[WriteLog] P49X Prefill file & Message SO2R vs SO1R

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Thu Jan 8 02:12:33 EST 2015

On Wed,1/7/2015 4:18 PM, Rob K6RB wrote:
> As regards pre-fills, I don't use them because I type 85 wpm. And, if 
> I did use a pre-fill, it would be based on an ADIF from one of my own 
> logs and not a compendium (K0HB is right about that, I think). 

Yes. As I see it, using a masterdat or a prefill that is not generated 
from my logs is ASSISTANCE.  When I'm running and a call doesn't show up 
on either screen, I'm going to make sure that I got it right, either by 
seeing it a couple of times in RTTY windows, or asking myself or the 
other guy if I got it right.  Without those aids, I might never have 
asked. That's assistance, even though the Rules for most contests don't 
treat it that way.

>  I operate SO2R and it took a long time to become comfortable with it, 

Me too, and I am still not even close to being comfortable.

> but I agree that intrinsically I should be able to do slightly better 
> than someone of comparable skill using SO1R.

There's an excellent piece in the new NCJ showing that SO2R is more than 
a "slight advantage."

73, Jim K9YC

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