worth to this discussion:

I use Writelog and on RTTY - one radio - I'm completely point-and click via
a separate program called FKeys. Been using it for years. It's my perfect
solution to RTTY contesting data entry and logging. See
http://www.kregli.com/fkeys.htm .

This is a program that starts after WL is running and has little on-screen
boxes  to be clicked on in a separate window and each box can be mapped to a
WL message - usually accessed by the keyboard's function keys. In addition,
other common WL functions like send spot, save, enter, clear QSO entry info,
save RTTYrite, etc. can be activated by clicking on a create-it-yourself
clickable box  - and you can make them any size as well and label them as
you wish.

Using this program, I literally never touch pencil or paper, and use the
keyboard only for corrections.

See you in the next one,

Ray N6HE

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